A dazzling programme of theatre, dance, art and music will take over the streets and iconic buildings of West London this summer with the return of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s ninth annual InTRANSIT Festival. Curated and produced by O’Neill/Ross, the festival reflects the rise of site-responsive art in the UK emerging over the last nine years as an innovative platform for experimentation and new collaborations in art and performance.
This year’s highlights include…
- MOBO and BAFTA award-winning hip-hop artist, ‘Akala’ performing the first ever site-specific adaptation of his graphic novel The Ruins of Empires in the intimate surroundings of The Dissenters Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery
- Los Voladores de Papantla, the legendary birdmen of Mexico soaring through the air suspended on ropes from a 20-metre pole erected in Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance
- An Urban Beach under the Westway Flyover to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Trust Neptune Coastline Campaign
- Pop-Up Art School in Powis Square, where visitors can collaborate with artists and architects.
After the success of the InTRANSIT Festival 2014, production and design team O’Neill/Ross return to curate this year’s festival. They have handpicked all the artists involved and have worked with them to realise their productions that explore themes of Paradise on Earth and Utopias and Realities.
To get involved with next years festival you can access more information here: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/intransit.aspx