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We’re delighted to be back with our sixth festival, from 1 - 24 June, presenting fantastic dance in Birmingham’s theatres and taking over the city’s streets and squares with showstopping free performances.

In Venues 4 - 21

Inspired by themes of the imagination, body, mindfulness, and digital art, we’re showcasing great choreography and opening up new and surprising ways for you to experience dance. We’ll be getting the city moving, with a host of events and activities – including an early morning rave, social dance, mass participation events, family-friendly activities, freestyle fusion, and immersive Virtual Reality experiences. There are more ways than ever for you to get involved! Join us for an unforgettable dance experience! Lucie Mirkova Artistic Director

Outdoors - Festival Square & On Tour 22 - 31 Exhibitions 25 Events 33 How to Book 35 Programme Timetable 36 - 37 Festival Map 38 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram @BhamDanceFest

Paul Russ Associate Artistic Director

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ATOMOS FRI 1 & SAT 2 JUNE, 7.30PM New Alexandra Theatre

Tickets from £13.90 Booking details see p35 Age 8+

Atomising bodies, movement, film, sound and light morph into miniature shards of intense sensation in a cutting-edge work by contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Ten incredible dancers perform McGregor’s unique style – sculptural, rigorous, jarring and hauntingly beautiful.

Known for his unique, tenacious questioning across the interface of art and science, and through the body and mind, McGregor has remained at the forefront of contemporary arts for the past 25 years.

Original Music A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Choreography, Direction, Set Wayne McGregor

Lighting Design Lucy Carter Film Ravi Deepres Costume Design Studio XO

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3D glasses are provided for part of the performance

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Image — Ravi Deepres

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FRI 1 - MON 4 JUNE 1 - 8PM*

The Patrick Studio Birmingham Hippodrome Tickets £6 5 viewers every 25 mins

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Booking details see p35 Age 8+ Image – Martin Sandera

A fun, unforgettable, immersive Virtual Reality experience. Ideal to share with friends and family. Tracked by an optical motion capture system, five participants at the same time become their own avatar, physically moving in a virtual environment, meeting five virtual dancers. Interact with other VR adventurers in a thrilling encounter that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

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With the support of City of Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Loterie Romande, Fondation Meyrinoise du Casino, Fonds mécénat SIG.

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In Venues

FRI 8 JUNE, 7PM & SAT 9 JUNE, 6.30PM

The Patrick Studio Birmingham Hippodrome Tickets £12 / £10 conc Booking details see p35 Age 12+

Image – Martin Sandera

What if one day we could look back at our life, would there be things we might want to do differently? GUIDE is an audio-visual experience in which the past and present become one. As a performer sculpts light, the audience, immersed in electronic music, are transported to a dreamy alternate world. Warning: This performance will contain strobe and flashing lighting which may affect audience members. Winner of The Audience Award, Light Design Award and Dancer of the Year for Jaro Ondruš at the Czech Dance Platform 2016, GUIDE was selected for Aerowaves Twenty17

Image – Gilles Jobin

GUIDE

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Midlands Arts Centre

Tickets £15 / £13.50 conc Booking details see p35 Age 10+ contains adult themes

Image – Hugo Glendinning

Candoco Dance Company, the renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and nondisabled performers, presents a dramatic and powerful double bill.

Yasmeen Godder’s FACE IN is loud, vibrant and intoxicating, whilst Hetain Patel, the artist behind the TED talk “Who am I? Think Again”, gets you thinking about political correctness in his playful and charming piece LET’S TALK ABOUT DIS. “...raucous, challenging and tender work”

FACE IN is cocommissioned by Festival Oriente Occidente and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

In Venues

WEDS 13 & THURS 14 JUNE, 7.30PM

LET’S TALK ABOUT DIS is funded by the Cockayne Foundation – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation, and co-commissioned by artsdepot.

The Guardian

FACE IN & LET’S TALK ABOUT DIS INFORMATION FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING AUDIENCE MEMBERS Let’s Talk About Dis uses English, French and British Sign Language. As the piece is not fully translated into BSL a script is available.

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ELEMENTS OF FREESTYLE

Image — Studio Breed

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Main Stage Birmingham Hippodrome

Tickets £15 / £12 conc £10 groups of 10 (1 goes free) £44 family ticket (minimum of 1 adult, available by phone/in person only) Booking details see p35 Age 8+

An explosion of sports, music, dance and theatre, Elements of Freestyle delivers a spectacular fresh look at urban arts, accompanied by live music.

