The National Review of Live Art Archive
What is The NRLA Archive?
The National Review of Live Art (NRLA) Archive is primarily a video archive that holds footage of
performances from the prestigious NRLA festival. The footage covers the period from 1986 (when the festival was first documented
on film) to 2010 when the festival closed. As well as the recordings of performances, there are also tapes of
installations, discussions, and interviews with participating artists. In addition to the videos,
the Archive contains a variety of information on the NRLA itself, and valuable printed material
including the festival brochures, posters, press cuttings and other miscellaneous documents.
The NRLA Archive was donated to The Nottingham Trent University in the 1990ís by Nikki Milican (OBE),
artistic director of the NRLA, as a key addition to the Live Art Archives, and subsequently
transferred to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection in 2006.
|The NRLA formed part of the New Territories festival, which was Scotland's International
festival of Live Arts produced by New Moves International.