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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

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DanceXchange have revealed more details about their super secret dance festival taking place next year in Birmingham. Sadly it's not called 'Project Icarus' or 'The Prometheus Event', thereby losing some of its James Bond like cachet!

Instead they have settled for the more user friendly 'International Dance Festival Birmingham' (IDFB) and this will all take place from April 28th to May 24th in 2008.

Coming along for the ride will be Cloud Gate Dance Theatre from Taiwan, Akram Khan Company along with some dancers from China, Cas Public from Quebec, Robyn Orlin from South Africa, Havana Rakatan from Cuba and Rosie Kay from, erm ..................... Scotland!

BareBones will also be making an appearance with a new set of dancers and three new works from Garry Stewart, of Australian Dance Theatre fame, Sara Mitchelson and Rui Horta. The Kirov Ballet (come again? Ed!) will round off the big name companies appearing at the festival.

Apart from the usual festival stuff, involving live shows in theaters where you can all have a sit down in the warm and watch a nice show, there will be a lot more going on outside. Hofesh Schechter and 2Faced Dance (whose ridiculous name capitilsation will not be adhered to in TheLabā„¢) will be coming together to produce an outdoor performance event alongside an enormous youth performance in Birmingham's Town Hall venue.

If all that is not enough there will be opportunities for people to take part in various classes and events throughout the month, a BBoy competition and the whole festival will be sent on its way with a party in Birmingham's 'Mailbox', whimsically titled 'Salsa at Sunset'!

A full schedule of events, companies and venues will be finalised very soon and we will bring you more information as soon as it comes in. At the moment, along with everything else going on in dance, 2008 is shaping up to be rather hectic on the performance front.

IDFB kicks off on April 28th, 2008 and runs through May 24th, an Aston Martin and tuxedo will not be required!

[ DanceXchange ]

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