Four skating ramps dominate the stage, being taken apart and reassembled in multiple ways to showcase thrilling performances of breakdance, inline skating, skateboarding, freerunning, BMX, and even freestyle basketball.   Artistic director Marco Gerris (ex-jury member of The Freestyle Games and So You Think You Can Dance) aims to pack a wallop that makes you think, ‘Wow, what did I just see?’

In Venues

THURS 14 JUNE, 7.15PM

Image — Studio Breed

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FRI 15 & SAT 16 JUNE, 8PM The Patrick Studio Birmingham Hippodrome Tickets £14 / £12 conc Booking details see p35 Age 16+

WASP (VESPA) 12

A performance about an exploding head; about what we fail to achieve because we simply didn’t try. This solo dance work expresses a possibility, a fractal, fleeting mark. A wasp inside your head, a thoughtgnawing buzz. The audience, in their position as double voyeurs – watching the performance and themselves – fill the gaps of the character on stage, challenging the notion of public and private.

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Image - Gemma Tweedie

Choreographer and performer Rui Horta is a wild veteran, and that nature, audacity and doggedness, is what has allowed him to get back up on stage after thirty years of absence.


In Venues

FRI 15, 7.30PM & SAT 16 JUNE, 6PM

Midlands Arts Centre Tickets £13.00 / £11.50 conc Booking details see p35 Age 8+

An award-winning solo production of multi-faceted physical buffoonery. Image - Gemma Tweedie

Created by London International Mime Festival performer Thom Monckton and Parisian school Lecoq LEM graduate Gemma Tweedie, Only Bones uses body manipulation and a contemporary approach to clowning, to open up a world where anything is possible.

ONLY BONES V1.0

“enchanting, engaging and enthralling” Edinburgh Guide

Best in Physical Theatre, NZ Fringe 2015. Nominations: Stand Out Performer, NZ Fringe 2015, Innovation, NZ Fringe 2015, Total Theatre Award for Physical Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2016

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Enjoy a host of performances and activities for all the family

TPO

KINDUR ITALY

SAT 16 & SUN 17 JUNE 10.30AM & 12.30PM Tickets £9 (1 adult & child) additional adult/child £5 Booking details see p35 Age 2 - 4 years

A charming take on the curiosity of childhood. Simple everyday situations come alive and, by using visual narrative and the physicality of dance, we explore those “mini” emotional reactions that occur whenever we really encounter someone.

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THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF ICELANDIC SHEEP TPO

ITALY

SAT 16, JUNE, 3.30PM & 5.30PM SUN 17 JUNE 3.30PM

Image - Mini , Davide Venturini

MINI

Tickets £10/£8.50 Booking details see p35 Age 5+

A magical interactive theatre experience. From the white of its glaciers to the Northern Lights; from geysers to the rumble of gigantic waterfalls; a fairy-tale landscape is brought to life, as three dancers take the role of ‘Kindur’ (sheep in Icelandic), guiding audiences on an immersive, magical adventure, where each natural element seems animated by mysterious forces.

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Images (clockwise) - Moon, Dani Bower | Modern Warrior, Dani Bower | Dedicated to …, Camilla Greenwell

MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE


In Venues

Image - Mini , Davide Venturini

Images (clockwise) - Moon, Dani Bower | Modern Warrior, Dani Bower | Dedicated to …, Camilla Greenwell

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SAT 16 - SUN 17 JUNE

MODERN WARRIOR ROSIE KAY DANCE COMPANY

MOON UK

2FACED DANCE COMPANY

DEDICATED TO... UK

CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY

UK

FREE Age 5+

FREE Age 3+

FREE Age 3+

Where Kung Fu meets dance. Pick a side and join either the Mods or the Trads, as two opposing groups meet in an epic stand-off.

A spectacular interactive re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s classical tale, with dance, circus and music, that will delight, excite and charm the whole family.

In her new work, Caroline Bowditch reveals the extraordinary bonds we make throughout our lives. Performed by two of Candoco’s artists, Dedicated to… is a celebration of female strength, support and friendship.

