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July 31, 2019

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:

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August 9, 2019

MIF Originals: Alphabus

The final episode of MIF Originals explores if (and how) poetry and dance can combine to create something original.

August 2, 2019

MIF Originals: A Podcast for All Animals

Can you imagine a world in which animals of all kinds, including humans, live together as equals? This episode explores how we can live better alongside other animals and asks - what can we learn from them?

July 25, 2019

MIF Originals: The School of Integration

Welcome to your first day at the School of Integration. This episode is all about sharing knowledge across cultural divides. When people arrive in a new country they are usually expected to learn the customs and languages of the host culture, but what if the tables were turned?

July 18, 2019

MIF Originals: Chasing Philip Glass

After years of following Philip Glass from afar, Phelim McDermott now has the chance to meet him, and to ask whatever he wants. The only problem is that Phelim has no idea what to ask.  

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