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INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL

BIRMINGHAM

- MAY

WHAT’S ON GUIDE FULL DETAILS INSIDE

WORLD 11 + UK PREMIERES

OVER

15

DANCE

STYLES

SHOWS FROM OVER

17 FREE 39 COUNTRIES

OUTDOOR

37

EVENTS

DANCE FESTIVAL

TAKES OVER CENTENARY SQUARE

THEATRE PERFORMANCES

... PLUS MANY CHANCES TO TAKE PART

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Welcome

BHARATANATYAM CONTEMPORARY ODISSI BALLET STREET BOLLYWOOD ARGENTINE TANGO SWING KATHAK FLAMENCO HIP HOP LINDY HOP TANGO BHANGRA CIRCUS

Award winning International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB), one of Europe’s largest dance festivals, is back with a packed celebration of dance from 1-22 May. We’ll be featuring premieres from some of the world’s best dance companies at Birmingham’s finest venues, free outdoor events and productions made in the city, plus loads of opportunities for everyone to join in. Centenary Square LIVE NIGHTS (p18) is the undoubted highlight. It will be a feast of entertainment, a kind of mini festival in an evening. For festival info, coffee, and lots more, visit our Festival Hub in the old Municipal Bank on Broad Street, open throughout the festival and for tickets and exclusive offers, get our new Festival App (p6). David Massingham Artistic Director, DanceXchange & Co-Artistic Director of IDFB 2016

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WELCOM

It’s all about...

Fiona Allan Chief Executive, Birmingham Hippodrome & Co-Artistic Director of IDFB 2016

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instagram @IDFB2016

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Front Cover image: Dani Bower

General Enquiries Tel 0121 689 3170 or email danceadmin@dancexchange.org.uk

DanceXchange Ltd Registered charity no. 1045364

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JOIN IN&

take part

• Visit us at one of our many workshops in The Festival Hub (p6) • Watch our spectacular free dance performances at Put Your Foot Down and join in free taster dance workshops (p17) • Take part in social dance parties with Paint the Town Red (p10, 32 & 45)

Image: Dani Bower

From a one-off twenty minute workshop to a weekend in a performance, there are loads of exciting participation opportunities for all abilities featuring lots of dance styles. NATASHA MASSIE

PROGRAMME MANAGER (RECREATIONAL AND PRE-VOCATIONAL DANCE)

#IDFB ROBOT Competition for aspiring Street Dancers This is your chance to prove you have moves to impress! Show us your best robot inspired popping moves and win the chance to perform on Saturday 14 May alongside Popping Legend Spider Salah prior to The Machine Show in Centenary Square. Anyone can take part, all you need to do is hashtag your online video #IDFB_ROBOT @IDFB by Saturday 15 April.

Image: Richard Battye

Shortlisted dancers will be invited to present their best robot moves on the Put Your Foot Down stage to be judged by Spider Salah on Saturday 7 May in front of a live audience at The Bullring, Birmingham. Winners will be chosen on the day to perform alongside Spider Salah prior to IDFB’s outdoor spectacular The Machine Show on 14 May in Centenary Square. T&Cs: Open for UK residents aged up to 24yrs, submitted robot dance videos must be a max 30 seconds. If under 18, shortlisted dancers need to be accompanied by an adult. Please see idfb.co.uk for full T&Cs.

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2 - 21 MAY

festival hub Situated in the landmark Municipal Bank Building on Broad Street, opposite the iconic Library of Birmingham, the Festival Hub is the place to go for all things IDFB, with information about shows, events and the Festival Box Office. Enjoy a workshop and interact with the beautiful, reflective kinetic sculptures by Japanese artist, Shun Ito.

WORKSHOPS AND EVENING EVENTS Explore the Bank Vaults supported by Hidden Spaces

FREE

Wed 4, 11, 18 May 4pm - 7pm Sat 7, 14, 21 May 11am - 5pm

Haiku Exchange in collaboration with Writing West Midlands

FREE

Wed 4, 11, 18 May 4pm - 7pm Sat 7, 14, 21 May 11am - 5pm

Artist led tour of Cosmic Birds with Shun Ito

FREE

Tue 3 May 6.15pm - 7pm

In A Landscape

£10, £7* conc.

Thu 12, Fri 13, Sat 14 May 6.30pm, Sat Matinee 4pm

In A Landscape Post Show Talk

FREE

Fri 13 May 7.15pm - 8pm

Creative Vegetarian Sushi Class and Lunch

£23, £20* conc.

Sat 14 May 11.30am - 1.45pm

Birmingham Instagrammers Meet

FREE

Sat 14 May 1pm

The Making of Cells with artist Shun Ito

£9, £7* conc.

Sun 15 May 11am - 1pm

An introduction to the prepared Guitar with Ex Easter Island Head’s Benjamin D Duvall

£9, £7* conc.

Mon 16 May 6.15pm - 8.15pm

Mindful Movement and Gong Bath

£9, £7* conc.

Tue 17 May 6.30pm - 8pm

An Evening of Presentations and Discussion in partnership with PechaKucha

£5*

Wed 18 May 7pm - 9pm

Salon BHAM! in partnership with Birmingham Dance Network

PAY WHAT YOU WANT

Fri 20 May 7.30pm - late

Desi Grooves Family Day

FREE

Sat 21 May 12pm - 4pm

Desi Grooves and close of Festival Party

£10*

Sat 21 May 7pm - 12midnight

Create your own mini Cells

*Eventbrite event, (booking fees will apply).