You can join in, be trained and become part of the action or simply watch as the legend unfolds. A BIDF co-commission with Birmingham Weekender, Without Walls and Wiltshire Creative

Pre-show Touch Tour, BSL and audio description A BIDF co-commission with Birmingham Weekender

Co-commissioned by Without Walls & BIDF

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WOYZECK A TALE OF WOE AND PEAS

FRI 15 - SAT 23 JUNE, 7.30PM (TUE 19 JUNE, 7PM) MATINEE SAT 23 JUNE, 2PM Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Tickets from £15 Previews (15 - 18 June) from £10 Booking details see p35 Perfs 19 - 23 June will be audio described and captioned Age 12+ May contain strong language and adult content

Woyzeck just can’t get a break. He’s stuck living in military barracks, forced to shave his condescending commanding officer every day. His wages are

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By Georg Büchner in a new version by Leo Butler Director Roxana Silbert Choreographer & Associate Director Rosie Kay Designer Neil Murray Lighting Designer Lee Curran Composer & Musical Director Tom Rackham

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POLARITY & PROXIMITY

WEDS 20 SAT 23 JUNE, 7.30PM MATINEE THURS, 2PM & SAT, 2.30PM Main Stage Birmingham Hippodrome Tickets from £10 Booking details see p35

An exhilarating mixed programme of contemporary ballet.

Image - © Sola

Alexander Whitley’s KIN is an athletic, abstract piece danced to a pulsing, hypnotic score by Phil Kline, played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Quick-witted and even quicker footed, IN THE UPPER ROOM is an exhilarating, athletic ballet by American dance phenomenon Twyla Tharp. Dancers in sneakers and striking red pointe shoes dominate the stage with energy, flair and finesse.

TUES 5 JUNE, 7PM STUDIO TO STAGE

The line-up is completed with EMBRACE, a new commission from choreographer George Williamson as part of Ballet Now, a unique five-year programme developing choreographers, composers and designers to create new and innovative works for the world stage.

The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome Tickets £10 Explore the creation of EMBRACE with choreographer George Williamson

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LEARNING FROM THE FUTURE COLETTE SADLER

UK

Tickets £12 / £10 conc Booking details see p35 Age 12+ Note: contains strobe lights and nudity

Take a look at our potential future in the company of a female cyborg, known only as ‘Body A’. She inhabits a sci-fi environment where ever accelerating flows of information and encoded data replace physical reality itself and dictate the way in which new kinds of bodies move and exist. What will survive? Is ‘Body A’ herself on the point of disappearance? Produced by Colette Sadler / Stammer Productions and Dance4. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

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AUSTRALIA

FRI 22 JUNE, 5.30 & 8.15PM SAT 23 JUNE, 2 & 4PM

Quantum Exhibition Centre

Tickets £10 - or pay on the door Booking details see p35 Age 8+

Combining dance, sound and installation, DEEPSPACE is a mesmerising, intimate performance that examines our curiosity for the unknown. A journey through art and science, the performance is based on the experiences of award-winning choreographer and performer James Batchelor, and visual artist Annalise Rees, who visited remote volcanic islands in the sub-Antarctic. Note: This is an immersive work where the audience moves through the space with the dancers. Seating is limited. If you have access requirements contact bidf@dancexchange.org.uk

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The Patrick Studio Birmingham Hippodrome

JAMES BATCHELOR & COLLABORATORS

Image - Learning from the Future, Arne Schmitt | Deepspace, Gregory Lorenzutt

WEDS 20 JUNE, 8PM

DEEPSPACE


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NEW CREATION CECILIA BENGOLEA & FLORENTINA HOLZINGER

AUSTRIA

Image - New Creation, Pawel Ptak | Fierce, Pippa Frith

Image - Learning from the Future, Arne Schmitt | Deepspace, Gregory Lorenzutt

SAT 23 JUNE, 8PM

The Patrick Studio Birmingham Hippodrome Tickets £12 / £10 conc Booking details see p35 Age 12+

Hell is on earth and nowhere else... NEW CREATION is a collaborative experimentation, reflecting on the interface of nature and the artifice of the human body. Celebrated choreographers Bengolea and Holzinger, join forces to confront the limits of the body and its representation in relationship to nature. Hybrid insects exist in a lake of slime, in an environment where unpredictable conditions force constant adaptation. The infected landscape gradually disfigures their physical and sensory world.

