Icaria | Manchester International Festival x NOWNESS

MIF x NOWNESS partnered to create an editorial piece with Emmy-nominated director Fx Goby to breathe new life into the time-honoured Greek myth of Icarus, a young man who flew too close to the sun, featuring Alphabus dancer Yandass. Find out more here:

The Story Behind Atmospheric Memory

See Rafael Lozano Hemmer tell us more about Atmospheric Memory. A breathtaking immersive art environment, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Atmospheric Memory scours the sky for the voices of our past. Inspired by computing pioneer Charles Babbage’s 180-year-old proposal that the air is a ‘vast library’ holding every word ever spoken, Atmospheric Memory asks: was Babbage right? Can we rewind the movement of the air to recreate long-lost voices? And if so, whose would we want to hear? 

Behind the Scenes on Invisible Cities

See the latest behind the scenes video from Invisible Cities. Leo Warner, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lolita Chakrabarti, 59 Productions and Rambert bring to life a series of fantastical places in this world-premiere production. Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Rambert, Brisbane Festival, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, Sadler’s Wells, SMG Live, Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) and Karl Sydow.

Spotlight on Ibrahim Mahama

Ibrahim Mahama on Parliament of Ghosts a major new installation reflecting on the half forgotten history of his home country, Ghana.

Spotlight on artist Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera’s powerful, provocative and inspiring new work, The School of Integration draws us nearer to those who’ve made this city their home, inviting us to discover and embrace the diversity in our midst.

Behind the Scenes of TREE

A behind the scenes snapshot of TREE, an electrifying blend of drama, music and dance that follows one man’s journey into the heart and soul of contemporary South Africa. Starring Alfred Enoch and multi-award-winning actor Sinéad Cusack. TREE is directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and with music inspired by Idris Elba’s album Mi Mandela.

The Making of Atmospheric Memory

A custom-built chamber has been created for Atmospheric Memory created by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Atmospheric Memory is one of the most exciting and extraordinary events on the MIF19 programme.

The Making of Invisible Cities

A behind the scenes look at the making of Invisible Cities by Leo Warner, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lolita Chakrabarti, 59 Productions and Rambert Dance.

Songs of the Lost – Trailer

Songs of the Lost is a magic-realist game odyssey through a surreal and absurd digital landscape.

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