International Dance Festival Birmingham

24 April-25 May, various venues

 

The award-winning International Dance Festival Birmingham, one of Europe’s biggest dance festivals, returns to the city from 24 April 2014 - bringing the theatres, streets and squares of Birmingham to life with four consecutive weeks of dance. With more shows than in previous festivals, this year will feature some of the biggest names in dance and some of the best know Choreographers. The festival will start off with Birmingham’s very own Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Following three previous successful festivals in 2008, 2010 and 2012, this biennial event, co-produced by DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome, once again features an eclectic and jam-packed programme bursting with world-class performers, unique international collaborations, premieres, new commissions and a range of participatory opportunities  in venues across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Highlights include Swiss company Alias' show Sideways Rain and Vancouver’s Kidd Pivot lead by Crystal Pite. The festival will also play host to dance world premiers.

Some acts will be taking to the streets, such as New Zealand Choreographer Corey Baker. Corey will work with the public and professional dancers for ‘A Haka day out’. Also keep your eyes peeled for Corey performing his own comical solo dance Headphones.

B-Town will transform Victoria Square with a 4 day free outdoor spectacular celebrating street dance, featuring dancing from the World B-Boy Champions Morning of Owl and many more.

See the International Dance Festival Brochure here for more information.

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