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Get more from your IDFB experience with our Festival App

IDFB’S

FESTIVAL APP

Buy all your IDFB tickets in one place with no booking fees Exclusive Ticket Deals & Special Offers Find out about free events

2 - 21 MAY

Download from idfb.co.uk

Dates: Times:

Mon 2 - Sat 21 May 11am - 6pm, Mon to Sat 12noon - 5pm, Sun

(dedicated quiet, reflective time)

Image: Bank Building

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Venue: Entry :

Visit

3 of Birmingham’s biggest festivals

for a special price of just

We hope you’ll drop by, chill out with a coffee and soak up the festival atmosphere. Everyone is welcome. KATIE MORAN, HUB MANAGER

£30*

Choose from selected performances at Flatpack Film Festival (19-24 April), International Dance Festival Birmingham (1-22 May) and BE Festival (21-25 June) and join in Birmingham’s festival scene. Visit festivalthreesome.eventbrite.com Offer ends 20 April 2016. *Booking fees will apply.

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There is so much to look forward to The Festival opens with a bang with world premiere of Phone Box, a high energy free outdoor performance from Corey Baker Dance, creator of last festival’s smash hits Haka Day Out and Headphones - and winner of IDFB 2016 new Big Idea commission. The Patrick Centre and Birmingham Hippodrome main stage offer a huge variety of performances, from the unusual Black Out, where the audience watch from a unique vantage point above the dancers, to Netherlands Dans Theater 2’s exciting brand of balletic modern dance. You can also join in the celebrations at Put Your Foot Down in the Bullring on Saturday.

1 - 8 MAY

Booking couldn’t be easier For Booking details for all performances see p26 or visit idfb.co.uk, our Festival Hub or the venue websites. Alternatively download our Festival App where for the first time you can book tickets from all performances in one transaction - with the added incentive of no booking fees.

Take advantage of some great ticket offers PATRICK CENTRE OFFER

Get 25% off if you buy four out of the six IDFB DanceXchange, Patrick Centre performances (excluding Sin Titulo with Olga Pericet). Make your choice from the performances on p13, 15, 21, 30, 41 & 43.

ENCORE OFFER

Save 10% when booking three or more IDFB productions on the Main Stage at the Birmingham Hippodrome. For qualifying performances see p14, 16, 20, 36, & 42. For full Terms & Conditions of offers see idfb.co.uk

TASTE OF BIRMINGHAM OFFERS Festival ticket holders can enjoy a selection of restaurant and cafe offers from IDFB's generous business supporters. For more offers check out p33 and idfb.co.uk

NOSH & QUAFF - noshandquaff.co.uk LASAN - lasan.co.uk and FIESTA DEL ASADO -

fiestadelasado.co.uk £20 voucher on minimum spend of £60

CAFEPHILIA - facebook.com/cafephilia

10% discount

SIX EIGHT KAFÉ - sixeightkafe.co.uk Any hot drink & cake for £5

URBAN COFFEE - urbanemporiums.com Medium hot drink & cake for £3.95

CAFÉ OPUS AT IKON - cafeopus.co.uk Afternoon tea for 2 - £15 Full Terms & Conditions for all visitor offers visit idfb.co.uk. Offers must be redeemed between 1 - 22 May.

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1 MAY IDFB are proud to be partnering with Birmingham swing kings, Swingamajig to bring some incredible dance acts to Digbeth. We will be bringing an international flavour to the festival’s main stage including French hip-hop icon Spider Salah, popping ‘n’ locking. Back by popular demand is Corey Baker Dance, this year entertaining the crowds with his new work Phone Box and Yukiko Masui presents a new latin-inspired piece exploring gender roles.

Swingamajig

Swingamajig is organised by Electric Swing Circus.

Date: Venue: Time: Age: Tickets:

Sun 1 May Rainbow Venues, Digbeth 2pm - 6am 18+ swingamajig.co.uk

Image: Tim Cross

Image: Richard Hadley

BIRMINGHAM 19 –24 APRIL 2016

STOMP STOMP WORKSHOPS Dates: Sat 30 April & Sun 1 May Venue: DanceXchange Studios Tickets & Times: swingamajig.co.uk Join masters of swing, Moe and Markus for lindy and solo jazz workshops - learn a brand new style or sharpen your skills ready to rock the dance floor. From beginners to advanced, we have a class for everybody!

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2 MAY + more

WORLD PREMIERE

Corey Baker Dance Phone Box brings to life this nostalgic British icon with thrilling dance and a wacky digital sound-score. Entertaining and exhilarating, impressive feats of acrobatics and physical moves will captivate you.

My new show celebrates the phone box’s place in our history - see this national icon as never before.

PART OF CENTENARY SQ.

LIVE NIGHTS

Image: Dani Bower

COREY BAKER

Having performances of IDFB’s Phone Box in the Golden Square brings a vibrancy which will complement our unique corner of the city. LUKE CRANE, JEWELLERY QUARTER BID MANAGER

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Co-produced by DanceXchange for IDFB 2016 & Commissioned by DanceXchange and Without Walls.

Tickets: Age:

Free Event Family Friendly

Venue: New Street Station St Philip’s Cathedral Square Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital High Street / New Street Centenary Square Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter Centenary Square Centenary Square Centenary Square

UK

Times: (20mins) 1pm & 3pm 1pm & 3pm 11am & 1pm 1pm & 3pm 1pm & 3pm 11am & 1pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 4.30pm & 7.30pm

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Dates: Mon 2 May Thu 5 May Fri 6 May Sat 7 May Tue 10 May Wed 11 May Thu 12 May Fri 13 May Sat 14 May

Style: Contemporary Countries: New Zealand

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2 - 20 MAY

Cosmic Birds Image: Shun Ito

shun ito

Gravity, movement and light are explored in this mesmerising series of performing kinetic sculptures by Japanese artist Shun Ito. Playing with light and shadow, Shun Ito draws on his physical experience of gravity as a dancer to re-create the beauty of natural falling and spinning movements in his mechanical creations. The exhibition will include a dramatic new installation Cells, a giant mobile made up of over 200 rotating steel rings and 30 light bulbs, created in Birmingham as part of an artist residency.

