Crow / 18 June - 7 July 2012

Crow

Previews: 18-20 June, 8pm; 21 June: 7pm,
Matinees: Sat 30 June & Sat 7 July, 5pm (no perfs Sunday)

For the first time ever, GDIF will bring the spirit of the outdoors inside a building, with this world premiere from Handspring Puppet Company, whose work on the National Theatre production of War Horse has been seen throughout the world.

Breathing new theatrical life into Ted Hughes’ mythic Crow poems, Handspring combine their ingenious puppetry with choreography by Ben Duke in a dance theatre performance which promises to be one of London’s hottest tickets this summer.

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Crow

18 June - 7 July 2012
Time: Previews 18-20 June, 8pm; 21 June: 7pm; 22 June - 7 July, 8pm (no perfs Sunday); Matinees: Sat 30 June & Sat 7 July, 5pm; CAP: Fri 22 June, 8pm; BSL: Sat 23 & 30 June, 8pm; AD: Sat 7 July, 5pm

By Ted Hughes Presented by Handspring Puppet Company UK

For the first time ever, GDIF will bring the spirit of the outdoors inside a building, with this world premiere from Handspring Puppet Company

Programme: Crow  

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Prometheus Awakes / 22 June 2012

Prometheus Awakes

You will feel the earth move and the sky explode in this epic re-interpretation of the famous Greek myth. Created by Graeae, the boldly inventive disabled-led theatre company and Catalan masters of visual magnificence La Fura dels Baus, Prometheus Awakes is proudly presented in the year of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Prometheus Awakes

22 June 2012
Time: 10pm

Presented by Graeae and La Fura dels Baus

Feel the earth move and the sky explode in this epic re-interpretation of the famous Greek myth.

Programme: Prometheus Awakes  

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Motor Show / 23 - 27 June 2012

Motor Show

Take your seats as a forgotten urban landscape comes to life. Uncovering stories seeded on the edges of the city, this poetic dance theatre performance brings together choreographed cars, special effects and glimpses of stolen moments up close and on the horizon. Look on, as electrifying contemporary dance reveals the inner lives of young lovers and others drawn to the edge, whilst you listen to a soundscape on personal headsets.

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Motor Show

23 - 27 June 2012
Time: 9.45pm

Presented by Requardt and Rosenberg

Take your seats as a forgotten urban landscape comes to life and electrifying dance takes hold.

Programme: Motor Show  

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Greenwich Fair / 23 - 24 June 2012

Greenwich Fair

Hugely successful at last year’s Festival, the Greenwich Fair is back, with a two day outpouring of street arts taking over Greenwich Town Centre. The original nineteenth century Greenwich Fair was an uproarious feast of sideshows, dancing booths, travelling menageries and gruesome melodramas. Much loved by Dickens, it was eventually banned because it was too unruly, but last year GDIF boldly revived it as a showcase for the best of British and international outdoor arts.

So roll up and view a show in a giant pig, glimpse a flying grand piano, get lost in a Catalan labyrinth or have your tea leaves read!

Supported by:
Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greenwich Festivals, Without Walls, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Institut Ramon Lull, Catalan!Arts, Old Royal Naval College

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Brown Paper Packages

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 2.10pm & 4.35pm

Presented by Kazzum

Wonderfully interactive children‘s theatre performance invites young explorers on a playful and exploratory journey.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Carrousel des Moutons

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.45pm & 4.40pm

Presented by D’irque & Fien

A floating piano reaches into the Greenwich sky in these fabulous acrobatic performance.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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El Laberint

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm - 7pm

Presented by Itinerània

Get lost in this Catalan maze and then solve the puzzles to escape.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Falling Up

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 2.50pm & 5.45pm

Presented by Mimbre

UK’s leading all female street theatre company celebrates the beautiful reality of everybody and what we’re capable of through acrobatics, theatre and dance.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Greenwich Fair Voices

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm - 6pm

Presented by MSL Projects

Find out hidden stories from 19th century Greenwich and why Dickens was a frequenter at Greenwich Fair.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Identi-Tea

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.35pm, 2.50pm, 3.50pm, 5.15pm & 6.05pm; BSL: 6.05pm (Sun only)

Presented by Dans La Poche

Tea leaf reading fuses with magic to see into the future and the past!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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La Boite Noire

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.05pm, 2.45pm, 5.40pm; BSL: 1.05pm (Sun only)

Presented by Bootworks

Watch out for this cycling theatre show you can watch from 5 perspectives!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Little Wonder - cancelled!

