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GDIF2014 Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

FREE 20-28 JUNE festival.org #GDIF2014

A FREE OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA

TIME OUT

ROYAL GREENWICH • MILE END PARK • QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK • CANARY WHARF • WOOLWICH


FRI 20 JUNE - SAT 28 JUNE

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Welcome! See the world from a different angle and immerse yourself in London’s festival of shape-shifting, perception changing, free outdoor performance. From the top of Greenwich Park Hill you can look out on one of the most spectacular views of the capital – a city of stories. GDIF2014 invites you to experience these familiar streets and public spaces as they’re transformed with astonishing free performance from around the world.

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From gravity-defying aerial choreography to global stories of war and peace; encounters between the living and the dead and a house turned inside out; from a pop-up desert island to a flying ship; this summer the magic of outdoor theatre will reinvent the everyday and encourage you to look at the world anew.

Inua Ellams

Artist-in-Residence GDIF2014

“Ellams’ poetry gleams with a dusty, worn, deeply original beauty and he remains such wonderfully generous company to keep on stage.” Metro

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Enjoy the Festival!

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Bradley Hemmings Artistic Director, GDIF

presented by Rara Woulib Fri 20 & Sat 21 June meeting point tba

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“Rara Woulib reaches into places others choose not to go” Liberation

20 Dancing City Mon 23 - Sat 28 June Canary Wharf

“The UK’s largest annual programme of outdoor dance” East End Life PAGE

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5 War Correspondents

presented by Helen Chadwick Song Theatre Fri 20 - Sun 22 June Old Royal Naval College Greenwich “That brilliant bard Helen Chadwick” The Independent

Greenwich Fair

Fri 20 - Sun 22 June Old Royal Naval College & Cutty Sark Gardens & St. Alfege Park, Greenwich

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presented by Voalá Fri 20 June National Maritime Museum Greenwich “a flight of freedom in which dance and acrobatics meet in thin air… it’s gasp-out-loud stuff.” The Guardian

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Arka

Safe House

presented by Teatr Ósmega Dnia Sat 28 June Royal Artillery Sq, Woolwich

presented by Metro-Boulot-Dodo Sat 21 June Mile End Park, Tower Hamlets ““innovative and nothing short of incredible” Brighton Evening Argus

“GDIF... An event whose annual contribution to the happiness of the people of London is unrivalled.” The Guardian

‘A production of grand scale, yet poetically pure and hard to forget.’ El Correo Espanol

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18 Global Streets

Mon 23 - Fri 27 June Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Kadogo, Child Soldier presented by La Patriótico Interesante

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Muaré

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The Legend of Hamba presented by Tiata Fahodzi

Libyan Street Theatre

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Supporters & Volunteers “A brilliant festival that appeals to all ages and brings the whole community together” Audience member 2012

presented by the National Theatre of Tripoli & Periplum

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE

Turning The World Upside Down

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GDIF2014 FRI 20 JUNE GREENWICH

GDIF2014 FRI 20 JUNE - SUN 22 JUNE

Muaré

Deblozay Fri 20 June 21:10 Sat 21 June 21:10 Meeting point will be confirmed through booking process. FREE but with limited capacity – Book via festival.org Runs approx 90 mins see map on page 6

Voalá

When the sun sets on the summer solstice, the dead rise from their graves to dance in the streets. Haitian culture looks at death in a very different way to our own. It is not a hushed-up affair of coffins and closed doors but a loud celebration of all that life has to offer, in this world and the next. At dusk, join French company Rara Woulib in conjuring the ghosts of the city’s departed for this joyous celebration. See for yourself why the dead have so much more fun than the living.

Muaré Fri 20 June 22:00 National Maritime Museum Royal Museums Greenwich, SE10 Runs approx 45 mins FREE 1 see map on page 6

Prepare to immerse yourself in a psychedelic world in which aerialists descend from giant revolving “optical art” mobiles accompanied by electrifying live music. Enter Spanish/ Argentinean company Voalá’s fluorescent wonderland as gorgeous aerial choreography combines with the visceral thrill of sky-diving in a show in which anything is possible. Internationally renowned for their virtuosity in turning the sky into their stage, Voalá were last seen at GDIF in 2010, and in this, their latest aerial extravaganza you can expect to be swept up in an experience in which performers dive down over your head, whilst pyrotechnic effects and live music from Duchamp Pilot deliver a sensory overload. GDIF’s opening night spectaculars are legendary, so don’t miss this one! This performance is Audio Described Headsets available at the Info Point (with deposit) For further information on access facilities go to festival.org/ access or email access@festival.org Accessible toilets on site. The accessible viewing area is sign posted or please ask a volunteer.

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Co-produced by LIFT, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and David Binder Productions, as part of Festivals in Transition — Global City Local City with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, and the Institut Français.

Seeing The World 2014 is the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act, reminding us that Greenwich has been at the heart of human efforts to know our place in the universe for a very long time. Here, mariners were trained and voyages set out to explore the oceans while, up on their hill, the astronomers of the Royal Observatory studied the sky through their telescopes. New discoveries can help us to make sense of our world but they can also turn cherished ideas upside down. The great telescopes of the Royal Observatory were used to precisely map the heavens, producing reliable tables for navigators and anchoring our concepts of position and timekeeping in the reassuring forms of the Prime Meridian

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Also on Friday eve: Birdwatching 4x4, Frantic, Daydream, (page 8/9) Opus II, Soul of Fado (page 12) Time Machine (page 13)

Deblozay Rara Woulib

I’m a producer. I make theatre on Broadway, off Broadway and in the West End. But for me, there is nothing quite as exciting as making theatre outdoors. Why should an artist’s imagination be contained in buildings? When audiences sit down in a plush red chair in a beautiful but familiar-looking proscenium theatre, the questions are: Will it be one act or two? A play or a musical? A comedy or a drama? Take audiences outside to the street, to a park, to a field - away from the formality

and Greenwich Mean Time. And yet the Observatory also houses James Bradley’s zenith telescope, used by the third Astronomer Royal to prove that the Earth, far from being the serenely immovable centre of the universe, is hurtling through space and wobbling on its axis as it goes. Both art and science have always had the power to transform the way we see the world and our place within it, and here in Greenwich they have been doing just that for centuries. Dr Marek Kukula Public Astronomer Royal Observatory Greenwich

of traditional structures, and all those paradigms fall away. Our senses are awakened and we become more open to adventurous work. The possibilities become limitless. We begin to see performance and the city in new ways. Artists are explorers. Who better to show us the city and make us see the landscape anew? Artists can take us to farflung parts of the city we’ve never investigated, or into a courtyard around the corner that we hadn’t previously noticed.

For me, outdoor theatre is so exciting then because it asks audiences and artists to step out of their usual patterns, to come together in new ways and finally to celebrate the city.

David Binder Producer, David Binder Productions

War Correspondents Fri 20 June 20:00 Sat 21 June 20:00 Sun 22 June 15:30 Skittle Alley, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 2 see map on page 6

War Correspondents Helen Chadwick Song Theatre

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE

FREE but with limited capacity – Book via festival.org Runs approx 75 mins

While reporting the outbreak of war, a journalist is held at gunpoint, caught in the no-man’s land between two nations. War Correspondents is a collaboration between composer Helen Chadwick (Dalston Songs)

and choreographer Steven Hoggett (co-founder of Frantic Assembly and Oliver award winner for Black Watch). Testimonies, music and physicality fuse into a powerful, multi-disciplined song cycle performance which depicts the extraordinary stories and life changing experiences of war journalists - men and women who risk their lives in extreme circumstances. Suitable for ages 12+ Commissioning credits page 26

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GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE

GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE Three days of free outdoor theatre, dance, installations and games from more than 25 companies featuring the very best of UK and international outdoor arts. Encounter contemporary dance on a desert island,, bump into a promenade of whirling musical dervishes, travel through time at a most unusual sideshow or watch the streets being washed white with a bit of laundry-time. With such a massive range of performances on offer this year, we’ve designed some themed street theatre journeys to help you navigate. Or, take the plunge and just dive into London’s biggest weekend programme of street arts.

