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Dancers ‘occupy’ theatre stages across GM in new film supporting underground world of freestyle dance

Forty dancers have joined forces during lockdown to create a new short film highlighting the underground world of freestyle dance.

UNTITLED FILM will be released on 7 December under group name, I.M.PACT.

The film celebrates collaboration and community and sees the dancers ‘occupy’ eight stages across the city, those being: The Lowry, Manchester Opera House, Contact, The Portico Library, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester Museum, HOME & Royal Exchange Theatre.

The dancers fill the empty spaces with life and make them their home. They hope UNTITLED FILM will highlight the need of the dancers and the theatres for their audiences to return.

This is the first time the 40 performers have come together for one project – and it showcases all different styles of dance, including: contemporary, jazz, tap, afro, B-Boy, krump and commercial.

UNTITLED FILM was produced by Grace Ng, Yandass Ndlovu & Sam Arbor.

It was supported by The Lowry’s Futures Fund, HOME, The Portico Library and Contact; with in-kind support from Opera House Manchester, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester Museum and Hello Mozart.