CLUB FIERCE: DANCE AMNESTY SAT 23 JUNE, 10PM UNTIL LATE Quantum Exhibition Centre

Tickets £5 (advance) / £8 (door) Booking details see p35 Age 18+

Club Fierce is back to close the festival with an unmissable party. For BIDF, we’re harbouring some of the world’s Fiercest dance outlaws to whom no move is illegal. Away from the law these mavericks will pull any shapes they like, and you’re invited to join them. Expect performance, live music and DJs. Full line-up coming soon.

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SPONSORED BY Colmore Business District

1 - 8 JUNE VICTORIA SQUARE Victoria Square in the heart of the city is transformed for ten incredible days, creating a fresh and vibrant festival vibe right on your doorstep. See p24, 27 - 30 for details. Enjoy a wonderful programme of rich and exciting acts, activities, workshops, suitable for any age, and accompanied by local foodie favourites.

THE ORIGINAL MORNING RAVE FRI 1 JUNE, 7 - 10AM

Tickets £18 Early Bird £13.50 limited availability £20 Family (1 adult & 1 child 5 - 12yrs) Early Bird £15 limited availability Booking Details p35 Age - All. Please bring ear defenders for small children

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Morning Gloryville launches the Festival with their high-energy, empowering, morning sober rave. Morning Gloryville is more than just a party, for four years it’s been a global movement of conscious clubbing pioneers, committed to bringing connectedness and community to dance floors wherever their journey takes them. Their ethos of no drugs and no alcohol means that when you party with them, your body creates its own natural high, connecting hearts and minds in an electrifying mix.

Image - Jason Purple / Morning Gloryville

MORNING GLORYVILLE

Live music and DJs each evening in association with Hare & Hounds

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Outdoors

Image - Jason Purple / Morning Gloryville

With their unique blend of dancers, performers and immersive actors you will be taken on an epic 3-hour journey by their superstar DJs and talented MC. If you fancy some time out, or to warm up more gently, you can also enjoy a massage, a guided yoga session as well as an array of healthy drinks and superfood snacks to keep you in the zone. Oh and Morning Gloryville will be bringing a very special guest DJ, so keep an eye on our website for more details!

MODERN WARRIOR ROSIE KAY DANCE COMPANY

UK

SUN 3 JUNE FREE Age 5+

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You May Also Like VR-I - a unique Virtual Reality Experience at The Patrick Studios nearby. See p6

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SAT 2 - SUN 3 JUNE

MON 4 - FRI 8 JUNE

See a feast of local young and community talent, with opportunities to take part, as well as a chance to connect and dance with the likes of Moseley Folk and enjoy swing, Northern Soul and disco social dancing. Be entertained by a fun troop of hula hoop artists and learn to hula yourself... and much more!

An exciting programme of new commissions and presentations of existing works all made by artists living and working in the Midlands.

FREE Age 3+

Drawing - Ming Zheng

MIDLANDS MADE FREE Age 5+

The new commissions will resonate and celebrate the city, responding to the location of Victoria Square and its surroundings. Celebrate with us the region’s incredibly talented and diverse professional dance community. Midlands Made is proudly supported by our Official Travel Partner West Midlands Railway, as part of their commitment to serving the region. INVESTMENT FROM

Image - Square Dance in Victoria Sq. at Birmingham Weekender by Steve Eggleton

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BIRMINGHAM DANCES

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Exhibitions

Image - Clément Cogitore

Image: - Victor Frankowski

CLÉMENT COGITORE ASSANGE DANCING UNTIL 10 JUNE 2018 TUES - SUN, 11AM-5PM Ikon Gallery

ikon-gallery.org FREE

Drawing - Ming Zheng

Ikon presents Assange Dancing (2012) by French filmmaker, photographer and artist Clément Cogitore. Assange Dancing, shown in Ikon’s Tower Room, was made using amateur video footage of activist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dancing in utter solitude, shot and posted online by a DJ at Reykjavik nightclub Glaumbar in 2011.

DANCE, MOVE, DRAW 1 - 24 JUNE Private View Weds 13 June

Corridor Exhibition Space Birmingham City University FREE

A compilation of work produced by Level 5 Birmingham City University Illustration students in collaboration with BIDF and producers DanceXchange. Work will feature drawings that are a direct response from live studio sessions with dx associate artists DeNada Dance Theatre and Humanhood.

