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Open Call for Performance Work-Spontaneous Combustion Festival

Spontaneous Combustion is a yearly festival of dance and performance happening in various outdoor and indoor locations in Hackney Wick and Bethnal Green. We invite artists working across dance, live art and contemporary theatre to submit proposals of new or recent performance work to be presented at the festival.
On its 4th year, Spontaneous Combustion offers emerging artists an opportunity for exposure and networking and more experienced artists a creative opportunity to locate their work in unusual spaces.
The festival is supported by arebyte, a nonprofit organisation based in Hackney Wick producing cross-disciplinary projects in Performance and New Media art.

For more information, please visit www.spontfestival.com

DATES: 19-20 July 2014

APPLICATION DETAILS: please email hello@spontfestival.com
• CV with short artist statement (max. 200 words)
• proposal of work (max. 300 words)
• URL link to video material or web page of previous or proposed work

We accept proposals of work-in-progress or new work to be developed.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10 June 2014

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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