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Tag: Manchester International Festival

Groundbreaking children’s theatre company Theatre-Rites celebrate 25th anniversary
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Groundbreaking children’s theatre company Theatre-Rites celebrate 25th anniversary

Casting has been announced for the return to the stage of Theatre-Rites, the highly acclaimed children’s theatre company who celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Amplifying diverse voices from a team of international collaborators, The Global Playground will premiere at the Manchester International Festival and online this July. The cast is comprised of acclaimed dancers Jahmarley Bachelor (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, ZooNation; Mariposa: A Transgender Tragedy, Denada Dance), Annie Edwards (A Kate Prince Company; ZooNation), Kennedy Junior Muntanga (Phoenix Dance Theatre; Chotto Xenos, Akram Khan Company) and Charmene Pang (Iceland Dance Company; Isadora Now: A Triple Bill, The Barbican). They are joined by puppeteer and actor Sean Garratt (A Christmas Carol, National Theat...
Incredible cast announced for the premiere of The Global Playground by Theatre-Rites
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Incredible cast announced for the premiere of The Global Playground by Theatre-Rites

Casting has been announced for the return to the stage of Theatre-Rites, the highly acclaimed children’s theatre company who celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Amplifying diverse voices from a team of international collaborators, The Global Playground will premiere at the Manchester International Festival and online this July. The cast is comprised of acclaimed dancers Jahmarley Bachelor (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, ZooNation; Mariposa: A Transgender Tragedy, Denada Dance), Annie Edwards (A Kate Prince Company; ZooNation), Kennedy Junior Muntanga (Phoenix Dance Theatre; Chotto Xenos, Akram Khan Company) and Charmene Pang (Iceland Dance Company; Isadora Now: A Triple Bill, The Barbican). They are joined by puppeteer and actor Sean Garratt (A Christmas Carol, National Theat...
Dream – live, online performance leads the way in future audience experience
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Dream – live, online performance leads the way in future audience experience

Theatre, music and ground-breaking technology combine in Dream, an exhilarating glimpse into the future of live performance inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Created by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in collaboration with Manchester International Festival (MIF) Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) and Philharmonia Orchestra, Dream is the culmination of a major research project called Audience of the Future which helped develop Skepta’s mixed-reality rave for MIF19, DYSTOPIA987. Gabrielle Jenks, Digital Director at Manchester International Festival said: “Audience of the Future has been an invaluable space for world-leading organisations to consider the future of virtual production and understand the opportunities and challenges of working with real-time technolog...
Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye, a unique 30 minute performance
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Riz Ahmed – The Long Goodbye, a unique 30 minute performance

Riz Ahmed rounded off 2020 with The Long Goodbye, a very special digital performance blending music, storytelling and theatre which was a sell-out event when it aired in December. Due to the popularity and interest of this one-off show, it will now air on demand until the 1st March 2021. Presented by WeTransfer and developed especially for the digital realm, this online performance was written, filmed and performed entirely by Riz Ahmed and is a companion piece to last year’s critically-acclaimed The Long Goodbye album and the live stage show commissioned by Manchester International Festival (MIF) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) that was due to take place before the pandemic. Weaving together storytelling, music and immersive sound to guide audiences through an emotional landscape,...