News: Dancing City - Without Walls

Wednesday 24 June 2009

If you go down to docklands this Saturday afternoon, you’re sure of a packed programme of free dance performances in the parks, squares and plazas around Canary Wharf.

Ballet Boyz II, StopGap, Dance Theatre of Ireland and Punchdrunk are just some of the companies taking part in the annual Dancing City, presented by Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF)*and *Canary Wharf Arts and Events.

GDIF is part of Without Walls, a UK wide consortium of eight street art festivals which also includes Brighton Festival, The Bristol Do and X.TRAX, Manchester. This year they received funding of nearly £400,000 from Arts Council England to commission and show new performances made for the great outdoors by a wide range of artists – some of which will be seen in London for the first time at Canary Wharf. They include:

Balletboyz II – the younger generation off spring of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt’s well loved company, performing *The Laws of Motion*. Punchdrunk , the acclaimed theatre company in *The House That Jack Built*, a quirky dance theatre work where three characters create a world made from straw.

StopGAP, the integrated dance company premiering their new show *Tracking*, with performer David Toole, well known for his work with CandoCo and DV8.

Former CandoCo dancer Marc Brew, recently included in Time Out’s London’s Rising Dance Talent also presents Nocturne, his latest work for his own company.

Dancing City, Sat 27 June, 1 – 5pm, Canary Wharf

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Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, 25 – 28 June.

http://www.festival.org/index.htm

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