Dates: Times:

Japan

(children must be accompanied by an adult)

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Venue: Tickets: Age:

Mon 2 - Fri 20 May 11am - 6pm daily Quiet visits: Mon - Fri 4pm - 6pm & Sun 12noon - 5pm Festival Hub Free Exhibition Family Friendly 6+

WORKSHOPS, TALKS & TOURS Artist led tour with Shun Ito Tue 3 May, 6.15pm - 7pm FREE Creative Vegetarian Sushi Class & Lunch Sat 14 May, 11.30am - 1.45pm £23, £20* conc.

An Introduction to the Prepared Guitar by Ex Easter Island Head’s Benjamin D Duvall Mon 16 May 6.15pm - 8.15pm £9, £7* conc. Mindful Movement and Gong Bath (16+ Yoga mats provided) Tue 17 May 6.30pm - 8pm £9, £7* conc. For full details see idfb.co.uk Tickets* at Eventbrite. Booking fees will apply.

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Image: Shun Ito

The Making of Cells with artist Shun Ito Create your own miniature Cells Sun 15 May, 11am - 1pm £9, £7* conc.

Presented by IDFB & Judy Owen Ltd in collaboration with IKON & Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Curator: Kei Miyata.


3 - 4 MAY

BLACK OUT

COMPAGNIE PHILIPPE SAIRE UK PREMIERE

Somewhere between dance, performance and graphic art, Black Out is a strong and intimate experience. Enjoy a unique view from above as thousands of black granulated fragments transform the dancers’ world into a moving, pictorial composition that jars as it shifts in response to the light, sound and movement.

Philippe Saire’s Black Out is a masterstroke that is watched from above: a moving picture of light, muscle and rubber dust. JULIEN BURRI L’HEBDO SWITZERLAND

Dates: Tue 3 & Wed 4 May Times: 6.15pm & 8.15pm (40mins) Venue: DanceXchange, Patrick Centre Tickets: £12* Offers see p9 Age: 10+ Style: Contemporary Country: Switzerland Post Show Q&A: After Wed 8.15pm perf. *5% transaction fee applies excl. cash sales in person at Birmingham Hippodrome Box Office. Festival App bookings incur no transaction charges.

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Image: Philippe Weissbrodt

Multi award-winner Philippe Saire is a key player in the Swiss contemporary dance scene.

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3 - 4 MAY

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 NDT2 is one of the world’s most celebrated dance companies, wowing audiences with its unique brand of breathtaking dance, awe-inspiring skill and passionate creativity. With a winning combination of fresh exuberance and astonishing athleticism, NDT2 promises to thrill and entertain, performing a vibrant mixed repertoire of work.

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PROGRAMME I New Then by Johan Inger Mutual Comfort by Edward Clug (UK Premiere) Solo by Hans van Manen Cacti by Alexander Ekman

Dates: Times: Venue: Tickets: Age: Style: Country:

Tue 3 & Wed 4 May 8pm (approx 2hrs 15mins inc. interval) Birmingham Hippodrome £15 - £29.50* Offers see p9 Family Friendly 5+ Contemporary Netherlands

*5% transaction fee applies excl. cash sales in person at Birmingham Hippodrome Box Office. Festival App bookings incur no transaction charges.

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Image: Johan Persson

THE INDEPENDENT


6 - 7 MAY

Eclipse Csaba Molnár

Eclipse evokes the improvised masses of party culture, reinterpreting the stereotypical situations created by the dancing crowd to create a new, fictitious, comic-like world. For the UK premiere of this work Csaba Molnár will be working in residence with a large group of local dance students and artists.

DOUBLE BILL

UK PREMIERE

Image: Gábor Dusa

Dates: Times:

JINX 103

József Trefeli & Gabor Varga

Fri 6 & Sat 7 May 8pm (1hr 20mins inc. interval)

Venue:

DanceXchange, Patrick Centre Tickets: £14, £10 conc.* Offers see p9 Age: 8+ Style: Contemporary Countries: Switzerland Hungary Post Show Q&A: After Sat perf.

UK PREMIERE

Image: Gregory Batardon

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József Trefeli and Gabor Varga explore the rhythms and rituals of life in a high energy, captivating performance. Their common heritage provides inspiration and a shared vocabulary of vibrant body percussion, with clapping and slapping, clicking and stamping, to create a breathtakingly energetic dance of lightning fast footwork, leg twisting and weaving, high kicks and turning jumps.

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5 - 7 MAY

A Classical Farewell Carlos Acosta

After an unparalleled career as one of the world’s foremost ballet stars, Carlos Acosta presents his final ballet programme. From humble beginnings in Cuba to performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, Carlos Acosta has had an incredible career performing with many leading ballet companies across the world. For his final UK tour dancing classical works, he performs excerpts from his favourite ballet repertoire alongside an incredible cast of dancers from Cuba, with a full live orchestra.

Magical ability to speed up in pirouette, something that defies the laws of physics.

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THE STAGE

Thu 5 May, Fri 6 May, Sat 7 May

Times:

7.30pm (approx 1hr 35mins inc. interval)

Venue:

Birmingham Hippodrome £15 - £75* Offers see p9 Family Friendly 5+ Ballet Cuba

Tickets: Age: Style: Country:

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UK PREMIERE

Image: Michael Slobodian

Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells and Valid Productions Presented in association with Como No.

Image: Johan Persson

Dates:


Image: Mike Hyde

7 MAY

Put Your Foot Down Take a break from shopping and join us for six hours of spectacular dance performances and workshops in a huge range of styles from local talent and professional dance companies, compered by Corey Baker and Genevieve Say with music from DJ Moyma. Performances from Elmhurst School for Dance, Vidya Patel, Dhol Blasters and selected Birmingham Dance Network artists including Yukiko Masui.

