Birmingham International Dance Festival – Victoria square

direction/choreography ARTHUR PITA

creative producer DAVID MASSINGHAM

assistant director & costume designer YANN SEABRA

musical director FRANK MOON

lighting design CHAHINE YAVROYAN

sound designer ANDY PINK

set designers Nicola Richardson & Marianne Taviner

costume supervisor Giulia Scrimieri

idfb producer Hannah Sharpe

production manager SIMON MACCOLL


Charged and vibrant, this folkloric celebration was a brand new commission for our 2010 Festival. Directed by Arthur Pita, contemporary dancers formed a brand new dance company collective alongside Russian, Spanish, Indian and African folk dance groups, all moved to the turbo-folk Gypsy and Balkan beats of Birmingham’s very own band The Destroyers. Spells were conjured up as wild rhythms drew pulsating movement from this international spectrum of exceptional dances. Horned figures in gleaming gold made their presence felt while rituals, fire and a relentless stampede of exotic dances and frenzied songs brought together this riotous 40-strong cast in a 30-minute outdoor extravaganza unlike any other.