August 9, 2016

Are you aged 16+ and interested in participating in creative workshops and live performances? Here’s your chance to be part of a SPILL commission.

SPILL Festival of Performance and Mem Morrison Company are looking for local, volunteer performers to participate in a new work Luminous. This opportunity is open to anyone aged 16+ who is interested in taking part in a unique project that combines music, performance and film in Ipswich. It will involve a series of professional development Master Classes, collaborating with internationally acclaimed artist Mem Morrison and dancer/choreographer Helen Baggett (Gecko/Candoco Dance Company), alongside the chance to perform live. Luminous is a SPILL Commission and highlight of the upcoming SPILL Festival of Performance (taking place across Ipswich from Wednesday 26th until Sunday 30th October 2016).

SPILL Festival is the UK’s premier artist-led festival of experimental theatre, live art and performance. Inaugurated by performance maker Robert Pacitti in 2007, the festival has become known worldwide for supporting radical new work, presented in accessible ways that are as much about context as excellence.


Embark on a moonlit expedition through a fragmented landscape in the company of Luminous, an album of original songs exploring our human relationship to the moon. Experienced as an immersive 3D spatial soundscape, in highly atmospheric surroundings, Luminous offers a moment to pause and listen in a universe that spins too fast Internationally acclaimed Mem Morrison’s work spans over two decades of creating projects for theatres, galleries and site-specific spaces. Mem expands on an impressive back catalogue of memory and personal history to reflect a wider universal human experience, often revealing previously untold truths. Luminous marks Mem’s return to SPILL following his previous SPILL Commission Ringside.


Mem Morrison Company is looking for volunteer performers who are focused and comfortable with simple movements and durational work. Please note: you will be on your feet for some time, so do let us know if you have any access requirements.

Sessions will take place across September and October at DanceEast, Ipswich (usually on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons). It is anticipated you would need to be available for some of the following dates/times and definitely the Rehearsal, Dress Rehearsal and x Performances (please note this guideline schedule may be subject to slight changes):

17th – Saturday (2pm-6pm) Welcome and intro session / 19th – Monday (7pm-9pm)
26th – Monday (7pm-9pm)

3rd – Monday (7pm-9pm) / 10th – Monday (7pm-9pm) / 15th – Saturday (2pm-6pm)
17th – Monday (7pm-9pm) / 22nd – Saturday (2pm-6pm) / 24th – Monday (7pm-9pm)
26th – Wednesday (6pm-9pm) Rehearsal / 27th – Thursday (7pm-9pm) Dress Rehearsal
28th – Friday (5pm-11pm) x2 Performances

If you are interested in being involved, please visit to apply by Monday 12th September (5pm).

Please email if you have any questions.

Luminous is a Mem Morrison Company production. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. A SPILL Commission. Research, development and pilot Commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Weekender and Norwich Arts Centre. With support from DanceEast and Artsadmin. Mem Morrison is an Artsadmin Associate Artist and Escalator Music Artist.

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