We're very excited to announce that User Not Found will be part of the upcoming Traverse Festival programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, at Jeelie Piece Café. User Not Found will be our Fringe debut!
You can find more details about the Traverse Festival and the full programme here.
We are really looking forward to our PULSE Festival debut where USER NOT FOUND will have it's first preview performance. This will be followed by previews at London's Roundhouse as part of The Last Word Festival.
6th June (18.30): PULSE Fringe Festival, New Wolsey Ipswich
3rd & 4th July (17.00 & 19.45): Roundhouse London
20th July (13.45 & 17.30): DEparture Lounge Festival, Derby Theatre
We are delighted to be welcoming Sophie Ignatieff to the Dante or Die team. Sophie is an experienced creative producer who has produced in house and touring productions across a range of scales and audiences for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Manchester International Festival and the National Theatre. Most recently, she has been working freelance with independent companies Look Left Look Right and tiata fahodzi, as well as emerging theatre-maker Miriam Sherwood on the development and touring of her new cabaret, Rendezvous in Bratislava.
Last year we worked with the fabulous BYFYN who stars in TAKE ON ME to create a music video with our Associate Artist Anna Woolhouse. Have a watch, and let us know what you think.
We're so excited to announce that Take On Me's application to the Arts Council's Strategic Touring programme has been successful! We have been overwhelmed by the energy and investment from our partners to bring the Take On Me project across the UK. It’s a significant step forward for Dante or Die to reach new audiences with mac Birmingham, Ideas Test, Creative Arts East and Ealing Council whilst building on our previous work with The Lowry and Lighthouse Poole. We’re looking forward to revisiting the legwarmers and headbands, creating new local casts everywhere we go and training the site-specific producers and makers of the future.
Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England:
‘We’re delighted to be able to support Dante or Die with its plan to bring contemporary theatre to wider communities across England with funding from the National Lottery. Touring leisure centres with performances of Take on Me, Dante or Die will encourage not only new audiences for theatre but new participants too. Dante or Die is one of many contemporary companies taking work to non-traditional venues, encouraging and enabling young people and families to experience arts and culture close to home and in familiar settings.’