Date: Time: Venue: Tickets: Age: Style:

FREE WORKSHOPS your chance to join in • Learn our bespoke Desi Grooves Bollywood & Bhangra routines (for more see p45) led by Bollywood Dreams and Nachda Sansaar

Sat 7 May 12pm - 6pm Bullring, Spiceal Street Free Event Family Friendly Various

Don’t miss international Break Dancing superstar Salah who will be judging our #IDFB_ROBOT competition live on stage (details see p5).

• Miss High Kick Legs will present her Audition Project - the chance to learn the dance steps from A Chorus Line. Legwarmers not compulsory • Plus other classes on offer throughout the day

midnight milonga Come and join us for an evening of social dance performance from world class artists. Loyd Vidal and Sandra Bernard who run Birmingham Tango, will be joined by world famous Argentine tango maestro Javier Rodriguez.

Date: Sat 7 May Time: 9pm - 1am Venue: Blue Ice Plaza, Solihull Tickets: £10 Milonga* idfb2016-milonga.eventbrite.com *Eventbrite booking fee will apply

Age:

Family Friendly

Style:

Argentine Tango

(licensed bar, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

WORKSHOPS Argentine Tango Intensive offers two days of total immersion in the tango culture with workshops for all levels. Tickets £24 per class. Eventbrite booking fee will apply.

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LIVE NIGHTS 11 - 14 MAY from 6pm Centenary Square

FREE Pop-up performances // World premieres // Circus, Dance, Film // Food and Drink // Live music

Week two offers the opportunity to enjoy the complete festival experience in one place, in one evening - a taste of Birmingham at its best. Watch a spectacular programme of free performances, while enjoying Birmingham’s very own multi award-winning Digbeth Dining Club offering the best locally sourced ‘street food’ in the heart of the city. Includes a bespoke bar and a special menu from restaurant Marmalade, based in Birmingham REP. Centenary Square will be buzzing, with events in the surrounding venues and on the main outdoor stage, built near to the iconic Library of Birmingham. Brand new productions, made in the city, outstanding international artists, an epic dance and circus show headlined by rock band rinôçérôse, are all themed around the interplay between man and machine, backed by incredible live music. CUBES - TAMSIN FITZGERALD Cubes returns after its acclaimed debut at Birmingham Weekender. A daringly dazzling performance by dancers, runners and acrobats performing spectacular solos and duets on a series of cubes. TORQUE - MOTIONHOUSE JCB diggers meet dancers in West Midlands dance company Motionhouse’s breathtaking Torque (Friday and Saturday nights only).

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Torque. Image Dan Tucker

Cubes. Image: Dani Bower

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The Machine Show. Image: Dani Bower

9 - 15 MAY

PROGRAMME

Cubes. Image: Dani Bower

Torque. Image Dan Tucker

Includes performances of: RIDE p27 Phone Box p11 Cubes Torque The Machine Show p28 - 29 Film programme & more

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Image: YU Hui-hung

10 - 11 MAY

Songs of the Wanderers Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

A visually stunning anthem to spiritual pilgrimage, Songs of the Wanderers creates a world of intense reverence, distinctly Asian in its imagery yet with powerful relevance far beyond. Spiritually evocative movement is set to soulful Georgia folk songs, brought to life on a truly astonishing set, with 3 ½ tonnes of shimmering golden grains of rice. The production has been acclaimed a masterpiece at festivals across the globe.

Dates: Times: Venue: Tickets: Age: Style: Country:

Tue 10 & Wed 11 May 7.30pm (approx 1hr 30mins inc. intervals) Birmingham Hippodrome £15 - £29.50* Offers see p9 Family Friendly 5+ Contemporary Taiwan

When you’re talking about Cloud Gate, magic isn’t too strong a word. TIME OUT

This tour is made possible by the grants from the Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China, (Taiwan).

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Image: YU Hui-hung

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10 MAY

Monchichi Wang Ramirez

In this open-minded world, everyone can be a cultural mix with blended origins. In this choreography Honji Wang (born in Frankfurt to Korean parents) brings suppleness and Asian musicality to her movement, and Sébastien Ramirez (French with Spanish origins) expresses a Mediterranean vivacity.

Image: Grant Halverson © ADF

UK PREMIERE

Award-winning duo Wang Ramirez create a portrait of a new, urban, mobile and inter-cultural generation.

Monchichi is full of humour and self-deprecation, a joint self-portrait that celebrates daily life with humour and poetry.

Date: Time: Venue:

Tue 10 May 8pm (55mins no interval) DanceXchange, Patrick Centre Tickets: £14, £10* Offers see p9 Age: 8+ Styles: Contemporary, Hip Hop Countries: France Germany

Jaw dropping moves. Impressively high energy ... as well as amazing technical precision. THE NEWS & OBSERVER

Image: Matea Ilieva

Post Show Q&A: After perf.

Image: Morah Geist. Courtesy of Jacob’s Pillow Dance

*5% transaction fee applies excl. cash sales in person at Birmingham Hippodrome Box Office. Festival App bookings incur no transaction charges.

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10 MAY

Vuelos

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Aracaladanza

Multi-award winning international company Aracaladanza’s new dance theatre production for families is inspired by the visionary genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Choreographer Enrique Cabrera captures the creativity and innovation of da Vinci with Aracaladanza’s trademark playfulness and style. Experience a sense of wonder and let your imagination take flight and make extraordinary things happen. Vuelos is a delight to be shared by anyone who has ever dared to dream.

Visually stunning and abundantly playful ... the children are entranced by it.

Image: Pedro Arnay

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Image: Pedro Arnay

in association with MOKO Dance

Dates: Times: Venue: Tickets:

Tue 10 May 1.30pm & 7pm (50mins no interval) Birmingham Repertory Theatre £15, conc. £5 off* Family & Friends: £44 for 4 tickets (must include 1 concession)

Age: Style: Country:

Education Offer: £8 (1.30pm perf only) Family Friendly 5+ Contemporary Spain

*Credit card bookings incur a 3% fee per transaction and debit card bookings incur a 50p fee per transaction. Festival App bookings and Birmingham REP online bookings incur no transaction charges.

