Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival

4 - 21 July 2019

Manchester International Festival

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  1. Add Janelle Monáe to your Itinerary

    Janelle Monáe makes her MIF debut with an exclusive show on the opening night of MIF19.

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  2. Add Tree to your Itinerary

    Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah’s electrifying new blend of drama, music and dance follows one man’s journey into the heart and soul of contemporary South Africa – with the audience at the centre of the action.

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  3. We’ve invited two major artists, Laurie Anderson and Kemang Wa Lehulere, to join us in residence, presenting or creating new work that looks ahead to future Festivals and the opening of The Factory.

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  4. Add The Anvil to your Itinerary

    On 16 August 1819, more than 60,000 people flooded into St Peter’s Field from all over Manchester. They came in peace, united in their passion for the right to vote. But as the speeches began, armed troops on horseback charged into the crowd,…

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  5. Add Alphabus to your Itinerary

    Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray, the New York dancer-choreographer behind FlexN Manchester (MIF15), joins spoken-word powerhouse Young Identity and dancers from New York and Manchester for a thrilling, intense exploration of power and weakness, triumph and…

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  6. Add Parliament of Ghosts to your Itinerary

    This major installation reflects on the half-forgotten history of Ibrahim Mahama’s home country: Ghana, whose journey from British colony to independent nation was completed barely 60 years ago.

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  7. Utopolis Manchester is a visionary site-specific work that uses intricate tapestries of sound and voices to transform our view of the city. Gathering in dozens of small groups at multiple locations, we’ll head out to explore the people and places…

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  8. Add Leningrad to your Itinerary

    A rare opportunity to get close to the genesis of a major new artwork, and to experience a towering landmark in modern music: Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony.

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  9. Add Bells for Peace to your Itinerary

    Yoko Ono invites the people of Manchester to gather together in Cathedral Gardens and send a message of peace to the world. Join thousands of diverse voices and a people’s orchestra of bells from home and abroad as the city rings and sings out for…

  10. Add Abida Parveen to your Itinerary

    An exclusive collaboration between the world’s greatest spiritual singer and a legend of South Asian classical dance, together for one night only at MIF19.

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  11. Add School of Integration to your Itinerary

    Why is integration always the responsibility of the immigrant?
    Inverting the status quo, Tania Bruguera’s powerful, provocative and inspiring new work draws Manchester nearer to those who’ve made this city their home, inviting us to discover and…

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  12. Add Maggie the Cat to your Itinerary

    Troubled but tough, unloved but unbowed, Maggie the Cat is the captivating focus of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Now, acclaimed American choreographer Trajal Harrell places Maggie centre stage in his magnetic new dance work, a dazzling…

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  13. Add The Fountainhead to your Itinerary

    Ivo van Hove brings his Internationaal Theater Amsterdam ensemble to The Lowry to perform his most controversial work. The Fountainhead is a gripping adaptation of Ayn Rand’s uncompromising 20th-century classic, a major inspiration for libertarian…

  14. On 16 August 1819, more than 60,000 people flooded into St Peter’s Field from all over Manchester. They came in peace, united in their passion for the right to vote. But as the speeches began, armed troops on horseback charged into the crowd, killing…

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  15. Add Interdependence to your Itinerary

    Interdependence is our ideas programme, bringing together audiences, artists and guest speakers to talk about themes and questions inspired by MIF19.

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  16. The Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s is the unlikely inspiration for the first major UK project by one of the world’s most playful and provocative art collectives. Here at the invitation of Contact Young Curators, five emerging local artists…

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  17. Add Thank You Very Much to your Itinerary

    ‘There are impersonators or tribute artists of every colour, sex, size, culture, age… What am I missing?’ – Patty Carroll, Living the Life!: The World of Elvis Tribute Artists

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  18. Add Atmospheric Memory to your Itinerary

    At once a daring artwork and a sensory performance, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s breathtaking immersive installation scours the atmosphere for the voices of our past. Inspired by computing pioneer Charles Babbage’s 180-year-old proposal that the air is a…

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  19. Seven leading writers from seven countries tell us seven new stories – in seven different languages.

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  20. Add The Nico Project to your Itinerary

    From her 1967 debut with The Velvet Underground to her premature death just two decades later, Nico was one of pop culture’s most enigmatic figures. Now, Maxine Peake (performer) and Sarah Frankcom (director) are conjuring this visionary artist up…

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  21. Add Invisible Cities to your Itinerary

    Zenobia, a city of joy. Beersheba, a celestial city of gold. Isadora, a city of promise, seduction and desire. City by unseen city, the young explorer conjures from the ether a vast and spectacular empire – all for the benefit of its emperor, his…

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