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Outdoors

SPONSORED BY Colmore Business District

8 - 10 JUNE VICTORIA SQUARE

A full performanc e timetable o f FREE Festival Squ are events will be availa ble in May. Please chec k our website

The Festival Square programme comes to a spectacular climax with a FREE Programme of family-friendly performances and experiences from international and UK artists, including 3 UK premieres. Expect the unexpected.

Image - AIR, Hiroshi FUJII

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UK

CIE DYPTIK

FRI 8 & SAT 9 JUNE

FRI 8 JUNE, 6PM & 8.30PM

Age 3+

Age 5+

A fun and cheeky performance which combines hip hop and circus, this fast paced and exciting show builds through hypnotic juggling, breakdancing and daring Cyr wheel feats, that will leave you wanting more.

High octane hip-hop dance, with a powerful beat. Six dancers interact with metal scaffolding which simultaneously cages, protects and frees them. D-Construction connects, inspires and destroys, to create something new.

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2FACED DANCE COMPANY SAT 9 & SUN 10 JUNE

Age 3+ See p15 for details

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DEDICATED TO... CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY

UK

SAT 9 JUNE

Age 3+ See p15 for details

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SIMPLE CYPHER

D-CONSTRUCTION

Image - Simple Cypher, Bertil Nilsson

ROLL UP, ROLL UP


JESĂšS RUBIO GAMO

AIR & LA GRANDE PHRASE SPAIN

SAT 9 & SUN 10 JUNE

CIE DIDIER THERON

Outdoors

Image -Bolero, Christoffer Brekne | Air, Hiroshi FUJII

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BOLERO

FRANCE

SAT 9 & SUN 10 JUNE

Age 3+

Age 3+

A duet about tenacity, Bolero explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating pleasure and exhaustion.

Funny and original, four dancers perform dressed in inflatable latex suits which transform and magnify their movements. Intricate and precise choreography is given a new dynamic and energy by the element of weightlessness.

GRAVITAS OFIR YUDILEVITCH

ISRAEL

SAT 9 & SUN 10 JUNE

Age 3+

A spectacular duet combining dance and acrobatics, performed on an air floor mat. The show explores the universal force of gravity. The performers take a moment to play with it, becoming pure mass and surrendering to its will.

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SYMBIOSIS KIRA ZHIGALINA

INTRODUCING… UK

SUN 1 - SUN 10 JUNE

Interactive installation runs continuously FREE Age 5+

UK

SAT 9 JUNE

Vivid Projects

It’s back! Birmingham Dance Network’s popular night of new dance from the West Midlands is this year part of BIDF. INTRODUCING… showcases new work designed for unconventional performance spaces at VIVID Projects, a warehouse gallery in the heart of Birmingham’s independent art district; Digbeth. There will be live performance, digital instillations, gallery pieces and a bar! Come along, see exciting new work and help the artists by giving anonymous feedback. Part of VIVID Projects’ Live series.  Details at birminghamdancenetwork.co.uk

Image - Symbiosis, Lizzie Coombes | Introducing, Dani Bower

Enter an immersive dome which uses sensor technology to visualise each participant’s breathing with LED lights. As each audience member’s breathing rhythm is synchronised, an artwork grows, creating a connective human experience. 

BIRMINGHAM DANCE NETWORK

‘A knockout night - An absolute pleasure!’ Introducing... audience response Image - Origami, Laurent Philippe | Modern Warrior, Dani Bower

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Outdoors

Image - Symbiosis, Lizzie Coombes | Introducing, Dani Bower

FRI 22 SUN 24 JUNE

Look out for two amazing shows popping up around the city. Keep an eye on our website for details

ORIGAMI SATCHIE NORO & SILVAIN OHL

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“quietly spectacular.” The Times on Origami

FREE Age 5+ Image - Origami, Laurent Philippe | Modern Warrior, Dani Bower

Inspired by the ancient art of Japanese paper folding, ORIGAMI turns a 40 foot shipping container into a shape shifting performance space. Dancer, choreographer and circus artist Satchie Noro slowly moves around the mechanical structure as it transforms through a series of amazing folds. ORIGAMI is a duet between a machine and a dancer, an industrial romance in which a symbol of globalisation, a container, embraces the fragile scale of the human body.

