Crossing Lines

On Saturday 12 August, the Corn Exchange and 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Newbury will present the latest in its exciting free outdoor arts programme, Crossing Lines. The performance will take place in Goldwell Park, Newbury at 9.30pm.

Crossing Lines Set

Crossing Lines

Presented by one of Europe’s most spectacular outdoor performance companies, Actiontheater PAN.OPTIKUM, Crossing Lines will combine dance, performance, rap and video projection, all on a giant scale, in order to create what is tipped to be one of the largest outdoor events the Corn Exchange has ever presented.

 Crossing Lines has been developed in Freiburg, Germany. The show will be performed by 27 young people from nine different European countries, and following the premier, the company will tour to each participant’s country of origin. The UK premier performance, which is expected to draw an audience of around 4,000 people, will be presented at Goldwell Park, Newbury, offering audiences from Berkshire and beyond the chance to experience a large scale outdoor show, right on their doorstep.

Corssing Lines Performers

‘The Corn Exchange and 101 are thrilled to be part of such an exciting, Creative Europe funded, project. Working with an internationally renowned outdoor theatre company such as PAN.OPTIKUM is a great opportunity for us, the participants, and the audiences in Newbury and the surrounding areas who will come and see this show.  We are excited to present an event of this scale for the first time in Newbury.‘ Juliet Coveney, 101 Producer.

The UK participants include Thatcham local, Paige Mackay, Rosalind Chaston from Oxford, and Kyle Lockerby and Katy Burse from Folkestone.  The project’s initial aims of offering local young people the unique opportunity to be a part of an international performance, and creating a new multi-national European theatre ensemble made up of young people, is now being realised.

Crossing Lines will take place at Goldwell Park, Newbury at 9.30pm on Saturday 12 August. The event is free to attend.

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