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 3.35pm & 6.35pm

Presented by Molly Orange

A charming circus show with matchboxes and marbles that dwarf the tiny performers.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Magic Van

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.30pm - 3.15pm & 5.15pm - 7pm; BSL: 1.55pm - 2.20pm & 6.10pm - 6.30pm (Sun only)

Presented by Marco Neri & Luca Regina

This Italian camper van arrives into Greenwich with a magic show spilling out of its doors!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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The Allotment

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.10pm, 3pm & 5.45pm

Presented by Plunge Bloom

Come and look after the vegtable patch but watch out for thos veggies - they have eyes...

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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The Brooklyn Healer

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm - 3pm & 4pm - 6pm

Presented by Dans La Poche

Step inside a mobster's car for a tale of Brooklyns underworld.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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The Invasion

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.25pm & 3.40pm

Presented by Ljud

A pink invasion is spreading through Greenwich and it’s inviting everybody to join in!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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The Knowledge Emporium

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 3.30pm & 5.25pm; BSL: 3.30pm (Sun only)

Presented by Slung Low

Step inside this old-fashioned sweetshop in a converted 1960’s airstream caravan and swap knowledge for sweets!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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The Man Who Lost His Buttons

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm, 2.45pm & 6.20pm

Presented by Circ Pànic

Breathtaking physicality, beautiful music and comedy combine as a lone dancer stretches high into the air on a single pole.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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The Pig

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm - 3pm & 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Presented by Whalley Range All Stars

Roll up and see the Greenwich Fair’s 30 foot long pig!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Thingamabob

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm, 4.10pm & 6.25pm

Presented by Pangottic

A unique sideshow featuring gadgets with a mind of their own.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Spun Productions

24 June 2012
Time: 1pm & 4.15pm

Presented by StopGAP

A comedic look at the clamour for the celebrity lifestyle.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Word on the Street / 22 - 30 June 2012

Word on the Street

In a Festival first, this year GDIF is hosting some of most original, exciting and cutting edge artists working in UK theatre. Word on the Street will inject outdoor theatre with new writing on trains, explorations of Greenwich’s past, biting political song theatre, a poetic tale of urban living, a tea party and even a bouncy castle.

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Mean Between Times

22 - 30 June 2012
Time: June 22 - 24 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm. June 25 - 30 3pm and 7pm; BSL: 11am (Sun only)

Presented by 11:18 in collaboration with Bryony Lavery

Take the train from Charing Cross to Greenwich and let the stories unfold enroute.

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Anyone for Tea?

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.55pm & 6.15pm

Presented by Les Enfants Terribles

Join Alice in Wonderland's tea party with live music!

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Inflation

23 June 2012
Time: 3.05pm & 5.45pm

Presented by tangled feet

Politics, Economics and Bouncy Castles!

Programme: Word on the Street  

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KnightWatch: SouthS‘tory

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 7pm

By Inua Ellams Produced by Fuel

Awarding winning poetry and live music combine for a story of our city

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Olfactory

23 June 2012
Time: 2.10pm, 3.10pm, 4.40pm & 5.35pm

Presented by curious directive

A one on one experience to discover our relationships with scent.

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Set Fire to Everything!!!

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 4.25pm & 6.45pm

Presented by RashDash

Music and physical theatre from award winning female ensemble.

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Skryf

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm - 3pm & 4pm - 6pm

Presented by HH Producties

Come and watch the incredible sandwriter scrawl its text on the streets of Greenwich.

