2020 Bermuda Festival theme announced

  • BalletX at the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts last year (File photograph)

    BalletX at the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts last year (File photograph)


Performing artists will attempt to put a smile on faces in a polarised world through the 45th Annual Bermuda Festival next year.

The event, which will take place from January 17 to March 14, will have the theme “Come Together”.

Festival chairman David Skinner said: “We wanted a theme that would reflect unity and collaboration.

“In an increasingly polarised world, we recognise the power of the performing arts in bringing people together and we thought this theme would be timely and would convey that message.”

Organisers also hope to encourage more Bermudian talent through a new proposal process for potential artists for the 2020 or 2021 festivals.

Mr Skinner said: “The festival receives hundreds of submissions every year from overseas based artists, members of the public and even visitors to Bermuda who attend the festival.

“Our office team, along with the Programming Advisory Committee, diligently review these submissions and seek to include as many local artists as possible in each upcoming year’s programme.

“We recognise, with pride, that there is world-class talent emanating from our own shores as evidenced by the number of Bermudians over the years who have gone on to develop brilliant internationally acclaimed careers in the performing arts.”

He added: “It is difficult in Bermuda to get the type of exposure needed to develop one’s talent and skills in these areas, and the festival wants to encourage local artists to put their best foot forward.

“We hope that standardising and publishing the criteria for selection will help.”

There will be potential openings for artists within three categories: headline acts, opening acts and pre-show acts.

The submission process will require all prospective artists to submit a written proposal and supplemental information.

For more information, e-mail to adminoffice@bermudafestival.org or call 295-1291

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Published Jun 20, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 20, 2019 at 8:06 am)

2020 Bermuda Festival theme announced

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