It all started when Theatre Bristol generously funded Nu Nu’s Ileana Gherghina to participate in the 2017 edition of IETM in Brussels, Belgium. There she had the chance to listen to a number of inspiring presentations and see some great performances. More importantly, Ileana met a number of theatre and performance festival directors from across the world and to pitch some of Nu Nu’s project ideas.
The exchange of opinions, interactions and contacts that happened during IETM led to a series of invitations to apply for theatre and live performance festivals across Europe and beyond.
We were thrilled to be invited – as a company – to perform our project BANDIT in the official selection of the HighFest Theatre and Performance Festival 2018, organised in Yerevan, Armenia.
This would not have been possible without the financial support provided by Theatre Bristol.
In 2019, we have been invited to the same festival – in the official (non-fringe) programme – to present another theatre piece produced by our company. The travel to Yerevan has again been generously co-supported by Theatre Bristol’s TB Agents bursary scheme.
In Yerevan, in both 2018 and 2019, we have had the opportunity to meet theatre artists, curators, arts managers and art critics and we were able to expand our artistic network as well as lay the foundations of exciting, new collaborations.
This great artistic adventure would have not been possible without the support of Theatre Bristol.
As a medium-scale, Bristol-based theatre company we have benefited immensely from the new contacts and collaborations created in Yerevan.
We would like to thank Theatre Bristol for their support and we would also like to encourage other artists and companies to apply for the TB Agents programme to help support their artistic dreams.