Immerse Yourself in Art as Draw to Perform Comes to Brighton

It’s all well and good looking at art in galleries, but do you ever wonder if everyday movements can become art? Wonder no more; visitors at Draw to Perform festivals don’t just watch on as artists produce their creations, they also enter the artist’s space and join in.

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Bettina Fung photographed by Ram Samocha

The fourth international symposium of Draw to Perform, an international art community curated by artist Ram Samocha, is coming to Brighton this March for the group’s first visit to the city. An Israeli by birth, Ram is currently living in Brighton. He said: “The symposium is an exciting opportunity for the public to experience and celebrate the unique discipline of live drawing performance.”

Visitors to Fabrica on the 4 and 5 of March will be able to witness and participate in a ‘stirring art form that combines drawing, theatre, dance, and music into a vibrant and dynamic act’.

The first day of the two-day event is a five-hour dynamic showcase which is sure to be a feast for the eyes. You can watch leading drawing performance artists from the UK and abroad paint and sketch as they perform their art alongside renowned contemporary dancers and musicians. The focus for this year’s event is on the connection between drawing and movement and dance.

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Nicole Collins photographed by Josie Fiegehen & Sofia Mesa

Day two is packed full of bookable interactive workshops with performance artists, both local and international. Visitors of all ages and abilities will be able to explore creation as a performance by making and discussing their own artwork, or contributing to collaborative pieces. You can make art as you perform a fiery tango with your partner, turn your body into a drawing tool, and turn the invisible visible. The workshops ultimately aim to explore drawing as performance and strategies for forming a dialogue between drawing, dance, process and performance.

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A previous workshop photographed by Ram Samocha

Tickets for both days are now available online. Day one will run from 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday 4 March, with tickets costing £15 in advance or £20 on the door. There is no charge for children under 12. Click here for day one tickets.

Workshops for day two start at £5 per child, £10 per adult and £25 for a family. Click here for day two tickets.

Featured image by Marco Berardi

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