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Juncture Festival Curated by Wendy Houstoun | March 2014

A festival of contemporary movement, theatre and film work, curated by Wendy Houstoun

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About Juncture Festival Curated by Wendy Houstoun | March 2014

Film by Andy Wood

“Juncture was first curated for Yorkshire Dance in 2012 by Charlotte Vincent in an initiative designed to bring new work, professional development, critical debate and innovative performance practice to Yorkshire.

“In her own statement from 2012 Charlotte says she chose artists who were quiet anarchists, searching for an appropriate language to say what they need to say.

“I would say that holds true for this year too, although perhaps, this time, some of the anarchists are not quite so quiet.

“As a first-time curator I blissfully ignored practicalities and went for a kind of dream list of makers, performers, writers and talkers who all inspire and intrigue me.

“In all of them I find a clarity and integrity of purpose, a deep connection to their material and the way it relates to an audience.

“Among the artists are long term inspirations (Jordi Cortés, Hugo Glendinning, John Avery, Vivien Wood), work influences (Gary Stevens, Grace Surman), brief collisions with the hope for more (Nicole Beutler, Robert M. Hayden, Louise Wallinger) and granted wishes (Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth).

“In a selfish way it is going to give me the chance to start or continue a conversation with them but I am really very much hoping it is a conversation that includes you. Because, of course, without you it is just not the same.”

Wendy Houstoun
March 2014

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