Greenwich Fair Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens & St Alfege Park, SE10 1

Muaré (see page 4)

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War Correspondents

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The Beasts (p 8)

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Bench (p 8)

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Birdwatching 4x4 registration point (p 8)

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Itinerant Music Hall

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Itinerant Music Hall Sun (p 10)

20 Laundry XL (p 10)

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21 Legend of Hamba (p 11)

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22 The Lift (p 11)

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23 Made Up Stories (p 11)

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Colors de Monstre (p 8)

24 Market Stall (p 11)

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Daydream (p 9)

25 Opus II (p 12)

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Frantic Friday (p 9)

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10 Frantic Sat & Sun (p 9) 11 Full Stop (p 9) 12 Futebol (p 9) 13 Grime (p9) 14 Imaginarium (p 10) 15 (i)Land (p 10) 16 Inua Ellams poetry workshop (p 10) 17 Inua Ellams Poem (p 10)

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Sit Back (p 12)

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Soul of Fado (p 12)

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Spill (p 12)

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Spill Workshop (p 12)

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Te Odiero (p 13)

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Through & Out (p 13)

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Info Point

Info Point with BSL

Toilets

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Street Theatre Journeys

Muaré entrance, info point and Accessible viewing area

INFO POINT

Follow our Festival Volunteers with the NEXT SHOW signs on both Saturday and Sunday on any of these journeys:

Kids Journey Sunday 12:10 Made Up Stories 12:35 Colors de Monstre 13:05 The Beasts 13:45 Imaginarium 15:20 Spill Workshop 15:55 Spill 16:40 WORKS

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The Independent

Kids Journey Saturday 13:10 Made Up Stories 13:35 Colors de Monstre 14:05 The Beasts 14:45 Imaginarium 16:20 Spill Workshop 16:55 Spill 17:30 WORKS

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Expect the unexpected

Dance Journey Saturday 13:30 (i)Land 14:05 Sit Back 14:40 Bench 15:45 Market Stall 16:20 Spill (show and workshop) 18:10 Te Odiero Dance Journey Sunday 12:45 Full Stop 13:15 (i)Land 14:10 Te Odiero 14:45 Market Stall 15:20 Spill (show and workshop)

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE

For the latest information visit our Info Point near the Cutty Sark

FOOD AND DRINK New Perspectives Saturday 13:00 Full Stop 13:40 Frantic 14:40 Bench 15:30 Poetry Workshop 15:50 Opus II 16:40 Itinerant Music Hall 17:20 Laundry XL 18:10 Te Odiero 19:00 Pelat New Perspectives Sunday 12:00 Laundry XL 12:40 Frantic 13:35 Legend of Hamba 14:25 Opus II 16:00 Itinerant Music Hall 16:40 Pelat 17:25 Te Odiero 17:45 GDIF Poem Bit of Everything Saturday 13:10 Market Stall 13:40 Frantic 14:40 Bench 15:30 Poetry Workshop 15:50 Opus II 17:00 (i)Land 18:10 Te Odiero 19:00 Pelat 19:50 Full Stop

Bit of Everything Sunday 12:10 Market Stall 12:40 Frantic 13:15 (i)Land 14:25 Opus II 15:40 Legend of Hamba 16:40 Pelat 18:00 Full Stop British Sign Language Journey Sunday 12:00 The Lift * 12:35 Itinerant Music Hall * 13:15 Sit Back * 13:40 Made Up Stories... * 14:05 WORKS 14:45 Market Stall 15:10 Colors de Monstre 15:30 (i)Land 16:15 The Beasts * 16:40 Pelat 17:25 Futebol 18:00 Full Stop 18:30 Opus II * Performances above in bold with an asterisk are BSL interpreted. Meet at the Info Point at 11:45

There is a wide selection of food and drink available at the Fair, at Greenwich Market and locally in the town centre.

NEED HELP? ASK A VOLUNTEER

Our volunteers wear yellow T-Shirts. They can help you with directions and any other enquiries.

GO ONLINE

view our interactive festival map at festival.org

ACCESS BSL interpreters are available to answer any questions at this Info Point. BSL Patrons are invited to join us on our BSL Journey on Sunday at any point. To enjoy the full journey, please meet at the info point at 11:45 Accessible toilets on site and at Discover Greenwich. For further information on access facilities please visit our website at festival.org/access or email access@festival.org

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GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE

GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE

The Beasts

Bench

Birdwatching 4x4

Bucket Club

Mimbre

Benjamin Vandewalle

Sat 21 June 14:05, 17:10 Sun 22 June 13:05, 16:15*

Sat 21 June 14:40, 17:25 Sun 22 June 13:40, 16:00

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 30 mins

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The Royal Society of Beastologists is on the hunt for a fearsome, never-before-seen beast. They’ve already photographed the Loch Ness Monster, the Beast of Bodmin and the elusive Essex Lion. But will this final mystery prove too much? Tents have been pitched, the beast band are tuning up and binoculars are being polished. Get ready for a thrilling, comedic and dangerous hunt. Commissioning credits page 27

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A woman sits on a bench and watches the world pass by. And what a world it is! Bench is an acrobatic performance about the dance of life and the theatre in the everyday action around us. Brides and bag ladies, fitness freaks and fantastic fantasies form a cavalcade of comedy, tragedy and poignancy, reflecting on who we are and how we interconnect. “They climb up, balance on, vault over and plummet alongside one another with ease, marked by a simple but emotionally delicate charm” THE TIMES

Fri 20 June 16:15, 17:10, 18:45, 19:45 Sat 21 June 13:15, 14:15, 16:35, 17:35 Sun 22 June 12:40, 13:35, 15:50, 16:55 Cutty Sark Gardens and Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE but with limited capacity – Book at the Birdwatching 4x4 Registration Point. 5 Runs approx 45 mins

Birdwatching 4X4 invites you to sit inside a mobile observation box on an investigative adventure through public space. Flemish choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle invites you to explore the world anew from your peep hole inside this most unusual theatre, offering an intimate view of the city around you. The combination of your roving view point and a mirrored wall (which is moved by the dancers) creates a poetic interplay between reality and optical illusion, whilst performers and members of the public move in and out of an ever-changing picture as the everyday blends with staged performance.

Daydream

Frantic

Full Stop

THE ALTERNATIVE WORLD CUP

Crew

LOD Music Theatre

Acrojou

Light The Fuse

Light up the House

Sat 21 June 13:00 - 18:00 Sun 22 June 12:00 - 17:55 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE but with limited capacity. Book directly at show location. Runs approx 25 mins

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Enter through the looking glass and discover worlds you never thought possible with CREW’s state-of-theart immersive technology. Take an unconventional walk through Brussels and meet some of its inhabitants. Or explore a world of devastation as you wander amidst the rubble of a posttsunami stricken area in Japan. Or let a little girl take you by the hand to guide you through her fantasy world. Unlike any other medium, CREW’s ground-breaking device puts you right into the heart of the experience.

Fri 20 June 12:00 – 16:00, 17:00 – 21:00 Sat 21 June 13:00 – 16:00, 16:30 – 20:30 Sun 22 June 12:00 – 15:30, 16:00 – 19:00 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

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FREE but with limited capacity. Book directly at show location. Runs approx 15 mins

Come in. Settle down. Close your eyes and listen. Are there bees living in your ears? Has the sea stopped crying? Is the house sighing? Let the music caress you. Enter a 40’ shipping container and create your own virtual story or fantasy. Listen and dream: the music is everywhere. You can hear it and feel it, as it transports you to places where anything is possible. Driving the imagination, this installation from Flemish LOD Music Theatre creates a place of calm where the outside world is only a hum in the distance.

Fri 20 June 12:00 - 16:00 Sat 21 June 13:00 - 18:30 Sun 22 June 12:00 - 17:30 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE – street games

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Step up to an array of interactive games, a GDIF favourite, to test your puzzle solving, cup stacking and co-ordination abilities.

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Sat 21 June 13:00, 16:30, 19:50 Sun 22 June 12:45, 18:00

Fri 20 June 20:00, 21:25 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

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Sat 21 June 13:40, 16:10, 18:10 Sun 22 June 12:40, 15:10, 17:20 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

Sat 21 June 15:20, 18:05 Sun 22 June 15:00, 17:25

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

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Love, freedom, blood, sweat and rain-storms: Frantic is an explosive and moving exploration of our relentless 21st century devotion to being busy. Combining acrobatics and dancetheatre choreographed around a bespoke structure, Frantic uses a rich physical language to pull apart its subject – the reality of a running mind and one man’s thirst for escape. Working at the meeting point between dynamic physicality and rich visual design, this is Acrojou’s second outdoor show and the directorial debut of company co-founder Jeni Barnard.