Produced by Aracaladanza. Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, Festival Grec, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Teatro de la Abadía and Comunidad de Madrid. MOKO Dance is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Supported by Arts Council England and led by DanceEast (Ipswich), MOKO Dance is a national dance partnership dedicated to opening the eyes of children and their families to the power of dance.

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FESTIVAL

MAP


at-a-Glance

FESTIVAL DIARY SUN 1 MAY 2pm-6am Swingamajig Rainbow Venues - p10

MON 2 MAY

1pm & 3pm Phone Box / Corey Baker Dance New St Station - p11

TUE 3 MAY

6.15pm & 8.15pm Black Out / Cie Philippe Saire Patrick Centre - p13 8pm Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2) Birmingham Hippodrome - p14

4pm - 7pm Explore with Hidden Spaces Festival Hub - p6 6.15pm & 8.15pm Black Out / Cie Philippe Saire Patrick Centre - p13 8pm Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT2) Birmingham Hippodrome - p14

CHECK OUT THE FESTIVAL HUB OPEN FROM 2 - 21 MAY WITH COSMIC BIRDS EXHIBITION, CAFE, AND A LINE-UP OF TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

TUE 10 MAY

ALSO LOOK OUT FOR CENTENARY SQUARE LIVE NIGHTS 11 - 14 MAY!

TUE 17 MAY

WED 18 MAY

7.30pm Smoke & Mirrors / The Ricochet Project The Crescent Theatre - p37

7pm - 9pm Discussions with Pecha Kucha Festival Hub - p6

11am & 1pm Ride / ZoieLogic Dance Theatre QEHB - p27 1pm & 3pm Phone Box / Corey Baker Dance Centenary Sq - p11 1.30pm & 7pm Vuelos / Aracaladanza Birmingham REP - p22 7.30pm Songs of the Wanderers / Cloud Gate Dance Birm. Hippodrome - p20 8pm Monchichi / Company Wang Ramirez Patrick Centre - p21

(p6 & 12)

(p18)

10.30am - 6pm The Bench Conference - p46

8pm Sin Titulo / Olga Pericet & Co Patrick Centre - p35 8pm Dance: Sampled Birmingham Hippodrome - p36 24

WED 4 MAY

WED 11 MAY

11am & 1pm Phone Box / Corey Baker Dance Jewellery Quarter - p11 1pm & 3pm Ride / ZoieLogic Dance Theatre Handsworth Park - p27 4pm - 7pm Explore with Hidden Spaces Festival Hub - p6 7.30pm Songs of the Wanderers / Cloud Gate Dance Birm. Hippodrome - p20 6pm - late Centenary Square LIVE NIGHTS - p18 9.30pm The Machine Show Centenary Sq - p28

4pm - 7pm Explore with Hidden Spaces Festival Hub - p6

7.30pm Smoke & Mirrors / The Ricochet Project Crescent Theatre - p37 8pm Sin Titulo / Olga Pericet & Co Patrick Centre - p35 8pm Dance: Sampled Birmingham Hippodrome - p36


11am & 1pm Phone Box / Corey Baker Dance QEHB - p11 7.30pm A Classical Farewell / Carlos Acosta Birmingham Hippodrome - p16 8pm Eclipse / Molnár & JINX 103 / Trefeli & Varga Patrick Centre - p15

THU 12 MAY

FRI 13 MAY

6pm - late Centenary Square LIVE NIGHTS Centenary Sq - p18

6.30pm In A Landscape / Kei Miyata Festival Hub - p27

6.30pm In A Landscape / Kei Miyata Festival Hub - p27

7pm Correction / VerTeDance Patrick Centre - p30

1pm & 3pm Ride / ZoieLogic Dance Theatre Bournville College - p27

9.30pm The Machine Show Centenary Sq - p28

6pm - late Centenary Square LIVE NIGHTS Centenary Sq - p18

8.30pm Political Mother / Hofesh Shechter Co Birmingham REP - p31 9.30pm The Machine Show Centenary Sq - p28

THU 19 MAY

7.30pm 32 Rue Vandenbranden / Peeping Tom Warwick Arts Centre - p39 7.30pm Sujata & Preetisha Mohapatra + Shijith Nambiar & Parvathy Menon Crescent Theatre - p40

FRI 20 MAY

10am - 6pm Navadisha Conference mac Birmingham - p46 7.30pm Salon Bham with BDN Festival Hub - p6 7.30pm 32 Rue Vandenbranden / Peeping Tom Warwick Arts Centre - p39 7.30pm Bill, 16+ a room & Solo Echo / Ballet BC Birmingham Hippodrome - p42 8pm Aakash Odedra + Sanjukta Sinha Patrick Centre - p41

SAT 7 MAY 11am - 5pm Explore with Hidden Spaces Festival Hub - p6 1pm & 3pm Phone Box / Corey Baker Dance High St / New St - p11 12 noon - 6pm Put Your Foot Down Bullring, Spiceal St - p17 1pm Preview Ride / ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, Ward End, Hodge Hill - p27

SAT 14 MAY

11am - 5pm Explore with Hidden Spaces Festival Hub - p6 4pm - late Centenary Square LIVE NIGHTS Centenary Sq - p18 4pm & 6.30pm In A Landscape / Kei Miyata Festival Hub - p27

9am - 1pm Midnight Milonga Blue Ice Plaza, Solihull - p17 7.30pm A Classical Farewell / Carlos Acosta Birm. Hippodrome - p16 8pm Eclipse / Molnár & JINX 103 / Trefeli & Varga Patrick Centre - p15

7pm Correction / VerTeDance Patrick Centre - p30

WEEK 1

7.30pm A Classical Farewell / Carlos Acosta Birmingham Hippodrome - p15

FRI 6 MAY

WEEK 2

1pm & 3pm Phone Box / Corey Baker Dance St Philip’s Cathedral Sq - p11

8.30pm Political Mother / Hofesh Shechter Co Birmingham REP - p31 9.30pm The Machine Show Centenary Sq - p28

