Meet the team behind Glastonbury Festival's "hedonistic hub" and our latest partners on Creativity Works: Festival Makers, Block9
Led by Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher, Block9 explore the space where art, music, theatre and politics collide, often through the construction of complete, immersive temporary realities. Their unique venues - Genosys, The NYC Downlow or The London Underground for example - are musical utopias where fantastical structures and narratives are built around specific musical genres, resulting in powerful immersive experiences.
Their work incorporates a wide range of disciplines, from live music and performance programming, through video, set and lighting design to creative consultancy and art direction.
They frequently partner with other musical and visual artists, directors, composers, choreographers and filmmakers to produce new work.
They are active in developing the skills of young people looking for careers in the arts. Since 2010 they have partnered with organisations and institutions like ours to deliver mentoring and educational programmes including experience design, technical theatre, video art, film-making, drama and creative production.
All Images © Block9 unless otherwise credited.