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This is the bus shelter where anything can happen: queues become jousting matches, little old ladies spark international incidents and humans turn into dinosaurs. From the 2am revellers having their own party on the roof to the late night shift workers dreaming of romance, Full Stop mixes electrifying physical theatre with an evocative sound track and quirky choreography. Commissioning credits page 26

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

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With the 2014 FIFA World Cup well underway in Brazil, football fever is in the air. But just how did football come to Brazil? And why are so many of our football geniuses Brazilian? In a revolutionary exploration of sport, dance and social struggle, Futebol combines samba and freestyle football in an energetic and provocative performance that charts the history of the game. This is the story that took the sport from an exclusive country club pursuit to national passion.

ONE SHOW ONLY

Commissioning credits page 26

Grime

Colors de Monstre Tombs Creatius

Futebol:

C.A.P.E.

Ramshacklicious Sat 21 June 21:00

STREET GAMES

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 50 mins

Playful Catalan artists Tombs Creatius’ beautifully designed and handmade wooden games are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Challenge yourself and others in games of strategy, aim and problem solving.

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Birdwatching 4x4

Frantic

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Grime tells the story of a man fighting his disillusioned way to happiness through greed, manipulation and violence. He lives with his dysfunctional family in a make-shift, haphazard shack constructed on top of a burger van. Their complicated mesh of

co-dependency, lies and deceit is all that holds them together. The performance follows the trials and tribulations of a family intent on survival in harsh times. Part absurd, part constructed reality Grime is a modern day soap opera that aims to push the boundaries of possibility. Recommended for ages 14+ Commissioning credits page 26

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GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE

GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE

Imaginarium

(i)Land

Inua Ellams

Laundry XL

The Legend of Hamba

The Lift

Market Stall

Periplum

Marc Brew Company

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Directie & Co.

Tiata Fahodzi

Wet Picnic

C-12 Dance Theatre

Sat 21 June 13:00, 15:40, 17:20 Sun 22 June 12:00*, 14:40, 16:20

Sat 21 June 13:10, 15:45 Sun 22 June 12:10, 14:45

Sat 21 June 13:00 - 18:30, Sun 22 June 12:00 - 17:30 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE

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Enter into the Imaginarium and unlock secret stories from Wonderland. This delightful immersive experience is a series of installations merging modern technology and short films with natural surroundings, puzzles and traditional parlour games. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, the films and installations explore the hidden stories and journeys of unsung heroes from Lewis Carroll’s classic books.

Sat 21 June 13:30, 17:00, 18:30 Sun 22 June 13:15, 15:30 Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 15 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

“Brew’s precise duet exuded a rough sensuality. Its stirring, succulent ambiguities arose out of the clarity and strength of the performers.” DONALD HUTERA

An extraordinary desert island of 6 tonnes of sand has risen on the banks of the Thames. On it, three marooned characters struggle to return to civilisation. Will the trio make it off the island, or are the forces around them simply too overwhelming? Following the critically acclaimed Nocturne, Marc Brew returns with a stunning evocation of isolation and survival. With echoes of Lord of the Flies and Lost, (i)Land promises to be a physically intense and gripping story.

Poetry Workshops Sat 21 June 13:50, 15:30 Sun 22 June 14:30, 16:30 FREE Run approx 15 mins

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Turning the World Upside Down Sun 22 June 17:45 FREE Runs approx 10 mins

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Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

GDIF 2014 Artist-in-Residence, Inua Ellams is an award winning poet, playwright and performer. With a style influenced by both classical literature and hip hop, Inua crosses 18th century romanticism with traditional storytelling and contemporary diction, loose rhythm and rhyme. Over the two days of Greenwich Fair Inua will be running short interactive poetry workshops (check #gfhaiku over weekend) as well as writing an original composition to be performed on Sunday at 17:45.

Sun 22 June 13:35, 15:40

Sat 21 June 13:00, 15:40, 17:20 Sun 22 June 12:00, 14:35, 16:30 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 35 mins

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

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Watch as Greenwich is washed white in a little bit of laundry time as a cast of six women transform the Old Royal Naval College with 50 white bedsheets. These frantic laundrywomen hailing from the Netherlands might get up close and personal with their freshly laundered sheets, but don’t expect them to do your washing! Directie & Co.’s site specific street theatre will tease your senses, inviting you to see, smell and experience a cleaning sensation.

Flipping The Bird

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Sun 22 June 12:35*, 16:00 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

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Roll up! Roll up and gather round The Itinerant Music Hall. A rag-bag troupe of delightful miscreants reels into town

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to tell you their tales of woe on a journey to find their way back home. They are the world’s smallest (and only) travelling music hall outfit: an upright honky-tonk piano and a tumble down stage, strapped onto a bicycle, with a blend of storytelling, cabaret, improvisation and high-jinks vaudeville.

Inside OUT For a mostly building based company like Tiata Fahodzi,

So how do I move someone to tears as they run to catch the

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In 1914 Hamba set off to war. He won and lost empires, became a king, a beggar, a poet and a thief. But 100 years later he is no closer to home. The Legend

Outside on the street you are literally and figuratively at the mercy of the elements; yes, there are codes and understood rules of engagement but there is no guarantee that they are espoused and respected in the same way by everyone else. The fundamental need of the performer in this zone however is the same: to demand, engage and hold the attention of an audience.

The Itinerant Music Hall

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

Also at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 23-26 June (page 19)

the making of Hamba, our first outdoor show, has very much been the ultimate ‘back-to-basics’ challenge. The bricks, tricks and mortar of theatre buildings offer a degree of certainty: audience there, actors here, share a drink over there.

Commissioning credits page 26

Sat 21 June 14:30, 16:40

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Laundry XL

bus or chat or daydream? For us the answers began with questions from within: what makes you stop/ turn your

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of Hamba is a modern mystery play created by Tiata Fahodzi, Britain’s leading African theatre company. It is named after the word meaning ‘let’s go!’ in Ndebele, one of the three major languages of Zimbabwe, and its sense of urgency and perpetual forward motion sets the pace for this whirlwind of a contemporary fable. Commissioning credits page 26

head/ pay attention/ engage in the park/street/ bus/ motorway tailback etc.? When a car backfires or tyres screech, we react viscerally. There is something unguarded and honest in it. In other words, the more honest and unapologetic

the subject or object is the more likely we are to pay attention. The Proscenium Arch of a theatre justifies our great and magical games of complicit make believe; doing so in your local park or high street demands that you justify yourself! In other words the concept of certainty has to come from within. This was our cue to buckle down and tell the story honestly, openly, enthusiastically and with integrity. Storytelling, make-believe and theatre existed long before the West End. Architecture, technology and lyricism never trump the truth: a good story, told with invention doesn’t need a huge budget to work. Now is our time to be honest and courageous and hope you are transfixed!

