Dancing in the streets

MDI, supported by City Central BID and IFB Culture, will be animating the streets, squares and shop fronts of Liverpool City Centre this June as their outdoor festival City Steps returns for an outing during this year’s International Festival of Business Culture programme: One City, One Summer.

The full programme for this year’s City Steps Dance Festival is now available to download from the MDI website www.mdi.org.uk/citysteps . Detailing all of the times and places of the fantastic performances which will be taking place over two days next week – Thursday 12th and Friday 13th June. Companies will be performing in spaces across the city including Church Street, Williamson Square and Mann Island as well as some surprise pop-up performances in some unexpected places.

Performances this year come from the fantastically twisted The Deep choreographed by Gary Clarke, taciturn’s take on all things feminine with their duet Femme, Company Chameleon’s Push and Nicoletta Cabassi & Simona Lisa will be bringing their quirky duet Floridia from Italy. There will also be the chance to see China Pearl’s wonderful traditional Chinese dance, and look out for the Tea Ladies Tilly and Trixie (Axial Dance) who will be promenading with their tea trolley!

Karen Gallagher, Artistic Director of MDI said:”City Steps is a chance to take world-class dance out into the city and bring Liverpool to life. It is an opportunity for us to engage people in the art form as well as a chance to show the international business community the best in UK Culture and what Liverpool has to offer. MDI is thrilled to be an official partner of IFB Culture: One City, One Summer.”

Tracey Crosbie, Events Manager at City Central BID, said: ”It’s always fantastic to work with the team at MDI helping us bring the city centre to life with colourful animations and high quality street performances.

”I cannot wait to see the surprise and the impact it has on the cities businesses, workers and visitors.

”Thank you on behalf of all the members within the BID for making Liverpool smile.”

MDI are encouraging people to follow them (@MDIStudio24) and City Central Bid (CityCentralBID) on Twitter and via the hashtags #CitySteps and #OneCityOneSummer over the course of the festival.