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FlexN Welcome

The FlexN Welcome provided an opportunity for local, emerging young dancers, musicians, poets and spoken word artists to perform and showcase their talents to audiences as part of an evening celebrating the FlexN Residency at Contract Theatre on Tue 11 July 2017.  The welcome was hosted by Keisha Thompson is a Manchester based writer, performance artist and singer. For more information… September 1, 2017 10:05 am

Poems from the audience of FlexN

Some of Young Identity’s writers were audience members at the FlexN sharing, these are their poetic responses: She FlexN with the energy Curving her edges around the dance floor Her heart fluxed through her body Radiating the love for her art And painting her soul over the stage Flicks of sweat absorbed into the floor A self portrait constructed for the… July 15, 2017 3:24 pm

Young Identity’s poems from the FlexN sharing

Young Identity’s poems from the FlexN sharing: We feel like we have to be willow tree strong, Measuring our wisdom by tree ring dating, Forgetting that we would have to be cut through first Forgetting that it hurts We’re losing ourselves in keeping up appearances And I don’t want to be painted as a Madonna. You don’t need to smooth… July 14, 2017 4:32 pm

Young Identity’s observations while in the FlexN Workshop

Young Identity’s poetic responses to the FlexN workshops:   We poor ourselves out of Palace Theatres mob the ticket booth smuggling liquor in the interlude snatching free wine flashing stolen artist passes and flood the bank in army jackets we can’t be dancers trusting in the mirror it’s a soul taker black limbs catch hat tricks and bone breakers take… July 14, 2017 11:19 am

Young Identity’s Review of FLEXN residency project

FlexN Residency 15 dancers from Greater Manchester were selected to take part in a 4 day residency with FlexN pioneer and choreographer Reggie ‘Roc’ Gray in association with Young Identity and Contact. During the residency, Reggie introduced a group of local dancers to the FlexN dance style and working with spoken word collective Young Identity to explore new ways of… July 13, 2017 6:59 pm

FlexN Residency

For MIF17, sixteen dancers from Greater Manchester were selected to take part in a 4 day residency with FlexN pioneer and choreographer Reggie ‘Roc’ Gray in association with Young Identity and Contact. During the residency, Reggie introduced the group of local dancers to the FlexN dance style and worked in collaboration with spoken word collective Young Identity to explore new… May 8, 2017 1:01 pm

FlexN Residency

Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray directed one of the big hits of MIF15: FlexN Manchester, a thrilling transatlantic street dance collaboration featuring dancers from Greater Manchester and Reggie’s native New York. Two years on, Reggie returned to the Festival for a residency at Contact, introducing a group of young dancers to the flexn dance style and working with local spoken word… March 8, 2017 4:25 pm

FlexN Manchester |
The D.R.E.A.M Ring

For this truly transatlantic collaboration, MIF Creative brought together a team of flex dancers from Brooklyn, New York with ten of the best street dancers from Greater Manchester. Directed by Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray, one of flexing’s founding fathers, FlexN Manchester packed a powerful punch while also entertaining full houses at Old Granada Studios during the final week of MIF15.… November 18, 2016 10:12 am

BREATHE

BREATHE is a dance and spoken word competition in which pairs of dancers and poets battle against each other, performing duets that showcase their complementary styles whilst telling a single story. This distinctive team-oriented competition format is based on The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, a dance competition developed by Flex dance pioneer Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray, which encourages dancers to go head… August 17, 2018 11:15 am

MIF17’s Choreographers in Residence

As part of MIF17 we delivered a series of free public dance workshops, masterclasses and open rehearsals during the festival, 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). A selection of the workshops were open to trained dancers, while others were suitable for beginners… June 14, 2017 1:51 pm

Interdependence

Inspired by a chance conversation between Alex Poots, then MIF’s CEO and Artistic Director, and Professor Brian Cox, one of the guiding forces behind The Age of Starlight, Interdependence brought together a disparate array of personalities to discuss creativity in all its myriad stripes and flavours. Figures as diverse as artists Olafur Eliasson and Jeremy Deller, physicist Kostya Novoselov, filmmaker… November 18, 2016 10:22 am

MIF15

Several Festival artists returned to the city to premiere ambitious new work. Jamie xx, who’d performed with The xx at MIF13, joined Wayne McGregor and Olafur Eliasson to create the breathtaking Tree of Codes. MIF11 star Björk gave the first ever European performance of songs from Vulnicura. And two years after The Masque of Anarchy, Maxine Peake again teamed up… November 15, 2016 11:24 am