Thu 11 July -
Sun 14 July
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The Dancehouse, 10 Oxford Road webBreak M1 5QA
£10 Greater Manchester residents on lower wage Register here
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Set to a soundtrack ranging from electro and pop to classical music, Maggie the Cat addresses power, gender, rejection and inclusion through the prism of one of modern theatre’s most celebrated characters. Influenced by everything from ancient Greek theatre to the Harlem voguing underground, it’s challenging, tragic, entertaining – and ultimately joyous.
Part one of a trilogy inspired by women who had to navigate treacherous waters to gain or retain their power, Maggie the Cat is a brilliant new work from one of contemporary dance’s most inspired and inspiring artists.
Trajal Harrell – Direction, Choreography, Costume Design & Sound Design
Erik Flatmo & Trajal Harrell – Set Design
Stéfane Perraud – Lighting Design
Katinka Deecke – Dramaturgy
Produced by Manchester International Festival.
Maggie the Cat forms one part of a trilogy, Porca Miseria, commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Schauspielhaus Zürich, ONASSIS STEGI, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Holland Festival, the Barbican and Dance Umbrella, NYU Skirball, Berliner Festspiele and The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi.
This event takes place at The Dancehouse (10 Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA), a 1930s Art Deco theatre in Manchester city centre.
The Dancehouse is located on Oxford Road, close to Oxford Road station and five minutes’ walk from St Peter’s Square Metrolink. There are bus stops directly outside the theatre with frequent buses from the city centre.
The nearest car park (38 Charles St) is directly opposite the theatre.
There is a wheelchair ramp to the outside foyer, where there is low level access to the Box Office counter. There is lift access to the other floors, and step-free, flat floor access from the side entrances of the auditorium.
Wheelchair spaces are available in the main auditorium. Accessible toilets are located on the second floor, between the theatre bar and the auditorium.
Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium, and water bowls are available upon request.