5.30pm - late La Peña Flamenca The Green Room - p32

SAT 21 & SUN 22 MAY 10am - 6pm Navadisha Conference mac Birmingham - p46 11am-5pm Explore with Hidden Spaces Festival Hub - p6 12noon - 4pm Desi Grooves Family Day Festival Hub - p45 6pm Hemabharathy Palani + Subhash Viman Patrick Centre - p43

7.30pm Bill, 16+ a room & Solo Echo / Ballet BC Birmingham Hippodrome - p42 7pm - Midnight Desi Grooves Festival Hub - p45

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SUN 22 MAY 10am - 6pm Navadisha Conference mac Birmingham - p46

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WORLD PREMIERE

ZoieLogic Dance Theatre Three strangers’ lives intersect on a strange and exciting journey in ‘Stanley’, a customised 1980’s Ford Orion. As they travel they discover that the car seems to have a life of its own...

Dates: Sat 7 May Tue 10 May Wed 11 May Thu 12 May Fri 13 May Sat 14 May

Venue: Ward End Park, Hodge Hill Queen Elizabeth's Hospital Handsworth Park Bournville College Centenary Square Centenary Square

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Surprising, innovative and visually arresting, RIDE is a thrilling outdoor dance theatre work that explores the nature of travelling. RIDE is commissioned and co-produced by DanceXchange for IDFB 2016 and co-commissioned by Gulbenkian, Kent and Dance Village at Bristol Harbour Festival.

in a landscape

WORLD PREMIERE

Kei Miyata

Music: Ex Easter Island Head

This dynamic new piece by Kei Miyata incorporating Ito’s installation Cells (see p12), combines hypnotic electronic sounds played live by Liverpool’s guitar-based percussive innovators Ex Easter Island Head, movement, and fizzing electric light bulbs plus an ensemble of Birmingham performers. Dates: Times: interval) Venue: Tickets:

Thu 12 - Sat 14 May 6.30pm, Sat Matinee 4pm (45mins no

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Together, these four souls, three men and one machine, explore man and machine’s reliance on each other and themselves.

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11 - 14 MAY

We are made to move

produced by Dancexchange for IDFB 2016 The Machine Show is a power-driven performance set against a wall of sound, a dance and circus spectacular, the highlight of the festival.

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Wed 11 - Sat 14 May 9.30pm (45mins no interval) Centenary Square Free Event 12+ (there is a licensed bar at this event)

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Headlined by French dance music band, rinôçérôse, the pulsing engine propelling an incredible line up of 13 outstanding international performers, The Machine Show is an outdoor spectacular, where you can expect the unexpected. After all.... we are made to move!

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Emotion and fragility are engulfed by regimental order in a world of synthetic organisms and mechanoids. Where does life begin and machinery intervene? Who is in control of who and where does it all end?

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CIRCUS DANCE LIVE MUSIC French group RINÔÇÉRÔSE famed for their mix of rock and electro dance music. MELANIE LOMOFF a hugely talented performer and choreographer with a background in classical dance. SALAH BENLEMQAWANSSA, also known as Spider Salah, is an award-winning competitive hip-hop dancer. AAKASH ODEDRA is an award-winning dancer fusing classical indian styles with contemporary.

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This is innovation with a true purpose, performed at a pitch of nuanced prowess that is magnificent.

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HERALD SCOTLAND

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Fri 13 & Sat 14 May 7pm (55mins no interval) DanceXchange, Patrick Centre Tickets: £14, £10 conc.* Offers see p9 Age: 8+ Style: Contemporary, Live Music Country: Czech Republic Post Show Q&A: After Fri perf. *5% transaction fee applies excl. cash sales in person at Birmingham Hippodrome Box Office. Festival App bookings incur no transaction charges.

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Political Mother Hofesh Shechter Company

Nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts award in 2011 and declared an ‘audio-visual marvel’ by critics, Political Mother brims with Shechter’s emotional and gritty complexity.

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Performed by Shechter’s internationally acclaimed dancers, and accompanied by his cinematic score featuring a band of live drummers and electric guitarists - pulsating live music, extraordinary ensemble sequences and cinematic editing make Political Mother a dance experience like no other.

Dates: Times: Venue: Tickets: Age: Style: Country:

Fri 13 & Sat 14 May 8.30pm (1hr 10mins no interval) Birmingham Repertory Theatre £13.50 - £22* conc. £5 off Offers see p26 13+ Contemporary, Live Music UK

*Note: Performance contains loud music & strobe effects *Credit card bookings incur a 3% fee per transaction and debit card bookings incur a 50p fee per transaction. Festival App bookings and Birmingham REP online bookings incur no transaction charges.

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....as ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets. THE TELEGRAPH

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14 MAY

La Peña Flamenca Join Flamenco Edition for a Spanish social evening at IDFB’s very first La Peña Flamenca, an informal Spanish gathering of dance, music, food and espíritu. A lively celebratory event for everyone to enjoy the sights and sounds of flamenco in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

The night will start with Compás y Palmas workshop (no experience required) with acclaimed dancer Jesus Olmedo and flamenco guitarist Pablo Dominguez, followed by performances by guests artists and friends. Traditional paella will be served followed by an informal party where guests will have the opportunity to perform if they wish.

La Peña Flamenca Date: Time: Venue: Tickets: Age:

Sat 14 May 5.30pm - 9.30pm (bar open til 12.30am) The Green Room Cafe Bar, Southside £10* idfb2016-flamenco.eventbrite.com Family Friendly (licensed bar under 16s must

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***FLAMENCO OFFER*** Buy La Peña Flamenca, a weekend workshop package, plus a ticket for Sin Titulo by Olga Pericet and Company (see p35) and Save £7* off full price. *Eventbrite booking fee will apply.

