Abstrakt Publicity

Promotion and publicity for theatre, dance, circus and live art
Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety by Angus Stewart Jonzi D at Breakin' Convention By Antonio Olmos Dickie Beau in Blackouts by Paul Blakemore WalkingHolding by Rosana Cade, photo by Pari Naderi Nando Messias in Shoot The Sissy photo by Holly Revell Andrew Logan at the Alternative Miss World by Michael Harris Stopgap Dance Company – The Enormous Room photo by Chris Parkes Scottee - photo by Holly Revell Lasana Shabazz in Scottee’s Putting Words In Your Mouth.  Photo is by Christa Holka Malik Nashad Sharpe at Joy & Dissent, Hackney Showroom – Photo by Julia Bauer Chavosos by Hick Duarte - CUT Festival 2017 jamie lewis hadley - Blood On The Streets by Lorna Jane Newman Veronica Thompson AKA Fancy Chance in Flights of Fancy by Sin Bozkurt Franko B in ‘Milk & Blood’ – Art Ensemble festival, photo Sarah Hickson
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Anna Goodman launched Abstrakt Publicity in 1999 promoting music and performing arts. For the past 19 years, the company has worked with a variety of clients and projects, creating maximum awareness for dance, theatre, live art, cabaret, spoken word and circus. Abstrakt Publicity publicises national tours, regional events, one-off performances and arts festivals via print and online media as well as TV and radio. Prior to 1999, Anna worked in London and New York, developing PR contacts and skills. Her first PR job in London was publicising fund-raising events for Laverna House, a charity providing sheltered housing for men, women and children living with AIDS. At this time she was also promoting club events, leading to work within music, nightlife and fashion. This ultimately proved indispensable in developing a specialised publicity company.

In 2000 Abstrakt was approached by Hip Hop dance/theatre artist Jonzi D to promote Aeroplane Man, the story of a young black man from East London who travels the world seeking his ideal destination. The idea was to reach beyond regular theatre and dance critics, attracting a target audience with credible coverage alongside generic press. Aeroplane Man toured internationally and sold out at the South Bank Centre, setting a precedent for an explorative way of working - Tapping into niche audiences whilst maintaining strong links with standard media contacts.

Abstrakt continues to work with Jonzi D via the annual Hip Hop dance festival at Sadler’s Wells, Breakin' Convention. Other current and recent projects include campaigns for Duckie, Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety at Hackney Empire, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Homotopia, Marisa Carnesky, Scottee, CUT Festival 2017 curated by jamie lewis hadley, Nando Messias, Fancy Chance, Hackney Showroom, Stopgap Dance Company, Andrew Logan's Alternative Miss World & Museum of Sculpture, Certain Blacks: Harlem Festival, Catherine Hoffmann, Rosana Cade and David Hoyle.  

Abstrakt has worked with a multitude of artists and organisations. There are too many inspirational people to mention and thank, but favourites include Mayfest, Fierce Festival, Joseph Mercier & PanicLab, Dickie Beau, Chisenhale Dance Space, The Albany – Deptford, WAC Arts, Figs In Wigs, Home Live Art, Dance4, UK Arts International, State of Emergency, Rhiannon Faith, Franko B, La John Joseph, Project O, Teatro Kismet, SPILL festival, Benji Reid, Stratford East, Nathan Evans, Penny Arcade, John Cooper Clarke, Soweto Kinch, John Hegley, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the late, great Andy Palacio, Robert Hylton, Vernon Reid & DJ Logic, Scratch of The Roots, Mike Ladd, Roger Robinson, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Handspring Puppet Company and Rikki Beadle Blair.

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