FRIDAY – SUNDAY 6-8 August 2010 on Liverpool Waterfront.
After entertaining more than 50,000 people for a special maritime themed weekend in July, the second act of Liverpool’s FREE On The Waterfront festival will showcase the very best of local, national and international outdoor dance.
The August 6-8 weekend includes astonishing airborne shows from world-famous Argentinean aerial company Voala, as well as amazing water based choreography and whirling dervish performances by hundreds of dancers, across five stages, over three days in one stunning location.
Voala’s spectacular night time show will run on Friday and Saturday night at the Pier Head from 9.15pm. There will be a range of strolling dance performances from 7.45pm. On the River Stage on Friday there will also be a performance by Liverpool Samba School at 8pm and live music by Liverpool band 6ix toys at 8.30pm-9pm.
The excitement continues all weekend at the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront with music, live street theatre and dance performances and workshops form a host of acclaimed international dance groups artists such as Senza Tempo of Spain and Prodigal Theatre and Gravity Style of France as well as Merseyside’s own Wired Aerial Theatre and Dynamix.
The festival, which celebrates both Liverpool’s Year of health and Wellbeing and LEAP’s Year of Dance, ends with an extrovert Tea Dance, complete with Glen Miller Tribute Orchestra.
And visitors can get their feet tapping to the Mersey beat by taking part in a massive Lindy Hop display, with a prize on the world-famous Orient Express up for grabs!
LINDY HOP ON TO THE ORIENT EXPRESS:
Visitors who join in the world’s biggest Lindy Hop dance on Sunday 8 August will be photographed by the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo. When the picture appears in the paper, the person circled as ‘the face in the crowd’ will win a return day trip from Liverpool for two people on the Orient Express Northern Belle. The Northern Belle is a celebration of British heritage and craftsmanship that captures the luxury of the great Belle trains of the 1930s. The prize, worth £400 includes a delightful feast, accompanied by the finest wines and champagnes, aboard your unique Northern Belle carriage. www.orient-express.com
The On The Waterfront programme, funded by the European Union, is being produced by Culture Liverpool for Liverpool city council, in partnership with Walk The Plank.
Full details: http://www.liverpoolonthewaterfront.co.uk/