13 July 2014
13.30 – 15.00
A truly unique dance event takes over the city streets as MDI present We are the City. Topping off this summer’s fantastic dance events with MDI, this Big Dance event looks to celebrate the local community, engaging with local groups, crafts, associations and societies creating a stunning moving installation in a tapestry of Liverpool life which has been created by renowned Austrian artist Willi Dorner.
A part of Big Dance 2014, this is the latest Moving Dance Forward project – which seeks imaginative projects to create a new vision for dance in the North West. This parade style event starts on Anfield Road at 13.30 and participants will make their way along the length of Anfield Road and culminates in a final celebration in Stanley Park.
Organisers are excited to have commissioned a brand new piece of music for the event. Working with composer Tom Rea Smith the piece is to be performed by Liverpool Brass Band, creating a fantastic soundscape to accompany the choreographed procession which will include bee keepers, knitters, Ballroom Dancers, bikers, Anfield boxers, Liverpool Homeless football team, street cleaners and the fire brigade.
This spectacular parade will make its way through Stanley Park for an exciting climax which will be met by performances from Brouhaha as part of their Beautiful North Festival, including local and international performances, dancers, circus artists, musicians and acrobats who will dazzle audiences with family focussed performances.
There is a wonderfully varied collection of local groups signed up to be involved and MDI are excited for everyone to see the results of all their hard work and commitment to their community. This free event will bring Anfield alive, instilling a sense of community spirit for all to witness and enjoy.
Anfield Road to Stanley Park
For more information visit www.mdi.org.uk