Lucian Msamati Artistic Director, Tiata Fahodzi

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Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 40 mins

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A beautifully ornate lift has popped up in Cutty Sark Gardens. But what on earth is going on inside? Step inside Wet Picnic’s magical world to experience a series of micro-plays all inside a lift full of surprises. A dangerous quest, a detective story, a love affair... anything can happen in this lift. Fun to experience both inside and out, this roving lift will sweep you up and take you somewhere completely new. Commissioning credits page 26

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

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How do you make fruit exciting? A parent’s perennial question! Well bring the kids to this grocery stall to see a fruit seller and fruit thief in a thrilling and comedic battle. Juggling apples, acrobatic pears and market traders who swing on their stall like a climbing frame, combine in this dance adventure for the whole family. Award-winning C12 Dance Theatre (Trolleys) mix dance, parkour and acrobatics to tell a really juicy story. Commissioning credits page 26

Made Up Stories From My Unmade Bed Page One Theatre Sat 21 June 13:10, 14:45, 16:25 Sun 22 June 12:10, 13:40*, 15:25 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

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It’s time to wake up – but one girl doesn’t want to. She’d rather stay snuggled under the

covers… until her dreams escape her head and become adventures around her bed! Pillows become clouds and beds are boats as the sheets billow above, inviting you into a world of colour, puppets and fun. Pull on your pyjamas and grab your pillow, as this will delight the young and young at heart. Commissioning credits page 26

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GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE

GREENWICH FAIR FRI 20 - SUN 22 JUNE

Opus II

Pelat

Sit Back

Soul of Fado

Swyron

Te Odiero

Time Machine

WORKS

Fanfare Le S.N.O.B

Joan Català

Moxie Brawl

Nuno Silva

Nutkhut

HURyCAN

De Stijle, Want

Haywood Hix

Fri 20 June 20:40 Sat 21 June 15:50, 20:20 Sun 22 June 14:25, 18:30 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 35 mins

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An extraordinary musical experience not to be missed! Magically gliding through the crowd come this incredible troupe of musicians, dressed in surreal robes with the most unusual instruments you’ve ever seen and performing the music of Mike Oldfield, Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd with a twist! Gliding on hidden electric scooters under their robes and creating elaborate choreographed routines, Fanfare Le Snob confound your expectations with every note, twist and turn!

Sat 21 June 14:00, 19:00 Sun 22 June 12:00, 16:40

Sat 21 June 14:05, 17:10 Sun 22 June 13:15*, 15:00

Fri 20 June 22:00 Sat 21 June 22:00

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 40 mins

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

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Combining qualities of silence, anticipation, strength and spontaneous participation make this a show like no other. Pelat is a bold, honest and quirky venture by artist Joan Català, a completely unique performance combining dance, theatre and circus.

It’s 1942. London Transport Clippies from the 601 trolleybus service are having lunch between shifts. As their imaginations wander we see them journey through the challenges of Britain at War, the revolution in the female workforce and problem passengers on public transport.

In this risky undertaking, Joan Català lives in the moment, and asks the audience to share that moment with him.

Evoking the spirit of the 1940’s through music, text and dance, this new dance theatre piece recalls the role of women at times of war.

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Soul-bearing Fado, a Portuguese song of longing and regret, is combined with sensual contemporary dance and exquisite fire effects to evoke the steamy magic of Lisbon’s historical Old Quarter. Nuno Silva’s career spans contemporary dance, classical opera and West End musicals. Here he draws on his Portuguese roots to tell an absorbing story of love and jealousy as the light fades, shadows fall and flames dance, creating an entrancing mystical atmosphere. Commissioning credits page 26

Sat 21 June 13:45 - 14:30, 16:45 - 17:30 Sun 22 June 12:25 - 13:10, 16:30 - 17:15 Walkabout: Cutty Sark Gardens and Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE

A unique blend of Vedic and Victoriana, Mahabharata and H.G. Wells, Swyron is a steampunk revolutionary mischief maker on wheels! Watch out for this timeless, universal and mythical character complete with a full set of armour as he journeys on his time-travelling, steambillowing machine. Swyron has boldly explored many new worlds - marvel at his tales of his intergalactic adventures and astonishing battles.

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

Sat 21 June 15:05, 17:30 Sun 22 June 14:05, 16:40

Fri 20 June 20:00 - 22:00 Sat 21 June 13:45 - 16:45 Sun 22 June 12:45 - 15:45

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What do fantasies look like when we take them to reality? Award winning performance arrives in Greenwich for its UK Premiere in a dazzling show that crosses over between dance and circus. This stunning duet from Spanish company HURyCAN explores the boundaries in relationships and how one slip can become a dangerous pattern. Fast, frantic, funny and poignant with glimpses of tango, flamenco and jazz, HURyCAN delivers surprise and shock in equal measure.

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE

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Experience the future in Time Machine. The bewildering effects of the cyclotron will make you feel giddy as you enter a purpose built time machine situated in Cutty Sark Gardens. Will we live on the moon? Will be we have phones as small as stamps? Will we still be here? The science of particle acceleration meets bizarre Dutch theatre to sweep you back to the future.

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 35 mins

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A traditional garden shed is being unpacked by two ingenious characters. And with a shed load of ideas and garden implements the duo create a contraption on the street that is overflowing with potential. Evoking the famous inventions of Heath Robinson and Rube Goldberg, this kinetic assortment of tools works together to hilarious effect. Come and see how a cup of tea, pet cat, garden rake and precise engineering combine for a stunning finale.

Through & Out Greenwich Dance

Spill DanceXchange, choreographed by Shaun Parker blaze a colourful trail across the structures in the playground.

Sat 21 June 14:35, 16:55 Sun 22 June 13:35, 15:55 St. Alfege Park, Greenwich, SE10 9JT FREE Runs approx 25 mins

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Spill, a playground of dance. Playful, acrobatic and comical – this is a cheeky dance celebration of the child within. Combining quirky, dynamic dance with high energy street gymnastics, the dancers in this performance

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DANCE WITH SPILL !

Sat 21 June 13:30, 17:00, 18:30 Sun 22 June 13:15, 15:30

Spill workshops

Shaun Parker’s choreography was last seen at GDIF in 2012 with Trolleys. Spill is fearless with dancers who scramble over, under and through swings, slides, seesaws and roundabouts.

Sat 21 Jun workshops: 14:00, 16:20 Sun 22 June workshops: 13:00, 15:20

Presented in association with Greenwich Dance

St. Alfege Park, Greenwich, SE10 9JT FREE Runs approx 20 mins

DanceXchange, choreographed by Shaun Parker

Laundry XL

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Join in and learn the dance moves for Spill in pre show workshops. Then, join the dancers on the playground for the finale of the performance. 30

Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

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Devised by choreographer Jorge Crecis, Through & Out is a cross-over between dance and rope-skipping that paves the way for a new choreographic game. In this performance, four exceptional dancers will unite in electrifying motion with unpredictable outcomes.

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This is a sneak preview of Through & Out: Skipping Extravaganza (part of Big Dance 2014 on Saturday 12 July), where hundreds of dance-skippers from the local community will join professional dance artists in one epic event in Greenwich Park. “A fantastic space where artists can create, teach and do whatever they need to grow... free from the oncoming traffic of pressure and expectation.”

SNEAK PREVIEW

AKRAM KHAN, DANCE ARTIST ON GREENWICH DANCE

Commissioning credits page 26

SEE MAP ON PAGE 6

Through & Out

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GDIF2014 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

GDIF2014 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 20 JUNE

SATURDAY 21 JUNE

Time

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12:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 16:00 16:15 17:00 - 21:00 17:10 18:45 19:45 20:00 20:00 - 22:00 20:00 20:40 21:10 21:25 22:00 22:00

Colors de Monstre Daydream Birdwatching 4x4 * Daydream Birdwatching 4x4 * Birdwatching 4x4 * Birdwatching 4x4 Frantic Time Machine War Correspondents * Opus II Deblozay * Frantic Soul of Fado Muaré

8 9 8 9 8 8 8 9 13 5 12 5 9 12 4

Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 (tbc) Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6

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45 mins continuous

45 mins 45 mins 45 mins 20 mins continuous

75 mins 35 mins 90 mins 20 mins 25 mins 45 mins

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Show

13:00 - 18:00 13:00 - 18:30 13:00 - 18:30 13:00 - 16:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:10 13:10 13:15 13:30 13:30 13:40 13:45 - 16:45 13:45 - 14:30 13:50 14:00 14:00 14:05 14:05 14:15 14:30 14:35 14:40 14:45 15:05 15:20 15:30 15:40 15:40 15:45 15:50 15:50 16:10 16:20 16:25 16:30 - 20:30 16:30 16:35 16:40 16:45 - 17:30 16:55 17:00 17:00 17:10 17:10

C.A.P.E. * Imaginarium Colors de Monstre Daydream Laundry XL The Lift Full Stop Made Up Stories... Market Stall Birdwatching 4x4 * (i)Land Through & Out Frantic Time Machine Swyron Inua Ellams workshop Pelat Spill (workshop) The Beasts Sit Back Birdwatching 4x4 * Itinerant Music Hall Spill Bench Made Up Stories... WORKS Futebol... Inua Ellams workshop Laundry XL The Lift Market Stall Opus II Te Odiero Frantic Spill (workshop) Made Up Stories... Daydream Full Stop Birdwatching 4x4 * Itinerant Music Hall Swyron Spill (i)Land Through & Out The Beasts Sit Back

