29 May – 4 June 2017

Block Universe is back for the third year running, from 29 May to 4 June 2017, with a programme of newly commissioned performances, UK premieres, talks and workshops.

Taking place at renowned institutions, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Somerset House, as well as unique locations across the city, the week long festival presents work by some of the most exciting UK-based and international artists working in performance art today:  Eglė Budvytytė, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Liz Magic Laser, Nicole Bachmann, Rory Pilgrim, Stina Nyberg, Will Rawls, Young In Hong, Zadie Xa and a first-time collaboration between Kim Coleman, Zoë Poluch and Cara Tolmie.

This year’s festival theme will address notions of nationhood, inclusivity and identity politics set against a changing socio-political landscape. Looking at networked communities and the power of collective voices, Block Universe will champion work that questions the status quo in divisive times.

The best way to experience Block Universe is through the Block Universe  Festival Pass. This Festival  Pass  grants you access to the  festival’s weeklong programme of performances as well as exclusive events, giving you behind the scenes access to our artists and the performances. The Festival  Pass costs £150 only, and is available to purchase until  26 May 2017.  To purchase your pass, please click  here

Block Universe 2017 team: Louise O’Kelly, Founding Director & Curator; Nicky van Breugel, Project Manager; Xica Aires, Head of Production; Burcu Yüksel, Development; Tatjana Damm, Business Development; Katharina Worf, Public Programme Curator; Isabel Sachs, Communications; Celine Roblin-Robson, Project Assistant. Thank you to all our volunteers for their support!