Sunday, 2 May 2010

International Dance Festival Birmingham

...has been happening for quite a few days now!


So, yesterday, a couple of us took a wee trip to witness the beauty of what Birmingham has to offer. [It obviously had nothing to do with the fact our friend, and general lovely, Mary Eddowes was celebrating her birthday and performing in one of the peices we saw...].

Here's what we saw:

Dancing The Waterways

image courtesy of IDFB

"A canal barge dance adventure travelling from Birmingham to Brewood and back again – performances, workshops, and lots of fun for all the family! Through movement and song, the piece celebrates the incredible engineering involved in the canal network’s construction, the canal builders themselves, and the architectures of bridges, locks and buildings interlinked to the rhythm of the waterways."


 image courtesy of IDFB

"Charged and vibrant, this folkloric celebration is a brand new commission for our 2010 Festival.
Directed by Arthur Pita, contemporary dancers will form a brand new dance company collective alongside Russian, Spanish, Indian and African folk dance groups, all moving to the turbo-folk Gypsy and Balkan beats of Birmingham’s very own band The Destroyers"

The festival closes up on May 15, so you've still got plenty of time to catch some goodness.