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35 mins 35 mins 25 mins 20 mins 20 mins 45 mins 25 mins 20 mins 20 mins continuous continuous

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25 mins 45 mins 25 mins continuous

25 mins 25 mins 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins

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Time

17:20 17:20 17:25 17:30 17:35 18:05 18:10 18:10 18:30 18:30 19:00 19:50 20:00 20:20 21:00 21:10 22:00 22:00

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Laundry XL The Lift Bench WORKS Birdwatching 4x4 * Futebol... Frantic Te Odiero (i)Land Through & Out Pelat Full Stop War Correspondents * Opus II Grime Deblozay * Soul of Fado Safe House

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Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 (tbc) Greenwich p6 Mile End Park p17

35 mins 35 mins 30 mins 35 mins 45 mins 25 mins 20 mins 20 mins 25 mins 20 mins 40 mins 25 mins 75 mins 35 mins 50 mins 90 mins 25 mins 40 mins

15:55 16:00 - 19:00 16:00 16:00 16:15 16:20 16:30 16:30 - 17:15 16:30 16:40 16:40 16:55 17:20 17:25 17:25 17:45 18:00 18:30

Spill Daydream Bench Itinerant Music Hall The Beasts The Lift Laundry XL Swyron Inua Ellams workshop Pelat WORKS Birdwatching 4x4 * Frantic Futebol... Te Odiero Inua Ellams Poem Full Stop Opus II

Show

12:00 - 17:55 12:00 - 17:30 12:00 - 17:30 12:00 - 15:30 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:10 12:10 12:25 - 13:10 12:35 12:40 12:40 12:45 - 15:45 12:45 13:00 13:05 13:15 13:15 13:15 13:35 13:35 13:35 13:40 13:40 14:05 14:10 14:25 14:30 14:35 14:40 14:45 15:00 15:00 15:10 15:20 15:25 15:30 15:30 15:30 15:40 15:50

C.A.P.E. * Imaginarium Colors de Monstre Daydream Laundry XL The Lift Pelat Made Up Stories... Market Stall Swyron Itinerant Music Hall Frantic Birdwatching 4x4 * Time Machine Full Stop Spill (workshop) The Beasts Sit Back (i)Land Through & Out Legend of Hamba Spill Birdwatching 4x4 * Made Up Stories... Bench WORKS Te Odiero Opus II Inua Ellams workshop Laundry XL The Lift Market Stall Futebol... Sit Back Frantic Spill (workshop) Made Up Stories... (i)Land Through & Out War Correspondents * Legend of Hamba Birdwatching 4x4 *

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Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6

25 mins

13:00 - 17:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:30 13:50 14:00 14:05 14:20 14:20 14:40 14:45 15:00 15:10 15:25 15:35 15:40 16:00 16:05 16:15 16:30 16:35 16:50 22:00

Big Dance Youth Ch. The Awakening La Mirada Interior Laterite The River Hands Down Two of a Kind Por Casualidad Spring ¿Hasta dónde...? Laterite Two Old Men The Man Who Lost... The River The Awakening Laterite Hands Down ¿Hasta dónde...? Por Casualidad La Mirada Interior Two of a Kind The Man Who Lost... Two Old Men Laterite Arka

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MONDAY 23 JUNE

SUNDAY 22 JUNE Time

SATURDAY 28 JUNE

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Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6 Greenwich p6

Duration continuous continuous continuous continuous

35 mins 35 mins 40 mins 20 mins 20 mins continuous

25 mins 25 mins 45 mins

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12:00 13:30 20:00 21:30

Frantic Frantic Legend of Hamba Kadogo

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Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 QEOP p18 QEOP p18

20 mins 20 mins 25 mins 55 mins

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Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 QEOP p18 QEOP p18

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Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 QEOP p18 QEOP p18 QEOP p18

22 mins 22 mins 20 mins 25 mins 55 mins

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Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 Woolwich p25

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20 mins 7 minsX7 10 mins 45 mins 17 mins 16 mins 18 mins 75 mins 20 mins 10 mins 22 mins 30 mins 45 mins 20 mins 10 mins 17 mins 20 mins 18 mins 7mins x7 16 mins 30 mins 22 mins 10 mins 60 mins

TUESDAY 24 JUNE Time

Show

12:00 13:45 20:30 21:30

Bench Bench Legend of Hamba Kadogo

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25 mins 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins 25 mins 20 mins 25 mins 25 mins 45 mins 20 mins 30 mins 35 mins 20 mins 35 mins 15 mins 35 mins 35 mins 20 mins 25 mins 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins 20 mins 25 mins 20 mins 75 mins 25 mins 45 mins

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE Time

Show

12:00 13:30 19:30 20:30 21:30

Two Old Men Two Old Men Libyan Street Theatre Legend of Hamba Kadogo

Page

21 21 19 19 19

VENUE KEY All events in green are part of Greenwich Fair at the Old Royal Naval College. See map on page 6, and listings pages 7-13 War Correspondents - Skittle Alley, Old Royal Naval College. See page 5 & map page 6

THURSDAY 26 JUNE Time

Show

12:00 13:30 19:30 20:30 21:30

Hands Down Hands Down Libyan Street Theatre Legend of Hamba Kadogo

Page

21 21 19 19 19

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Canary Wharf p20 Canary Wharf p20 QEOP p18 QEOP p18 QEOP p18

15 mins 15 mins 20 mins 25 mins 55 mins

Deblozay - Venue to be confirmed - See page 5 book online at festival.org Muaré - National Maritime Museum. See page 4 & map page 6 Safe House - Mile End Park - See page 16 part of Global Streets at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park See page 18/19

FRIDAY 27 JUNE Time

Show

12:00 13:30 21:30

Por Casualidad Por Casualidad Kadogo

www.festival.org

Page

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Venue/Map

part of Dancing City at Canary Wharf - See pages 20-24

Duration

Canary Wharf p20 18 mins Canary Wharf p20 18 mins QEOP p18 55 mins

Arka - Woolwich. See page 25

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Free but limited capacity. Prebooking may be required. See relevant listings page

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THURSDAY 17TH SUNDAY 20TH JULY 2014

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ÁSGEIR • BILLY BRAGG • CONOR OBERST • CHRISSIE HYNDE • DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES FUTURE ISLANDS • GOAT • HAIM • JAMES • KELIS • LYKKE LI • MOGWAI • NILS FRAHM THEATRE

FORCED ENTERTAINMENT • RSC • ROYAL EXCHANGE • TOLD BY AN IDIOT

MILE END PARK, TOWER HAMLETS

Safe House Metro-Boulot-Dodo

LYRIC, GDIF & WATFORD PALACE THEATRE PRESENT BUCKET CLUB, LIGHT THE FUSE, FLIPPING THE BIRD AND PAGE ONE THEATRE ERROLLYN WALLEN COMPANY PRESENTS CAUTIONARY TALES • BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS JOHN BERKAVITCH AND WILL DICKIE ALMEIDA THEATRE • MARK THOMAS • THE PLEASANCE | SOHO PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS JAMAICA FAREWELL • LOOK LEFT LOOK RIGHT DRYWRITE PRESENTS FLEABAG • CLEAN BREAK • LUKE JERMAY • THE LETTER ROOM • THE FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE • GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN DANCE ON THE WATERFRONT

SADLER’S WELLS PRESENTS BALLET REVOLUCIÓN, ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET, NATIONAL YOUTH DANCE COMPANY JAMES COUSINS COMPANY, SONIA SABRI COMPANY AND CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY WAYNE MCGREGOR | RANDOM DANCE • DIRTY DANCING (HIGHLIGHTS) COMEDY

DARA Ó BRIAIN • SIMON AMSTELL • KEVIN BRIDGES MILTON JONES • AL MURRAY’S SALOON SHOW • JOSH WIDDICOMBE • TIM KEY • JOSIE LONG CABARET

DUCKIE • MISS BEHAVE’S GAME SHOW • FRISKY & MANNISH • DUSTY LIMITS • EMPRESS STAH SOHO THEATRE PRESENTS MEOW MEOW, CHRISTEENE, SAM SIMMONS, TONY LAW, KYLE KINANE AND LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT

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Safe House Metro-Boulot-Dodo Sat 21 June 22:00 Haverfield Green, (junction of Grove Rd and Haverfield Rd), Mile End Park, Bow, Tower Hamlets, E3 Runs approx 40 mins FREE

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What is the difference between a house and a home? Award winning Metro-Boulot-Dodo in association with Wired Aerial Theatre (As The World Tipped), create an enchanting and visually stunning spectacular which unlocks the feelings that are housed in our homes. A universal story of one woman’s life unfolds through stunning aerial performances interacting with video projections on a larger than life house structure. Evoking the dreams that we invest in our houses as well as our need, at times, to escape from them, this contemporary outdoor show offers a surprising glimpse behind the front door.

