29 June – 16 July 2017

MIF17’s Choreographers in Residence

We’re running a series of free public dance workshops, masterclasses and open rehearsals during MIF17, each one hosted by a leading international company, choreographer or movement practitioner: Boris Charmatz (10000 Gestures), the Lucinda Childs Company (Available Light), Company Wayne McGregor (ToGather), Frantic Assembly (Fatherland) and Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray (FlexN Manchester). Some workshops are open only to trained dancers, while others are suitable for beginners with no experience – read on for details. Capacity is limited and so booking is essential.


Frantic Assembly: Devising & Physicality Workshop

Mon 3 July, 10.30am-12.30pm

Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA

FREE – SOLD OUT

Discover Frantic Assembly’s unique approach to creating physical material at this two-hour workshop led by Eddie Kay, choreographer of Fatherland. Suitable for all – no previous experience necessary.


Boris Charmatz: 10000 Gestures Open Rehearsals

Tue 4 & Wed 5 July, 6-7pm

Mayfield, Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PZ

FREE – Extra tickets released. Book your ticket here.

It’s a unique opportunity to watch Boris Charmatz and his 25-strong ensemble in rehearsal for 10000 Gestures, which will be presented at MIF17 from 13 to 15 July.

 


Company Wayne McGregor Masterclass

Thur 6 July, 2-4pm

Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA

FREE – A few tickets have become available. Reserve your place here.

Dancers from Company Wayne McGregor, who are taking part in ToGather at MIF17, are leading a professional-level workshop for dance students and local dance artists aged 18+.

 


Lucinda Childs Company Masterclass

Fri 7 July, 11.30am-12.45pm

The Dancehouse, 10A Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5QA

FREE – Book online

A professional-level workshop for dance students and local dance artists aged 16+ led by dancers from the Lucinda Childs Company, who are performing in Available Light as part of MIF17.

 


FlexN Introductory Workshop

Sat 8 July, 12-1pm

Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA

FREE – Book online

New York dancer-choreographer Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray introduces the FlexN street dance phenomenon – a great chance for both budding and experienced dancers to explore a new style.