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Dancing in the street as the International Dance Festival Birmingham returns

  • Date: 2 April 2014
  • Area: Midlands
Protein Border Tales

Protein 'Border Tales'. Credit: Jane Hobson

In less than a month Birmingham will play host to one of the world’s largest dance festivals with performances and events which will have you dancing in the street.

From Thursday 24 April to Sunday 25 May the International Dance Festival Birmingham will welcome dancers, choreographers and producers to the city from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, New Zealand and South Korea.

A month of live performances, world premieres and spectacular outdoor and community events will wow audiences with classical and contemporary dance, including, ballet, swing, street dance, capoeira, tango and more.

Audiences will also have plenty of chances to get involved with Haka workshops, circus skills sessions, an over 50s workshop with Protein Dance Company and professional development opportunities.

The festival is produced by DanceXchange and Birmingham Hippodrome and supported by investment from the National Lottery through our Grants for the Arts programme.

“The International Dance Festival Birmingham is a real highlight in the UK’s cultural calendar,” said Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England.

“It not only brings new opportunities for artists, dance companies and producers, but attracts huge audiences to the region, benefiting the local economy. This year’s programme promises unique and ambitious productions, but what I think will be really exciting are the new opportunities for people to take part in social dance events. I’m sure there’ll be something everyone will enjoy.”

Here’s a taste of what the festival has to offer: 

For the full festival line-up, click here