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“innovative and nothing short of incredible” BRIGHTON EVENING ARGUS Commissioning credits page 26

My home in Bow I’ve lived in a Victorian terrace opposite Mile End

Park for over 20 years. When the first flying bomb to hit London blitzed our railway bridge, a sycamore wood grew up next door, followed by an evangelical church and now a block of flats. Since coming east with an Acme housing association artist, I’ve often strolled on the grass over the buried streets to the surviving Palm Tree pub and the Regent’s Canal.

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I signed our letter to the press protesting at the

proposal to demolish Rachel Whiteread’s sculpture ‘House’. She said its ghost would linger, and so does the memory of its final householder, Sydney, (in earlier life a docker unloading sacks bursting with asbestos) who hung out protest banners refusing to leave. The Friends of Mile End Park run an annual Fair & Dog Show and campaigns such as that for the traffic-lighted safe crossing to the Park. Joan Griffiths Local Resident

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PERFORMANCE AREA Accessible Entrance Entrance Accessible Viewing Area Toilets

GETTING HERE: By Tube: Mile End By DLR: Bow Church By Bus: 8, 277, S2, D6, D7, D8 By Car: No parking. Please leave your car at home.

GO ONLINE: view our interactive festival map at festival.org

This performance is Captioned Level access to performance space. Disabled parking is available. Accessible toilets available on site. For further information on access facilities and parking, go to festival.org/access or email access@festival.org The accessible viewing area is sign posted or please ask a volunteer.

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GLOBAL STREETS MON 23 - FRI 27 JUNE QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

GLOBAL STREETS MON 23 - FRI 27 JUNE QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

The Legend of Hamba

Libyan Street Theatre

Tiata Fahodzi

The National Theatre of Tripoli & Periplum

Mon 23 June – Thu 26 June 20:30

Global Streets

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 1 2 3

Kadogo, Child Soldier

2 The Legend of Hamba 3 Libyan Street Theatre

Please note all shows have limited capacity.

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GETTING HERE

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20

GO ONLINE view our interactive festival map at festival.org

By Train: Stratford (Underground & Overground); Hackney Wick (Overground)

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Our volunteers wear yellow T-Shirts. They can help you with directions and any other enquiries.

By Bus: 388, 308, 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86

All performances of Kadogo, Child Soldier are captioned For further information on access facilities please visit festival.org/ access or email access@festival.org A full accessibility map can be downloaded from queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk

In 1914 young Hamba sets off to war. He wins and loses empires, becomes a king, a beggar, a oligarch and a thief. But 100 years later he is no closer to home and his spirit lives on through a strange and powerful mask. The Legend of Hamba is a modern mystery play created by Tiata Fahodzi,

See article on page 10 Commissioning credits page 26

GDIF is delighted to be presenting a midweek, evening programme of exciting outdoor theatre close to the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London’s newest visitor destination. Featuring thought-provoking and compelling contemporary outdoor productions telling globally resonant stories, the programme includes new work created by Libyan performers specifically for the Festival, performances from Britain’s leading African theatre company and the UK premiere of a Chilean street theatre production exploring the tragedy of child soldiers, which combines heartfelt performances, live music, ingenious staging and fire effects.

By DLR: Stratford

By Car: Paid parking at Westfield Stratford City, Stratford International station and the Stratford Centre.

Frantic

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Carpenters Lock Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 2 Stratford, E20 FREE Runs approx 25 mins

Britain’s leading African theatre company. It is named after the word meaning ‘let’s go!’ in Ndebele, one of the three major languages of Zimbabwe, and its sense of urgency and perpetual forward motion sets the pace for this whirlwind of a contemporary fable. Told in a unique physical style by extraordinary looking characters who have landed from another world Hamba tells us the timeless story of winning, losing and surviving.

“the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the one of the most ambitious developments the capital has ever seen” The Guardian

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Wed 25 June – Thu 26 June 19:30 Carpenters Lock Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Stratford, E20 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

In a first for UK street theatre we welcome artists from Libya to create a new work especially for GDIF audiences.

Over the past year I have visited Libya 6 times and created with my Libyan colleagues (by all accounts) the first ever piece of Libyan Street Theatre. The project was a partnership between the British Council and the National Theatre of Tripoli and we performed the piece ‘A Family Picnic’ in a public park in March this year. It was an incredible experience.

Little theatre has been happening in Libya in

Kadogo, Child Soldier La Patriótico Interesante Mon 23 June – Fri 27 June 21:30 South Lawn, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 1 Stratford, E20 FREE Runs approx 55 mins

Chilean company La Patriótico Interesante presents the UK premiere of this gripping, poignant and visually stunning story highlighting the plight of child soldiers. Gritty, urgent and ultimately touching, Kadogo,

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Child Soldier explores the themes of loss, childhood and innocence in a world where children are drawn into the realms of narcotrafficking and guerrilla warfare. Performed in circus style, La Patriótico Interesante’s heartfelt performances combine with live music, fire effects and inventive staging to devastating effect. Supported by The Legacy List and London Legacy Development Corporation

recent years. The former regime didn’t support the art form and the act of going to theatre buildings to watch a play is a completely foreign idea to most people in the country. Since the revolution, as the Libyan people attempt to work out their new identity and cope with continual disruptions to daily life, it has understandably not been a priority to create a theatrical landscape or even a theatre performance. The huge majority of Libyans have little idea what the theatre is or could be- a whole generation has not experienced it. Therefore the creation of a street theatre performance, that took the theatre out to the people in their local spaces, was a vital

A troupe of 6 Libyan actors and musicians have spent the last two weeks in residency at the Festival watching performances and working with UK company Periplum to create a world premiere. Supported by the British Council and the European Development Fund

and timely development. It worked really well and we were all thrilled with the response.

Working with Libyan actors, designers and musicians we created the story of a family get together to celebrate the 18th birthday of the youngest son. Entirely in Arabic with local music and recognisable family dynamics the piece arrived in a Tripoli park one sunny afternoon and unpacked its tale. A relatively simple story was hugely enjoyed and understood by crowds that we struggled to keep off the ‘stage’. It was a humbling experience to see the hunger and desire for storytelling and a community experience. There is no formal theatre training in Libya and very little opportunity to act or create work. The opportunity afforded to us by the European Development Fund and the British Council to both make a show in Libya and also a residency at GDIF will have huge impact on theatre practice for the Libyan artists.

Nathan Curry Associate Director, GDIF

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CANARY WHARF MAP

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Frantic (see page 21)

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¿Hasta Dónde? (p 22)

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La Mirada Interior (p 23)

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Two Old Men (Wed & Sat) (p 21+24)

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Laterite (p 23)

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Hands Down (Thu) (p 21)

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The Man Who Lost His Buttons (p 23)

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Por Casualidad (Fri & Sat) (p 21+23)

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The River (p 24)

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The Awakening (p 22)

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Spring (p 24)

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Big Dance’s Youth Dance Day (p 22)

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Two of a Kind (p 24)

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Hands Down (Sat) (p 22)

Dancing City Journeys On Saturday, why not join one of our Dancing City Journeys? Follow our Festival Volunteers with the NEXT SHOW signs. Journey 1 Pick n Mix 13:00 Big Dance’s Youth Dance Day 13:50 Two of a Kind 14:20 Laterite 14:40 Two Old Men 15:10 The Awakening 15:35 Hands Down 16:00 Por Casualidad 16:30 The Man Who Lost His Buttons Journey 2 Delicious Duets 13:00 Laterite 13:30 Hands Down 14:00 Por Casualidad 14:40 Two Old Men 15:40 ¿Hasta Donde...? 16:30 The Man Who Lost His Buttons Journey 3 Dance with a Difference! 13:00 The River 14:05 Spring 16:05 La Mirada Interior

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BSL Interpreter is available to answer any questions near the Big Dance performance stage and will be wearing a hi-vis jacket Full disabled access throughout Canary Wharf, including car parks and toilet facilities. For further information on access facilities please visit our website at festival.org/access or email access@festival.org

GO ONLINE view our interactive festival map at festival.org

NEED HELP? FIND A VOLUNTEER

Our volunteers wear yellow T-Shirts. They can help you with directions and any other enquiries.

