[15 March 2020] All events of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing public health situation.
It is with great disappointment that we announce that Into the New festival, including all degree show performances and related events such as the ReCollection Zine Launch, has been suspended until further notice. The news follows the announcement today from RCS Principal Professor Jefferey Sharkey who has suspended all RCS performances, concerts and public events until further notice as new measures are being implemented by the Senior Management Team given the continued spread of the Covid-19 outbreak and in line with institutions across the Scottish Higher Education sector. This suspension is effective from Monday the 16th of March and includes all offsite events including Into the New festival.
The Festival and CPP staff team want to extend our support to the seven graduating students who have worked incredibly hard to prepare for their degree show performances which were due to take place next week. We ask you to join us in applauding them for their commitment and professionalism to their process and in congratulating them on the works they created for the festival amid this unfolding, global situation. We also want to send our thanks to the technical, mentoring and production teams as well as all of the venue staff at the Pearce Institute for their hard work in getting the festival to this point. We apologise to our students and audiences for the disappointment we understand this may cause however we fully support the measures being implemented by the RCS to ensure the safety of our communities and of our vulnerable people as a priority.
The RCS is offering full refunds for all ticket holders of cancelled performances.
Welcome to Into the New 2020 and the beautiful Edwardian recreation rooms of The Pearce Institute, which has been the home of the festival since 2016. Into the New is the graduation festival of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Contemporary Performance Practice programme. Into the New 2020 is set to host a programme of dynamic, experimental and deeply personal performances from graduating artists Dan Brown, Minnie Crook, Julia Fisher, Maddie Granlund, Genevieve Jagger, Craig McCorquodale and Ryan Morgan. The festival, which is hosted across four days, introduces the work of the Contemporary Performance Practice programme graduating class alongside two performative events which open and close the festival.
The festival opens with a symposium event titled Presence in Absentia: Inviting Another into Your Art. This symposium hosts contributions from six artists and practitioners that ask what it means to invite the context of other people into your artwork. (Monday 16th March, 17:30- 20:00
The degree show performances will be taking place across three venues;
The Mary Barbour, The Vestibule and The Boardroom.
Spend an evening or a festival with us and experience the breadth and uniqueness of each of the works presented by the class of 2020. (Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th March – various times)
The relaxed festival hub in The Pearce Institute’s MacLeod Hall offers a space to sit and enjoy a refreshment between performances. The hub will feature an exciting programme of performance by CPP third year students who durationally recall and reperform works for the festival. (Tuesday 17th – Wednesday 18th)
Into the New culminates in a performative celebration as we launch ReCollection, a performance zine featuring contributions from CPP graduates, staff and students marking the 21st year of the Contemporary Performance Practice programme. (Thursday 19th, 19:00 – 22:00)
From intimate performance to large scale spectacles, Into the New 2020 offers a festival of cutting edge contemporary performance from a group of Scotland’s most exciting emerging artists.
Tickets available at RCS Box Office
0141 332 5057
Monday 16th March
17:30 – 20:00 Symposium: Presence in Absentia: Inviting Another into Your Art – The MacLeod Hall
20:30 – 21:30 NO HOMO – The Mary Barbour
20:30 – 21:30 Youngbunny – The Boardroom
Tuesday 17th March
17:00 Festival Hub Opens – The MacLeod Hall
17:30 – 18:30 Julia Fisher presents every degree show that never got made. – The Vestibule
18:30 – 19:30 undead – The Mary Barbour
19:30 – 20:30 Youngbunny – The Boardroom
20:30 – 21:30 And When I Remember That I Have Forgotten – The Vestibule
21:30 – 22:30 Men at Work – The Mary Barbour
Wednesday 18th March
17:00 Festival Hub Opens – The MacLeod Hall
17:30 – 18:30 Men at Work – The Mary Barbour
17:30 – 19:30 The Line That Finally Gets You (Durational Performance) – The Boardroom
18:30 – 19:30 And When I Remember That I Have Forgotten – The Vestibule
19:30 – 20:30 NO HOMO – The Mary Barbour
20:30 – 21:30 Julia Fisher presents every degree show that never got made. – The Vestibule
20:30 – 22:30 The Line That Finally Gets You (Durational Performance) – The Boardroom
21:30 – 22:30 undead – The Mary Barbour
Thursday 19th March
20:00 – 23:00 ReCollection Zine Launch & Festival Closing Party – Offsite Venue TBA