A FESTIVAL of contemporary performance by some of the most exciting new voices in Scotland returns to Glasgow this week.

Into The New will bring live art and contemporary performance to Tramway on February 17 and 18.

Powerful premieres rich in fresh, creative energy will be presented over two days by final-year students of the BA (Honours) Contemporary Performance Practice programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), one of the world’s top destinations for performing arts education.

The students include Margot Conde Arenas who will delve deep into her Venezuelan and Colombian heritage to tell of those who have been disappeared.

Here she will try to remember ancestors who have been disappeared from existence and imagine the lost histories of Latin America.

Through this, she will explore displacement and what it feels like to grow up and live separated from your homeland and its people.

In addition Shona Powell McKay will present Together These Pieces of Us and Gaia R. Silvan will stage Gaia! And The Realm of Possibilities while Sam Vaherlehto will perform Being. Decoupled.

Gracie Richmond will stage And For Thy Peace, Anne Kjær will present In My Dreams and Bishop May Down will perform Conversations With Eve.

“Into The New is a festival of experimental contemporary performance – using a range of approaches including somacoustics, meditation and artificial intelligence – that will explore themes such as our compulsion to perform, coloniality, social justice and our complex relationship with technology,” said Dr Vânia Gala, interim head of contemporary performance practice at RCS.

Into The New will also host Table For Upside Down Practices, a participatory and discursive event led by Dr Gala and will conclude with a DJ session at Tramway featuring Junglehussi.

The BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a four-year, interdisciplinary performance-making course focused on the generation of new and original performances.

The Department of Contemporary Performance Practice at RCS brings performance curriculum to undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary performing arts school setting. Building on a foundation of experimentation, the department evolves in relation to new developments inside and outside the field of performance and aims to be responsive to new understandings of the world in the 21st century.

The course has an interdisciplinary approach which builds on a broad range of performative modes, including live performance, choreography, movement research, site-specific performance, performance installation, contemporary theatre, post-dramatic theatre, sound art, participatory performance, critical/activist social performance, and performative writing.

Visit the Into The New website for full details of each performance and to book tickets.