CULTIV8 – Dance Festival Starts.

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CULTIV8 FESTIVAL

Cultiv8 ’07 celebrates African & Caribbean dance in the 21st century. Following the success of Cultiv8 ’05, a pilot project of Dance Northwest, Merseyside Dance Initiative continues to profile groundbreaking dance works by artists from the African & Caribbean Diaspora including Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Burkina Faso, the USA and United Kingdom.

In addition to the above performances, a Seminar event – “Cultural Intelligence – Laying Down Roots/Passing on Knowledge” – will highlight the importance of ensuring high level educational provision for young people, through the formal education system, and into Professional Development of artists.

Brief Details…
PROGRAMME

Nora Chipaumire
8.00pm @ Unity Theatre, Friday 28th September 2007 – Tickets £9/£7

Cultural Intelligence – Laying Down Roots/Passing on Knowledge Seminar Event
10.00am-5.00pm @ Unity Theatre, Saturday 29th September 2007 – Tickets £30/£15

Glenmore Reid; Movement Angol; Serge-Aimé Coulibaly
8.00pm @ Unity Theatre, Saturday 29th September 2007 – Tickets £9/£7

To book tickets for all the above events contact the Unity Theatre box office on 0151 709 4988.

Urban Bush Women
7.30pm @ Royal Court Theatre, Tuesday 27th November 2007 – Tickets £9/£7

To book tickets for the above event contact the Royal Court Theatre box office on 0870 787 1866.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SCHOOLS’ WORKSHOPS

The following professional and educational workshops programme will run alongside the festival:

Barwen Tavaziva
10.00am-4.00pm @ Hope University, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 2007 – Cost £50/£40

Nora Chipaumire
3.00pm-5.00pm @ MDI Studio, Thursday 27th September 2007

Francis Angol
12.00 noon-2.00pm @ MDI Studio, Friday 28th September 2007

Chrissie Adesina
3.00pm-5.00pm @ MDI Studio, Friday 28th September 2007

Serge-Aimé Coulibaly
3.00pm-5.00pm @ Venue tbc, Sunday 30th September 2007

Schools’ workshops led by H Patten will be available on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th September 2007.

Please contact MDI for workshop information on 0151 708 8810 or info@mdi.org.uk

More details at
http://www.merseysidedance.co.uk/cultiv8.html

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