MODERN WARRIOR ROSIE KAY DANCE COMPANY

UK

FREE Age 5+ See p15 for details

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Events

BIDF 2018 will host a series of events for arts professionals

SLOWING & STILLING

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in partnership with BIDF Mon 11 & Tues 12 June Birmingham City University Foregrounding process in performance practices Slowing and Stilling will invite practices and processes on themes such as, ‘doing less’, tuning into listening, moving, writing and resting, an act of resistance to accustomed ‘productive’ practices, the slow or still body as a resistant force in performance. There will be public performances as part of the programme at the Birmingham City University Campus.

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diversity of bodies in current performance practice. Salon BHAM! is a series of topical, artist-led conversations hosted by Birmingham Dance Network that are designed to provoke, inspire, and excite. As part of the festival BDN will be hosting a whole day’s programme of workshops, discussions and performances with contributions from internationally recognised artists, academics and industry specialists.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Throughout the festival there will be a series of master classes and workshops with celebrated festival guests.

SALON BHAM!

Body and Identity Weds 13 June, 9am - 6.30pm Midlands Arts Centre Join us for a stimulating day exploring themes of identity and

ART 50/50 BREXIT BRUNCH

Sat 23 June, 10.30am Quantum Exhibition Centre A sharing of research gathered from Birmingham communities which will form the backbone for a live experience presented in Autumn 2018 as part of the DanceXchange autumn season. Presented in partnership with the Centre for Brexit Studies at BCU.  Art 50/50 will be a political multimedia installation and associated live dance performances around the themes of Brexit and British Identity commissioned by Sky Arts. Lead artist Gary Clarke and 6 professional dance and multi-disciplinary artists, will explore the 50:50 voting split between Leave and Remain that emerged in Birmingham’s referendum result.

Visit bidf.co.uk for full programme details to be announced in April

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Booking

Book your tickets online by visiting bidf.co.uk Alternatively book directly from these venues BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME Hurst Street, Southside Birmingham B5 4TB 0844 338 5000 birminghamhippodrome.com BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP 0121 236 4455 birmingham-rep.co.uk MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE Canon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH 0121 446 3232 macbirmingham.co.uk

Additional Venues QUANTUM EXHIBITION CENTRE The Works, 77A Upper Trinity St., Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4EG BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan St, Birmingham B4 7BD VIVID PROJECTS 16, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RT

BOOKING FEES Each venue may apply its own transaction charges and call rates. For 0844 numbers calls cost up to 7p per min. plus your phone company’s access charge. Most venues also offer a range of offers, concessions and discounts, please check with the venue. Age Guidance: visiting companies provide information on age suitability. If you have concerns, contact the relevant venue or email bidf@dancexchange.org.uk Information correct at the time of printing but subject to change. Visit bidf.co.uk for updates.

NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4DS 0844 871 3011 atgtickets.com/Birmingham THE PATRICK STUDIO Hurst Street, Southside Birmingham B5 4TB 0844 338 5000 bidf.co.uk

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Victoria Square Ikon Gallery New Alexandra Theatre Victoria Square Victoria Square Quantum Exhibition Centre Corridor Exhibition Space at BCU Victoria Square Victoria Square

DeepSpace | James Batchelor & Collaborators Elements of Freestyle | Ish Dance Collective Face In & Let’s Talk About Dis | Candoco Dance Co Gravitas | Ofir Yudilevitch Guide | Vera Ondrasikova & Collective Introducing | Birmingham Dance Network Kindur | TPO Learning from the Future | Colette Sadler Midlands Made Mini | TPO Modern Warrior | Rosie Kay Dance Company

Moon | 2Faced Dance Company Morning Gloryville New Creation | Cecilia Bengolea & Florentina Holzinger Only Bones V1.0 | Kallo Collective Origami by Satchie Noro & Silvain Ohl Polarity & Proximity | Birmingham Royal Ballet Roll Up, Roll Up | Simple Cypher Salon BHAM!: Body & Identity Slowing & Stilling at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Studio to Stage | Birmingham Royal Ballet Symbiosis | Kira Zhigalina VR_1 | Cie Gilles Jobin & Artanim Wasp (Vespa) | Rui Horta Woyzeck | Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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