THE City Steps Dance
Festival returned to sunny Liverpool over 12 June and 13 June 2014,
with performances popping up just about everywhere including
squares, plateaus and shop windows.
The event which was hosted by Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) and
supported by City Central BID and IFB 2014 Culture brought a diverse
mix of dance and movement to the sun kissed streets.
Needless to say, each presentation was met with much curiosity and
enthusiasm as shoppers, tourists and commuters gathered to watch and
at times even found themselves caught up in the action.
is not something you see every day. It provided great
entertainment and some refreshing respite amid the sweltering
There were even 2 Tea Ladies from Axial Dance who were
the cause of much fun as they pushed their cups and saucers around
the public reactions were priceless, with expressions ranging from
the perplexed to the highly amused.
'The Deep' dance company drew a sizeable crowd for its
piece inside the TK Maxx shop window and had people of all
ages beaming with delight.
There were many more offerings at numerous locations including
Williamson Square, Mann Island, the Pier Head, Church Street as well
as various shops and establishments.
Other contributions came from
Taciturn, Company Chameleon, Liverpool Improvisation Collective and
a floral spectacle by Italian duo Nicoletta Cabassi and Simona Lisi.
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,
For further information about the event or the companies taking part
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