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Emerge in 2021

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Emerge was established by Warwick Arts Centre (WAC) and the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies (SCAPVC). At the inaugural 2014 Emerge Festival and Laboratory, graduate theatre companies (including Dumbshow, Fat Git, FellSwoop, Kill the Beast) and alumni artists participated in four days of events and experiments. In 2015, Emerge celebrated the university‚Äôs 50th anniversary through Warwick 2065: Performance and the University alongside touring work from graduate companies including FellSwoop, Barrel Organ and Walrus. In 2016, Barrel OrganLink opens in a new window curated the festival and formed their own student ensemble, and from 2017-21 the festival was co-curated with alumni artists.