warnmcr: festival fandango...

The steps of this festival dance get ever more intricate as, with a dance-card full of MIF, Refract Festival is hovering ready to step onto the floor...

This weekend is when the MIF programme really reaches crescendo - including Rimini Protokoll's Utopolis Manchester (til 13 Jul) in the City Centre; Philip Glass + Phelim McDermott's The Tao of Glass (til 20 Jul) and the Laurie Anderson's To The Moon (12-20 Jul) both at the Royal Exchange Theatre; plus Trajal Harrell's Maggie The Cat at Dancehouse (11-14 Jul); and Studio Créole at Academy 1 (12-14 Jul).

Liz Richardson's Swim continues at HOME til Sat 13 Jul; while Yara Boustany's Double Bill is at The Lowry on Sat 13 Jul; and Europia Art Collective's kukuryku is at a secret location on Sun 14 Jul. In Liverpool, Dana Dajani's Heroine With A Thousand Dresses is at the Bluecoat also Sat 13 Jul.

Next week (w/c 15 Jul) in MIFworld look out for Claire Cunningham's Thank You Very Much at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Cheetham Hill (17-20 Jul) and Animals of Manchester at the Whitworth/Whitworth Park on Sat 20 + Sun 21 Jul.

Just as MIF is starting to wind down, Refract Festival sparks up at Waterside Arts, Sale (18-27 Jul) including Kapow's Adrift on Sat 20 Jul; while Claire Gaydon's See-Through forms a double bill with Ransack Theatre's Catching Comets on Sun 21 Jul.

The following week (w/c 22 Jul) Refract has the aforementioned Catching Comets in a double bill with Beach Body Ready on Mon 22 Jul; Meraki Collective on Wed 24 Jul; Nathaniel Hall on Thu 25 Jul (double billed with Fulfilment) and Motionhouse on Sat 27 Jul.

Of course it doesn't all stop there - as next-up is Edinburgh, so next week (just in case you haven't had enough) I'll attempt a few Fringe pointers - along with my 'long list'!


Ps. the call for artists is open for Emergency (21 Sep).

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