FlexN Manchester | The D.R.E.A.M Ring
11-18 July 2015
Old Granada Studios, Manchester
World premiere 11 July 2015
21 May 2016 at Brim, Reykjavik, Iceland as part of the Reykjavik Arts Festival
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. To accompany FlexN Manchester, MIF15 also staged Europe’s first ever D.R.E.A.M Ring, a dance battle format devised by Gray that saw dancers from Greater Manchester compete against each other for both prize and prestige.
‘Splitting at the seams with energy and heart’ The Guardian
‘Powerful, accessible, fun but also thought-provoking, FlexN Manchester is poetry in motion’ Manchester Evening News
Commissioned by MIF Creative. Produced by Manchester International Festival. Supported by MIF Creative Circle.