In July, The Manchester International Festival Will Take Stock Of The Current World Arts Scene

in july the manchester international festival will take stock of the current world arts scene

The Walk, a 3.5m high puppet of a young refugee child will feature in this year’s Manchester … [+] International Festival


When it opens on July 1, the Manchester International Festival will be the one of the first major arts festivals to open since COVID-19. As such, it has an unrivalled opportunity to reflect on the most destructive world event for over 70 years. 

Manchester International Festival Artistic Director & Chief Executive, John McGrath says: “We hope MIF21 will provide a time and place to reflect on our world now, to celebrate the differing ways we can be together, and to emphasise, despite all that has happened, the importance of our creative connections – locally and globally.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Notes on Grief will be staged for the first time at the MIF

Manny Jefferson

On the opening night, July 1, choreographer Boris Charmatz (who created 10000 Gestures in 2019 for the MIF will premier Sea Change, a site-specific work for Deansgate. A chain of professional and non-professional dancers have a set choreography while the audience will create the momentum by moving on between performances…

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