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Is Horizon happening at the Edinburgh Festival?

Although Horizon is connected to the Edinburgh Festivals, due to the ongoing uncertainty over Covid 19, and in recognition that the majority of international delegates would be unable to travel this year, Horizon is an entirely digital showcase and none of our events are open to attend in person. All of our events will be available to view/book online through the Horzion website.  

The majority of your presentations are registered with the Edinburgh Fringe and are also available to the general public to view via our Fringe venue,  Horizon Online.

We hope to be in Edinburgh in person next year.

How do I watch the events?

Once logged in to the members area, you can see all the Horizon events available to you.

All event streams will be accessed through their relevant event page at the time of the event, and will also be available to ‘catch-up’ following the event. The in-conversation events and Q&A sessions will have a link posted on their relevant event page. Please give yourself some time to navigate the site and schedule what you would like to attend across the showcase.

Do I need to book tickets in advance?

The only shows that you need to book in advance for are the presentation of Opera Helps by Joshua Sofaer and the presentation of Every dollar is a soldier / With money you’re a dragon by Chinese Arts Now. 

Tickets for these are limited capacity and available on a first come, first served basis. Information on how to book is available on the relevant event page. 

All other events do not require advance booking and can be accessed through the relevant event page at the time of the event.

Are the presentations only open to registered delegates?

Only registered delegates and artists will have access to the presentations, residency moments, artist insights and other programmed events through the Horizon website.

For everyone else we would encourage you to visit the Ed Fringe website and view any of the following presentations with Pay What You Can tickets:

Future Cargo, a sci-fi dance show performed in a 40-foot haulage truck is the latest outdoor work by Requardt & Rosenberg, filmed for audiences to experience at home with an intimate sound score.

26 August at 11am and 7pm and 29 August at 2pm

Artist Janine Harrington presents a digital online version of her 2018 Screensaver Series, a five-dancer-strong movement and sound installation inspired by the obsolete screen-saving programmes of early computing.

27 August at 1pm and 9pm and 29 August at 6pm

First presented at Contact in Manchester earlier in 2021, mandla rae brings short film as british as a watermelon which explores the citizenship process, questions the realities of decolonisation, picks apart the long-lasting effects of trauma, and explores mandla’s fragmented memory.

26 August at 4pm or 11.30pm

Built with original music and virtual performances, Chinese Arts Now’s Every dollar is a soldier/With money you’re a dragon invites audiences to roam freely as avatars through an ‘after hours’ digital art gallery. Mixing gaming and 3D technology, writer and performer Daniel York Loh compares the apparent success of the once-richest man in America – William Waldorf Astor – with the migration of Chinese people.

24 – 29 August at 1pm and 7pm

Multi-award-winning British Asian choreographer Seeta Patel presents a screening of their reimagining of Stravinsky’s iconic ballet The Rite of Spring in the classical Indian dance style Bharatanatyam in the year of the 50th death anniversary of Stravinsky.

27 August at 11am and 7pm and 29 August at 4pm

Tarik Elmoutawakil’s Marlborough Productions will enable audiences across the globe to join their widely celebrated Brownton Abbey (BA) an evolving, international performance collective, centring and celebrating disabled, queer people of colour. Adapted for a digital landscape, Brownton Abbey: Talk Show will be a frank and open conversation.

25 August at 11am and 7pm and 29 August at 11am

What platforms are you using? Do I need to create an account?

Events will be streamed or made available on the Horizon website. For interactive events such as “in conversations” or Q&As the events will be presented in Zoom. You do not need to have a Zoom account to attend, but for the best experience we recommend downloading the Zoom app.

I have access requirements, what should I do?

All Horizon events will have captioning, BSL and audio description available. Our priority is to create a space where everyone can bring their full selves and feel comfortable.

Visual stories for all presentations will be available through the event pages. These include warnings on strobe lighting and any other content.

Please do talk to us if your needs are not met or you have any specific questions.

I am unable to watch an event at the scheduled time, can I still access it?

Yes, after their first scheduled streaming of an event, the event will be available to view on demand for one month through the Horizon website.

I am interested in meeting with one of the artists/companies, how do I do this?

Horizon artists have made themselves available for individual 30 minute (online) meetings. Registered delegates will have access to their availability and can book appointments directly. Once you have booked your time, the Horizon team will send you a link for the meeting (via Zoom or the artist’s preferred platform). You will receive links to view artist’s availability by email.

How can I connected with the featured artists & other delegates?

We invite you to connect with the Horizon consortium members, and the showcase artists in the following ways:

Artist Meetings: You can book 1-to-1 meetings with all the artists in the showcase. We are using Calendly to schedule these meetings and we will send you details of how to book those meetings in the next few days.

The Daily Gather: Monday 23 – Friday 27 August, 10am – 11am. Drop-in for a beverage and a chat, a chance to connect the Horizon partners over the showcase. Open to all delegates and artists.

Delegate List: We will send you a full delegate list, and following the showcase we will circulate more detailed information on attendees (including biographical information), alongside a full pack with details of all the presentations and residencies.

In addition, during the first scheduled presentations, you will be able to use the chat function to connect with other delegates, you will also be able to ask questions during webinar events.