by gemma-connell in Scotland

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On 16th August 2015 we successfully raised £250 with 11 supporters in 42 days

An open stage dance and spoken word event that brings artists together to perform spontaneous duets.

by gemma-connell in Scotland

Project aim

An open stage dance and spoken word event that brings artists together to perform spontaneous duets.

About the project

The Artifact presents...


Flow! Dundee


Project Outline

Following its debut at Contact Theatre in October of 2011, Flow! brings together dancers and poets in an extraordinary live fusion of movement and words.

Flow! is a revolutionary open stage event that sees dancers and physical theatre performers in close conversation with spoken word artists. From its roots in the USA, slam poetry has become a cultural phenomenon, touching the hearts and minds of those involved in the hip hop genre, as well as that of modern literature. Over the years, the lines between this form of performance and other arts have begun to blur. Flow! takes this a step further, allowing the spoken word to entwine itself with the human body. This event sees a succession of duets and group performances, teaming up poets and dancers to showcase their art forms collaboratively. Each pair locks, pops, spits and rhymes their way through a spontaneous set.

"Very occasionally in life, you get the opportunity to see something that is truly one of a kind. Something so unique that you are left feeling as if you have witnessed something truly magical. For me, Flow! #3 was that opportunity."

Nikki McCullen, Do More Magazine

Flow aims to introduce audiences to a new form of artistic collaboration. Inter-disciplinary art events are becoming very popular in the industry, and Flow! will showcase one form of collaboration which has not yet been widely experimented with.

Audiences across England have enjoyed Flow! for four years, experiencing some unique pieces of performance, with artists who have just been willing to experiment. We are hugely passionate about paying artists more than the living wage, and that's where you can help us.

By showing that you believe in work like this, you will allow us to build a Scottish evidence base for Flow! whilst we can pay people for what they create. We will then use that evidence to take a case to large scale funders to develop Flow! into a national programme of dance and spoken word, involving artistic communities across the UK. By donating, you are a huge part of that journey.

What happens now...

If you fund us to the tune of £1500, we can pay artists fully for three of our booked performances. If you are generous enough to give us £2000, we can fund all four. At £500 per show, it's not an expensive venture in the grand scheme of things, but it's incredibly important to us that we can pay our stunning artists the wage they deserve.

Performance Details

17th August 2015 - Sweet Venues, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 8:15pm

18th August 2015 - Sweet Venues, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 8:15pm

10th September 2015 - Sweet Venues, Dundee, 8pm

10th December 2015 - Sweet Venues, Dundee, 8pm



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for being part of the Flow! For £5 you get a virtual fist pump, high five and secret handshake.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

We're really creating some rhythms together now. For £10, you'll get all of the above plus a unique handwritten postcard.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

For the generous amount of £25, you'll receive all of the above plus a unique poem about you.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Thank you so much! You'll be getting all of the above, plus The Artifact's Artistic Director will film an improvised dance response to our poem all about you.

£100 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£100 Reward

Wow. You're one of our Flow! Champions. You'll be graced with all of the above, plus we'll create a short dance and spoken word performance about you, live on stage, at one of our events.

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