ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

Bookmark and Share

LIFT 2014

Date uploaded: May 21, 2014

The London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) returns to the capital from May 2014 for its 20th Anniversary year, with 30 productions from 13 countries; including live performances, art exhibitions and a Haitian-inspired funeral procession. Events take place on the streets, squares and promenades of London from Canning Town to Harlesden and major venues include the Barbican Centre, National Theatre, Southbank Centre and Institute of Contemporary Arts.

The 2014 programme includes 'Campo's Next Day at the Unicorn', 'Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich' at Arts Depot, Lundahl and Seitl's 'Symphony of a Missing Room' at the Royal Academy, 'I Want to Play As You' at Stratford Circus, and 'The Roof' - a 360-degree panoramic performance which gives an insight into the mind of a free runner trying desperately to stay alive, viewed from a car park opposite the National Theatre.

The festival will start at The Royal Academy of Arts with the 'Symphony of the Missing Room'. Using multisensory technology, invisible dance, and whispered illusion, visitors are welcomed to discover what remains after all the artwork is gone.

2014 celebrates football with the FIFA World Cup and commemorates 100 years since the outbreak of the first world war. The LIFT programme responds to both of these moments in it's own way. 'Turfed' is a football- inspired project involving young people from London and around the world and 'After a War' invites 25 international artists to reflect on the legacy of a conflict that defined Europe and the Middle East and was a catalyst for the African independence movement.

For more information or a full programme of events click here.