Dance is often seen as an art form constrained to the stage. Dance on Film presents the genre of dance via a selection of films made by visual artists, choreographers and dance companies, redefining the idea of the moving image and constructing a new stage for dance.
From New York City Ballet’s New Beginnings – a moving film for two dancers shot at dawn at World Trade Centre 4 in New York in 2013; to a documentary that charts the lives of two principal ballet dancers who have been partners in life and dance for over 50 years.
We are also very proud to present the critically acclaimed All This Can Happen by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, a film made entirely from early archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema.
Gallery Opening Times:
Sunday – Friday, 11am-5pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Admission is FREE
Runs until Sun 7 September.
Sat 2 August
HONOUR, an extraordinary, one-off, FREE performance inspired by the First World War Centenary takes place on The Quays on Saturday 2 August at 10pm.
A cultural response to the tragedy of ‘the war to end all wars’, HONOUR features stunning digital projections by international artists, contemporary dance, innovative audio theatre and specially written music. Inspired by the wartime experiences of soldiers and civilians from Manchester and Salford, the event will transport the audience to the battlefield in a hail of fireworks, rousing poetry and stirring song.
The 40 minute performance begins at 10pm, with audiences advised to take their place from 9.45pm.
Sun 3 August
Direct from CITV, Sooty heads into town in a fabulous new show to delight the whole family.
Joining the nations favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty’s TV partner Richard Cadell – who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! But knowing Sooty, Richard will probably have his hands full!
Want to say hello to the cheeky yellow bear? There’s also a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show. Don’t miss this spectacular mix of magic, music and mess, that’s guaranteed to provide plenty of giggles for Sooty Fans old and new!