Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’

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International Dance Festival Birmingham, begins today

Monday, 23 April, 2012

Today is the first day of the IDFB, and the opening week sees a full programme of free outdoor performances, world class theatre shows and opportunities to get involved in the festival.

First up is the premiere performance of Home, which starts at 1.30pm today, as dancers animate Birmingham city centre using ideas, inspirations and choreographic material contributed by 1000 individuals through workshops, open days, and uploading films online, all relating to people’s feelings about the theme of ‘Home’, and what it means to them.

More at www.idfb.co.uk

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Birmingham: Upstairs Improv launches April 26th

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012

Upstairs Improv has announced the first of its nights of spontaneous comedy at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, on Thursday April 26th.

Upstairs Improv - it may not be for everyone

Two homegrown Brummie Teams – The Unsuggestibles and Scene Machine – and two out-of-town contenders – WOW Impro from Bedworth and Nottingham’s MissImp – battle it out in a 4-way competition.

Who will rise to undertake the most outlandish challenges? Who will prove to be the Ninjas of Spontaneity? Who will garnish the coveted Golden Globes of Making-It-Up-On-The-Spot? Organisers promise that laughter will gush forth, tears will be precipitated, and silliness generated by the bushel. Not for the congenitally glum.

Upstairs at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, April 26th, 8pm.

Special introductory offer – all tickets just £5.00

www.upstairsimprov.co.uk

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Fierce Festival begins in Birmingham

Monday, 26 March, 2012

An invitation to re-imagine the city

Fierce Festival, Birmingham’s international festival of live art returns began last week and runs through Easter, with a promised cocktail of interventions, theatre, parties, gigs, installations, talks, workshops and feasting.

‘Getting involved’ is at the heart of this festival. Mehmet Sander’s IMPACT, Ron Athey’s Gifts of The Spirit and Mette Edvardsen’s Time Has Fallen Asleep in the Afternoon Sunshine involve volunteer non-professional performers collaborating with international artists to create shows.

On the 31st March 2012 the Dachshund UN will take place for the first time in the UK; sausage dogs from the West Midlands and beyond will represent the delegates of each country in the United Nations General Assembly.

There are artists from the US, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Spain and South Africa and some fantastic new sites for works including the legendary Q-Club (a converted cathedral) for the closing weekend party and Ann Liv Young’s Mermaid Show.

Since 2009, Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison have been joint artistic directors of Fierce Festival. The duo have introduced a new ‘slow burn’ programming model centred around a core group of artists called the Fierce Festival Caravan of Artists. Fierce Festival was founded in 1998 by Mark Ball.

More at: www.wearefierce.org

 

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