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Join Olga Pericet (p35) and Ana Garcia for Flamenco workshops taking place across the weekend, for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Dates: Sat 14 & Sun 15 May Tickets: £45 Beginners, £70 Intermediate/Advanced* Visit idfb2016-flamenco.eventbrite.com *Eventbrite booking fee will apply.

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16 - 22 MAY Don't miss out, join in our last week The programme continues to offer a vibrant mix of styles and ambition from The Ricochet Project’s circus performance, to the dance theatre of 32 Rue Vandenbranden by Peeping Tom and a UK Premiere by Ballet BC. The last week of the festival culminates in three exciting performances featuring South Asian dance styles by world class celebrated international performers.

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Sin Titulo

Olga Pericet Company with Jesús Fernández Presented by Flamenco Edition

WORLD PREMIERE

For the first time two of Spain’s most celebrated flamenco dancers perform together. Fernandez’s strength, musicality and artistry blends with Pericet’s supreme delicacy, to generate a powerful masterpiece that celebrates the best of modern flamenco.

Through an original score, the dance takes the audience on a personal and intimate journey to a world in which distinctive and contrasting emotions are expressed through different styles (palos). With rawness and elegant sophistication, the performance is a true tribute to flamenco tradition, with a contemporary language.

Dates: Times: Venue: Tickets: Age: Style:

Tue 17 & Wed 18 May 8pm (1hr 25mins no interval) DanceXchange, Patrick Centre £19, £15 conc.* 8+ Flamenco

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Flamenco Edition is supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts.

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Dance: Sampled The line-up includes Company Wayne McGregor, Birmingham Royal Ballet, BBC Young Dancer finalist Vidya Patel, world tango champions German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi from Buenos Aires and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun.

A wonderful showcase of dance diversity. TIME OUT

Dates: Times: Venue: Tickets:

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First pioneered at Sadler’s Wells, Dance: Sampled lets you enjoy a selection of different dance styles all in one night, for a special low price. Audiences can expect to see some of the world’s best performers in an array of styles.

Tue 17 & Wed 18 May 8pm (approx 2hrs inc. intervals) Birmingham Hippodrome £15* Offers see p9 Family Friendly 3+ Hip Hop, Tango, Ballet Contemporary, Kathak

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17 - 18 MAY

Smoke and Mirrors The Ricochet Project

Poetic acrobatics, contemporary dance, contortion and high flying feats combine in an exhilarating examination of the current state of America in the pursuit of happiness. Using the minimalist environment of a trapeze, a rope, two chairs and a light, Smoke and Mirrors delivers an honest, fresh acrobatic perspective to the themes of isolation, oppression, yearning and hope. Weaving delicate metaphor with jaw dropping spectacle, Ricochet’s unique style of poetic acrobatics has taken the world by storm.

Dates: Times: Venue: Tickets: Age: Styles:

Tue 17 & Wed 18 May 7.30pm (1hr no interval) The Crescent Theatre £16, £13 conc.* 14+ Circus, Contemporary

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USA

Note: Contains nudity and strobe effects *Price includes a £1 booking fee. Festival App exclusive ticket price £15, £12 conc.

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Image: Ian Douglas

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It is both beautiful and blasted. This is circus with brains as well as good looks. THE GUARDIAN

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19 - 20 MAY

32 Rue Vandenbranden Peeping Tom

Completely mesmerising, cinematic set design and jaw-dropping physicality combine to create an unforgettable piece of dance theatre that plunges spectators into a forbidding universe of cold, wind and ice. Six performers contort, bend, jerk and levitate in dizzying scenes of hypnotic movement. The action takes place under a wide-open sky, in a mountain landscape with only rickety camper vans for shelter, where the inhabitants of a small isolated community are confronted by their loneliness.

Venue: Tickets: Age: Styles: Country:

Thu 19 & Fri 20 May 7.30pm (1hr 20mins no interval) Warwick Arts Centre £19 - £23, conc. £2 off* 12+ Contemporary, Dance Theatre

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Post Show Q&A: After Thu perf. *Price includes £1 booking fee. Festival App exclusive ticket price £18-£22.

Totally gripping from start to finish. Don’t miss it! CRITICAL DANCE

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19 MAY

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Shijith Nambiar & Parvathy Menon

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Sandhya showcases the intricacies and spirituality of Bharatanatyam dance with spellbinding duo Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon. Shijith has an exceptional sense of music and rhythm while Parvathy brings an elegance to their choreography, with her outstanding expressive skills and ability to work within the traditional framework. UK PREMIERE

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Thu 19 May 7.30pm (1hr 40mins inc. interval) The Crescent Theatre £16, £13 conc.* Offers see p33 Family Friendly 3+ Bharatanatyam & Odissi

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A thrilling double bill featuring two classical South Asian styles from internationally acclaimed dancers. LUCIE MIRKOVA IDFB PROGRAMME MANAGER

The oldest surviving Indian dance form, Odissi has its roots in temple ritual with the modern interpretation inspired by temple sculptures and nature. Performing Sangachhadhwam, which means walking on the same path together, is Sujata Mohapatra with her daughter Preetisha. Sujata was a student and daughter-in-law of one of the most famous exponents of the artform, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. She now presents her daughter, an upcoming Odissi dancer 40

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UK PREMIERE

Sangachhadhwam

Sujata & Preetisha Mohapatra of considerable command, as they carry forward the legacy, featuring compositions from Pt. Bhubaneswar Mishra and Pt. Raghunath Panigrahi and choreographies of Kelucharan Mohapatra and Ratikant Mohapatra.

