Wednesday, 25 April 2012
highlights of the Pulse Fringe Festival. Head up the A14 though next weekend and you’ll find Cambridge’s The Junction awash with new and experimental work as part of their Sampled Festival of Performance.
Taking place across just two days, it’s a more condensed affair than Pulse, however, don’t be fooled by the short time frame. There’s a lot crammed into those two days.
With such an eclectic mix of work, it’s sometimes difficult to describe, however, Producer Kate Madden says this on the event “This year we bring you Camp Sampled; a weekend retreat, celebrating a series of the best new offerings from exceptional performance makers. Opening with seed ideas at JAM, and ending with super sweet variety fun at Art Crush, we invite you to explore the building, limber up, get a spot of pampering and navigate your own festival adventure.”
So with such a wide choice what should you navigate? Perhaps the best option is to just go with the flow, take a hint from the festival’s title and ‘Sample’ as much as possible. As a guide however here are 10 events, in no particular order, that look tantalising:
two performances of this show looking at the semmingly trivial moments that make up our days. One year on it will be fascinating to see how it’s developed
The Sampled Festival Of Performance takes place at The Junction, Cambridge on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May. Full details can be found at www.junction.co.uk