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GDIF 2010: 24 June - 4 July
"A thrilling showcase of high-octane performing arts that use natural and architectural landmarks as their backdrop"
The Sunday Times
The 2010 Greenwich+Docklands International Festival provided a tour de force showcase of UK and international outdoor arts, basking this year in unprecedented Mediterranean sunshine and temperatures.
Audiences of over 63,000 people were swept up in the GDIF experience, as the Festival continued to explore the theme of the four elements focusing this year on “Earth”, over an extended 10 day duration.
From the opening night spectacle and fireworks of Gravity in which performers magically danced over the iconic Queen’s House; via Voala’s aerial extravaganza in the centre of Woolwich; taking in the exuberance of Bolero Remixed with 60 local dancers and a symphony orchestra at Canary Wharf, not forgetting 3rd Ring Out, where audiences were transported into the future - the Festival has traversed and transfigured locations across Greenwich and Tower Hamlets.
The Festival has continued to reflect the diversity of artists working outdoors, this year presenting The Garden by Graeae Theatre Company and Strange Fruit, as well as the premiere of a new street theatre production from leading UK bhangra producer Kuljit Bhamra, drawing on “Chutney”, the music of the Indo-Caribbean.
Next year’s Festival will take place 23 June – 3 July 2011
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