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20 MAY

Echoes

Aakash Odedra Company

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Bells, the constant companion of every Indian classical dancer, become in Echoes a metaphor of resonance, freedom and awakening. Renowned Kathak choreographer Aditi Mangaldas creates her first Kathak solo outside of her own company, on Aakash Odedra, DanceXchange Associate Artist. Aakash is one of the most exciting virtuosic Kathak performers of his generation. Both artists have changed the way Kathak is perceived on the modern stage and look at tradition with a contemporary and open mind.

DOUBLE BILL Date: Time: Venue: Tickets: Age: Style:

Fri 20 May 8pm (1hr 20mins inc. interval) DanceXchange, Patrick Centre ÂŁ14, ÂŁ10 conc.* Offers see p9 & 33 8+ Kathak

Countries: India

UK

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KIN-Incede Sanjukta Sinha

Image: Devansh Jhaveri

Kin-Incede is an excursion into the interplay between love and longing. The dance recreates the most intimate of emotions, with a majestic, flamboyant familiarity. Performed in pure classical Kathak, with inflections of contemporary expression, Sanjukta Sinha threads emotions with virtuosity. Kin-Incede is choreographed by Padma Bhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia-Kadamb. Kin-Incede is presented by IceCraft.

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20 - 21 MAY

Bill / 16 + a room / Solo Echo Ballet BC

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Emily Molnar, Ballet British Columbia is a unique creation-based company of UK PREMIERE 17 dancers committed to innovation in contemporary dance. Since 2009, the Company has developed a compelling repertoire of more than 35 new works by acclaimed Canadian and international choreographers, and continues to collaborate with a diverse range of artists from around the world. For the Company’s first performance at IDFB, Ballet BC brings a compelling programme including Bill by Sharon Eyal with music by Ori Lichtik, Emily Molnar’s 16 + a room and Crystal Pite’s Solo Echo.

Images: Michael Slobodian

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Fri 20 & Sat 21 May 7.30pm (approx 2hrs inc. interval) Birmingham Hippodrome £15 - £30* Offers see p9 Family Friendly 5+ Contemporary Ballet

Country:

Canada

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Trikonanga & Twine

Hemabharathy Palani Hemabharathy Palani is an award-winning choreographer/dancer, working as the Rehearsal Director of the Attakkalari Repertory Company, Bangalore. Her solo Trikonanga won the public’s First Choice Award at the 2013 Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival. Traversing diverse emotional states with distilled focus and tenderness interrupted by outbursts of energy, the piece combines the distinct physicality of three dance forms Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance DOUBLE BILL and ballet. Co-production Ballet National de Marseille for Accueil Studio 2013.

Date: Time: Venue:

Tickets: Age: Styles:

Sat 21 May 6pm (1hr 15mins inc. interval) DanceXchange, Patrick Centre £14, £10 conc.* Offers see p9 & 33 Family Friendly 3+ Contemporary, Kathak, Bharatanatyam

Countries: UK

India

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Morphed Subhash Viman

Quite a talent. ADAM PUSHKIN THE PLACE

Morphed re-defines what Indian dance can offer. Created by British dancer Subhash Viman in collaboration with Indian choreographer Veena Basavarajiah, this solo marries hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance styles with Indian classical styles, Bharatanatyam and Kathak. Morphed presents the many faces of the Indian male deities merged with the observed movements and gestures of spitting and nose wiping loiterers. It talks about class and prejudice with a touch of humour.

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21 MAY

desi grooves Celebrate IDFB’s closing party with an evening of glitter, glamour and colourful celebration of India’s popular dance styles Bollywood and Bhangra. This lively party features special guest compares, DJ, live performances from The Dhol Blasters, Bollywood Dreams and Nachda Sansaar, with delicious Indian street food from Taste & Liquor. Dance the night away on the hub’s dancefloor to classic Bollywood and Bhangra hits. Desi Grooves is produced by DanceXchange for IDFB supported by Punch Records and Sampad. Desi Grooves is inspired by Desi Moves which was conceived by Punch Records for IDFB 2012.

Image: Nachda Sansaar/Ken Bhogal

Time: Venue: Tickets:

7pm - 12midnight Festival Hub £10*

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Age:

12+ (licensed bar under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

DESI GROOVES FAMILY DAY TIME: 12noon - 5pm FREE Drop in Craft & Dance Workshop Free drop-in workshops at the Festival Hub including the chance to learn our IDFB Bollywood and Bhangra routines, ready for the night ahead.

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CONFERENCES

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The Bench

Date: Venue: Time: Price:

Tue 17 May DanceXchange 10.30am - 6pm £35, £20 conc.

includes lunch & refreshments

Programme: www.the-bench.org

A one-day event inciting change 2Faced Dance Company presents the first ever BENCH Event, in partnership with IDFB 2016. The Event will reflect on the achievements of the BENCH programme over the last nine months and include debate and conversation surrounding the issue of gender disparity for female choreographers working in the contemporary dance sector. Featuring; inspirational speakers, presentations from the current five BENCH Fellows and a debating panel of industry experts, the event will call out for everyone to act as agents for change, ensuring that solutions to issues are not only discussed but are implemented. The BENCH is supported by Arts Council England, Southbank Centre, One Dance UK, The Elmley 20th Anniversary Fund and Dance East, in collaboration with IDFB 2016.

Navadisha 2016

International Dance Conference A ground-breaking conference dedicated to South Asian dance. This event will celebrate breakthrough achievements and exciting new developments in and around the sector and stimulate debate about its current place within the UK’s cultural landscape and the nature of its audiences, uncovering models of excellence and new ways of working.

Dates: Fri 20 - Sun 22 May Venue: mac Birmingham Programme: navadisha2016.co.uk

Early Bird 30% discount before 31 Mar

Navadisha is delivered in collaboration with IDFB 2016.

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Open to dance practitioners, teachers, students, academics, agencies, programmers, venues, promoters, investors, policy-makers & anyone with an interest in South Asian dance. Keynote speeches by Akram Khan and Shobana Jeyasingh. List of speakers include industry leaders from South Asian and the wider dance sector.




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