GETTING HERE

By tube: Canary Wharf By DLR: Canary Wharf By bus: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277 By car: Underground car parks leading to Cabot, Canada and Jubilee Place shopping malls. By Thames Clippers: Canary Wharf Pier

Dancing City Canary Wharf Tower Hamlets Sat 28 June 13:00 - 17:00 Plus lunchtime performances Mon 23 - Fri 27 June Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 FREE

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Dive into an ocean of outdoor dance as Canary Wharf’s squares, parks and waterfronts become the setting for a celebration of every dance style from ballet to flamenco, street dance to contemporary from 15 UK and international companies. This year you can even choose your own soundtrack for one show! Join us for daily lunchtime al fresco dance performances during the week followed by a packed programme of dance on Saturday afternoon, including the return of The Big Dance featuring hundreds of talented young dancers and youth dance companies. With the biggest ever Dancing City programme planned for Saturday 28 June, we’ve designed some special dance trails to help you navigate. Look out for our volunteers with signs who are there to help you find your next show!

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Frantic

Bench

Two Old Men

Hands Down

Acrojou

Mimbre

2Faced Dance Co

Company Chameleon

Mon 23 June 12:00, 13:30 Montgomery Square FREE Runs approx 25 mins

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Love, freedom, blood, sweat and rain-storms: Frantic is an explosive and moving exploration of our relentless 21st century devotion to being busy. Combining acrobatics and dancetheatre choreographed around a bespoke structure, Frantic uses a rich physical language to pull apart its subject – the reality of a running mind and one man’s thirst for escape. Working at the meeting point between dynamic physicality and rich visual design, this is Acrojou’s second outdoor show. Commissioning credits page 26

Tue 24 June 12:00, 13:45

Wed 25 June 12:00, 13:30

Thu 26 June 12:00, 13:30

Cubitt Steps FREE Runs approx 30 mins

Wren Landing FREE Runs approx 22 mins

Cabot Square FREE Runs approx 15 mins

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A woman sits on a bench and watches the world pass by. And what a world it is! Bench is an acrobatic performance about the dance of life and the theatre in the everyday action around us. Brides and bag ladies, fitness freaks and fantastic fantasies form a cavalcade of comedy, tragedy and poignancy, reflecting on who we are and how we interconnect. “They climb up, balance on, vault over and plummet alongside one another with ease, marked by a simple but emotionally delicate charm”

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Fancy a trip to the pub for a story? Telling the tale of two very old friends, 2Faced Dance Company charts their life story recounting ups, downs and humorous tales with heartpumping action and slapstick storytelling. Using death-defying acrobatics that leave you speechless, you’ll never have heard a more enthralling tale on your way to the Old Men’s pub.

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Supportive, competitive, strong... what does it mean to be a man? Following the success of dance duet Push as part of Dancing City in 2012, Company Chameleon returns with Hands Down, a ground-breaking dance exploration of how men interact. Using acrobatic and physical action, the hierarchy and boundaries of masculinity are charted, through highly physical yet sensitive contemporary dance which strips back the layers to reveal the dynamics of behaviour. Commissioning credits page 26

THE TIMES

Por Casualidad Marco Vargas & Chloé Brulé Fri 27 June 12:00, 13:30 Cabot Square FREE Runs approx 18 mins

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Fleeting love...we’ve all experienced it. Celebrating the unrequited love of those brief moments and accidental meetings, Por Casualidad is dedicated to the memory of those moments. Intense flamenco combines with contagious contemporary dance to create a fiery display of raw passion, heating up Cabot Square with foot-tapping intensity. “An undeniable elegance... Moves confidently over the ever changing quicksand of new flamenco” CAPTURED BY THE RETINA

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LUNCH TIME DANCE Birdwatching 4x4

SATURDAY SHOWS ARE OVERLEAF

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DANCING CITY SAT 28 JUNE CANARY WHARF, TOWER HAMLETS

The Awakening

Big Dance’s Youth Dance Day

Hands Down

StopGap Dance Co

Big Dance

Company Chameleon

Sat 28 June 13:00, 15:10

Sat 28 June 13:00 - 17:00

Cabot Square FREE Runs approx 20 mins

Jubilee Plaza FREE – runs continuously

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Choreographed by learning disabled dance artist Chris Pavia, The Awakening explores the anxiety of being stranded. Four disabled and non-disabled dancers are trapped in a mesmerising ritual which has elements of a dream. As the dream unfolds, Chris’s hypnotic choreography absorbs you in a very personal world. Last seen at Dancing City with their fast-paced production of Tracking, StopGAP returns with what promises to be yet another absorbing and pioneering piece of integrated dance theatre.

I’ve had a lot of experience doing outdoor arts because I’ve performed with Stopgap Dance Company in SPUN Productions and Tracking both of which were part of GDIF. I learnt from this experience that it’s important to make dance material actually outside and not in a studio because we have to get used to the gravelly concrete floor, the sun in our eyes and the wind in our faces. And the atmosphere of the outside is different to working inside. All of these things change the way we dance. We also have to think about the audience and how they surround the performance. The dancers can be seen at all times in the outdoors because there are no wings.

From lidos to shopping centres, from parks to palaces, Big Dance is the UK’s largest festival of dance participation and performance. And now, back again after last year’s dance extravaganza, Big Dance’s signature youth event transforms Jubilee Plaza into a massive performance playground for London’s talented young dancers and youth dance companies.

Wrens Landing FREE Runs approx 17 mins

Compañía Sharon Fridman Sat 28 June 14:20, 15:40 8

See page 21 for full show details. Hands Down

Westferry Circus FREE Runs approx 20 mins

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This mesmerising dance duet by Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman receives its UK premiere at Dancing City. With stunning contemporary choreography which plays with the tradition of the waltz, this performance emphasises the smoothness of movement and flow in a sensual, intensively physical and lyrical interaction between two people.

From urban dance to ballet, kathak to contemporary – an inspiring afternoon featuring the brightest young talent in London, produced by Big Dance.

La Mirada Interior

Laterite

The Man Who Lost His Buttons

Producciones Imperdibles

Thomas Michael Voss

Circ Panic

¿Hasta Dónde...?

Sat 28 June 13:30, 15:35 7

DANCING CITY SAT 28 JUNE CANARY WHARF, TOWER HAMLETS

Using ideas of thresholds, bridges and journeys ¿ Hasta Dónde...? explores relationships with thrilling, movement and asks the questions “how far...?”.

Sat 28 June 13:00 - 13:55, 16:05 - 17:00

Sat 28 June 13:00, 14:20, 15:25, 16:50

Columbus Courtyard FREE Runs every 7 mins

Jubilee Mall FREE Runs approx 10 mins

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In this intriguing dance performance you can choose your own soundtrack from a selection provided through a personal music system. Will your choice influence the dance? How does music affect the way we feel? For passers-by the circle of spectators seems oddly quiet, as dancers perform in silence in front of an enthralled seated audience, whilst listeners are in control of the emotional content of each performance.

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Take a trip to Argentina with these intensely expressive tango duets, guaranteed to conjure up the heat and sensuous atmosphere of Buenos Aires. Last seen at Dancing City in 2012 with Piazzola’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, leading German choreographer Thomas Michael Voss takes a close look at relationships, creating an emotional journey through strain, pressure and exposure, towards shelter, support and stability. This new work also features the soprano supreme Eliana Pretorian.

