MIF 2021 Must See: Dancing down Deansgate with 'Sea Change'

The mass dance will feature over 150 Greater Manchester residents...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 30 June 2021

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Manchester International Festival (MIF) is kicking things off this week by inviting 150 Greater Manchester residents to take part in SEA CHANGE, an extraordinary new dance event taking place on Deansgate on Thursday 1st July, the first day of the Festival.

Together with French choreographer Boris Charmatz and his team of professional dancers, each participant has learnt a series of dance movements to be performed on the spot. The audience will experience the performance by walking or even running past waves of dancers to animate the action into their very own living flipbook.

Boris Charmatz

Participants have attended eight rehearsal sessions before the world premiere of the performance this Thursday, helping to create a huge ‘human flipbook‘ that springs to life on the streets of Manchester.

Created especially for the Festival, Sea Change is a unique and captivating response to the pandemic – a celebration of togetherness in a post-lockdown world.

“Designed as both a large festive gathering and a work of art, Sea Change works on two levels: viewers will perceive a single organism, one single continuous movement made by the many, and each participant singularly embodying the piece.” – Boris Charmatz


Tickets for Sea Change are FREE and can be booked below…

Sea Change Tickets