(Credit: Tete a Tete Festival Official Website)
The Tête à Tête Festival has declared a Manifesto regarding its 2020 festival.
According to the statement, the company will go ahead with its festival whether it be by “act of imagination” or in a real physical space.
In a publication on its official website, the company declares “We hope and aim to make this festival in the ‘real’ world, but also believe that its imagined manifestations have a very great, real value.”
Bill Bankes-Jones, the company’s artistic director provided more context for the Manifesto, noting that the company does not do online performances.
“What we love about theatre is coming together, not being apart,” he wrote in a blogpost.
“Our real Festival in an imaginary world means we can go ahead and plan, even though these plans may end up being cancelled. I’m not encouraging anyone yet to commit to building huge teams and raising funds. But we do all have something to work towards, to look forward to,” he continued noting that the plan is for a “real-world” festival to take place in September.