Canary Riverside FREE Runs approx 30 mins

Marco Vargas & Chloe Brule Sat 28 June 14:00, 16:00

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Following previous dance performances at Dancing City which have drawn on circus skills, this year sees a gravitydefying Catalan performance landing on the banks of the Thames. Breathtaking physicality, beautiful music and comedy combine as a lone dancer stretches high into the air on a single pole. With striking staging, set against a captivating vista, this performance demonstrates a wondrous synergy between the human body and a swinging pole.

Cabot Square FREE Runs approx 18 mins

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See page 21 for full show details.

Por Casualidad

But the audience being so close is exciting because I get to see their faces and I get to interact with them. It’s harder to do this in theatres where it’s dark, and I enjoy being close to the audience when I perform.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN MUSIC

Chris Pavia The Awakening choreographer StopGap Dance Company

La Mirada Interior

Big Dance’s Youth Dance Day, Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf 2013

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Sat 28 June 14:45, 16:30

Por Casualidad

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Birdwatching 4x4

The Man Who Lost His Buttons

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GDIF2014 SAT 28 JUNE WOOLWICH

DANCING CITY SAT 28 JUNE CANARY WHARF, TOWER HAMLETS

Arka Teatr Ósmega Dnia

The River Barrowland Ballet & East London Dance

Spring

Two of a Kind

Two Old Men

Cie Pied en Sol

Ballet Black

2Faced Dance Co

Sat 28 June 13:00, 15:00

Sat 28 June 14:05

Upper Bank St to Montgomery Square

Fisherman’s Walk FREE Runs approx 75 mins

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FREE Runs approx 45 mins

This large-scale site specific dance promenade involves over 100 participating dancers and singers who journey from Upper Bank St to Montgomery Square. Under the direction of Natasha Gilmore (Barrowland Ballet), the audience will be swept along and submerged into moving performances which explore personal histories and journeys across, to and from the Commonwealth against the ever present landscape of East London’s Docks and waterfronts.

Sat 28 June 13:50, 16:15 14

Last seen at Dancing City in 2011, Pied en Sol returns with a new outdoor dance performance exploring seasonal change and transformation. Created as a roving dance performance for four dancers and a specially designed mobile structure, Spring features this whimsical French company’s hallmark fusion of dance and music, leading audiences through the four seasons by way of four short, linked performances, popping up on a very unusual dance journey.

Montgomery Square FREE Runs approx 16 mins

Sat 28 June 14:40, 16:35 15

Founded by Cassa Pancho in 2001, Ballet Black has an enviable track record for creating high quality performances which introduce ballet to new audiences. As previous Dancing City audiences will know, outdoor classical ballet at Canary Wharf is a very special experience, so Two of a Kind promises to be a “must see” highlight of this year’s programme. In this new, romantic piece by Christopher Marney with music by Tchaikovsky and Ravel, pas de deux by two duetting couples tells the story of the unfolding tender and playful journeys of lovers.

Wren Landing FREE Runs approx 22 mins

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“Brilliant! Entertained us all and had the kids hooked.” HULL DAILY MAIL

See page 21 for full show details.

Arka Teatr Ósmega Dnia Sat 28 June 22:00 Royal Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 Runs approx 60 mins FREE

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Greenwich Stories from World War One

This Polish theatre spectacular recalls all those refugees and displaced people who travel the continents and warm their souls with memories of home. With stunning staging which includes flame-lit structures which move through the audience and a giant winged ship, this production packs an emotional punch in delivering a universal story which will also be the finale of this year’s GDIF.

Presented as part of Big Dance 2014 and part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

28 June 1914 was a normal day

Arka will be presented on the exact 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 2014, the event that rapidly escalated into the outbreak of the First World War, providing a timely reminder of the fragility of peace. ‘The beautiful play by Teatr Ósmego Dnia about war and emigration captivates the audience.’ PABLO LEY, EL PAÍS

in Woolwich. Many residents were employed at the Royal Arsenal, where they clocked in early, worked their shift and returned to their homes in the evenings. Shop owners opened their shops and the market bustled as usual. The shooting of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was not front page news in the local papers.

This year marks the centenary of the start of World War One, the first industrial war which claimed the lives of just under a million British men. As part of the centenary celebrations Greenwich Heritage Centre has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund

GETTING HERE: Royal Artillery Square, Woolwich, SE18 Only 5mins walk from Woolwich By DLR: Woolwich Arsenal Arsenal DLR and By Bus: Woolwich Town Centre Mainline Stations. 51, 53, 54 96, 99, 122, 161, 177, Follow the red line on the map. 178, 180, 244, 291, 380, 386, Turn right out of 422, 469, 472 the station on to Public car parking: Royal Woolwich New Road. Arsenal, off Plumstead At the end of the Rd, Monk St, Powis St or road turn left, then Calderwood St multistory cross the A206 to the Royal Arsenal via the By Thames Clippers: Royal pelican crossing. Arsenal Woolwich Pier By Train: Woolwich Arsenal

100 DANCERS & SINGERS The River

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Two of a Kind

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Grant and Military Covenant Grant to run a World War One family history project. Family Stories of the Great War; Family Histories from War Memorials, looks at the human stories behind some of the names on local memorials, it also looks at the role of Charlton House during the war to reveal a picture of wartime Greenwich. To date the research undertaken by Heritage Centre staff and volunteers has revealed how families were decimated by war and reveals the sacrifices made by so many young men who only a few years before the war were at school.

Tracy Stringfellow Heritage Project Manager, Royal Borough of Greenwich

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GDIF2014 SUPPORTERS AND NEW COMMISSIONS The Beasts Commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude Frantic Commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Hat Fair, Mintfest and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival; in partnership with 101 at Corn Exchange Newbury, The Point, Eastleigh, and Seachange Arts, Great Yarmouth. Originally developed through Gone in Twenty Minutes. Full Stop Commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude

The Lift Co-commissioned by Without Walls, Mintfest and Hat Fair. Made Up Stories from My Unmade Bed Commissioned by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude Market Stall Commissioned by bait and supported by Escalator Outdoors and SeaChange Arts The River

Commissioned as part of Big Dance and the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Produced by East London Dance.

Grime Commissioned through the ZEPA 2 network and Without Walls.

Soul of Fado Commissioned by Without Walls, Hat Fair and Ageas Salisbury International Arts.

Hands Down Co-commissioned by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Dance Manchester

Safe House Commissioned by Without Walls, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival. Co-commissioned by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival and Leicester City Council.

(i)Land Commissioned by the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Open Fund, Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Hat Fair, Mintfest and Ageas Salisbury International Arts. The Itinerant Music Hall Commissioned by Lyric Hammersmith, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and Latitude The Legend of Hamba Commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Hat Fair and Watford Palace Theatre.

Through & Out Commissioned by Greenwich Dance for Big Dance. Supported by Well London and Charlton Athletic Community Trust. War Correspondents Commissioned by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Sage Gateshead and New Writing North for Durham Book Festival. Produced by Dramatic Solutions

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Presented as part of Tall Ships Regatta 2014

Fri 5 September 21:00 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 Runs approx 50 mins FREE

With 50 ships arriving in Greenwich between 5 – 9 September, the Tall Ships Regatta will be one of this summer’s most spectacular events and GDIF will be providing a suitably aquatic celebration of the occasion!

GDIF would like to extend its thanks to the following Founding Festival Patrons: Hashida Dave Maxine Room Grant Wilcock Geoff Pine

Richard White Maggi Knights Felicity Lane Lew Hodges

Deblozay - see page 5

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As the sun sets, the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College will be transformed into an underwater Mediterranean world of brightly coloured fish and sea creatures. Illuminated shoals of fish will appear to swim amongst and over the heads of audiences, to captivating effect.

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GDIF Volunteers give their time to help you get the most out of the Festival. - They will be on site at every event so look out for them in their bright yellow T-shirts! They can steer you towards the next show, set you off on one of our specially curated journeys (see pages 7 and 20) and make sure that you don’t leave the Festival without a feedback card. At some events they’ll also be inviting you to show your appreciation by giving your spare change in GDIF collection buckets.

Keeping the Festival free is a major fundraising challenge and we’re asking you to dig deep to help us deliver another great Festival next year. Look out for GDIF Volunteers with collection buckets and, if you love the Festival, please give whatever you can.

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GDIF2014 PHOTO CONTEST

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year: 26 June - 4 July 2015

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