Block Universe

Block Universe is an annual festival that brings together a new wave of cutting-edge performance art at the cross-section of contemporary visual art, dance and music in major institutions and unique venues across London. Block Universe will return for its third edition from 29 May to 4 June 2017, with an expanded public programme.

Our goal is to create a long-term, sustained engagement with performance art by commissioning UK-based artists, as well as inviting international artists, to premiere new work. In pioneering this new platform, Block Universe aims to position London at the forefront of the dialogue surrounding performance art internationally.

Block Universe is founded by Louise O’Kelly, and the team is Burcu Yuksel, Development; Nicky van Breugel, Project Manager; Xica Aires, Production Manager; Isabel Sachs, Communications and Tatjana Damm, Business Development.

The team is supported by an advisory panel comprised of Steven Bode, Alessandra Canavesi, Amy Stephens, Fatos Ustek and Robert Violette.


Block Universe (CIC) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, registered in England and Wales. Company no. 9499938