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Symphony

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1.30pm, 3.30pm & 5.20pm; BSL: 5.20pm (Sun only)

Presented by nabokov

Contemporary scripts from London's premiere new writing company

Programme: Word on the Street  

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This Place Means

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 2.25pm & 4.55pm; BSL: 4.55pm (Sun only)

Presented by High Hearted

An intimate promenade through Greenwich's secret history

Programme: Word on the Street  

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White Suit

23 - 24 June 2012
Time: 1pm & 3.55pm; BSL: 1pm & 3.55pm (Sun only)

Presented by Helen Chadwick Song Theatre

Combining close harmony singing with larger than life physical performance, White Suit tells the story of a landmine survivor.

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Rantbox

24 June 2012
Time: 2.55pm, 4.50pm & 5.45pm; BSL: 2.55pm & 4.50pm (Sun only)

Presented by tangled feet and Biding Time

Climate change: the British public speaks (and Barack Obama)

Programme: Word on the Street  

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Insectes / 23 June 2012

Insectes

In a street performance which might have been dreamt up by the visionary architect Gaudi, a parade of giant insects will take over Roman Road. Beautifully designed and operated by cycle power, watch out for a fantastical spider dwarfing cars, an energetic ant feasting on trees and a praying mantis staring into top floor windows! With wonderful music and special effects, these insects will advance with the Olympic Park in their sights!

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Insectes

23 June 2012
Time: 9.45pm

Presented by Sarruga

In a street performance which might have been dreamt up by the visionary architect Gaudi, a parade of giant insects will take over Roman Road.

Programme: Insectes  

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Dancing City / 30 June 2012

Dancing City

Exhilarating, surprising, thought-provoking and fun: outdoor dance is all of these things and more. There’s no better introduction to the joys of dancing on the street than GDIF’s ever popular Dancing City event, which this year welcomes leading UK and international companies and choreographers to E14. On your journey through the parks, piazzas and waterfronts, you might encounter runaway trolleys, a seaside picnic, eccentric beds or a fairytale forest. There’s also an opportunity to see large scale choreography with Tomorrow’s Men, an inspirational performance by local young men.

Supported by:
Arts & Events Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, Without Walls, Arts Council England, Big Dance, East London Dance, British Council, Olympic Lottery Distributor, ELBA

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Red Shoes

28 - 30 June 2012
Time: Thur 1pm & 5pm, Fri 1pm & 6.30pm, Sat 2.10pm & 4.35pm

Presented by Upswing

Gather round for the grim and glorious world of Hans Christian Anderson in this acrobatic re-telling of his twisted tale.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Expedition Paddock

30 June 2012
Time: 1.30pm & 3.25pm

Presented by Tango Sumo

Expect dancing beds, scrap metal music and mattress acrobatics in this humorous performance of bedtime antics.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

30 June 2012
Time: 1.30pm, 2.20pm, 3.20pm, 4.10pm

Presented by Arensky Chamber Orchestra and TM Voss

London’s newest chamber orchestra collaborate with leading German choreographer TM Voss to bring Piazzola up close and personal.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Push

30 June 2012
Time: 2.40pm & 4.05pm

Presented by Company Chameleon

Physically challenging yet sensitive, this duet dissects the way in which we relate to each other.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Seasaw

30 June 2012
Time: 1pm & 3.40pm

Presented by Tilted Productions

Starting with a seaside picnic and floating out with the tide, join us on this seafront promenade with a difference.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Tomorrow’s Men

30 June 2012
Time: 1pm & 3pm

Presented by Jeanefer Jean-Charles and East London Dance

An all male, high energy, athletic new performance that fuses street dance, hip-hop, contemporary dance and acrobatics.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Tribal Assembly

30 June 2012
Time: 3.40pm

Presented by Bad Taste Cru

Physical theatre and dynamic hip-hop dance fuse as this champion B-boy cru play out a story of four very different stereotypes.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Trolleys

30 June 2012
Time: 1.30pm & 3.05pm

Presented by C-12 Dance Theatre

Award winning at Brigton Festival this is a beautiful and surprising street ballet for supermarket trolleys.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Le Voyage des Aquarêves / 30 June 2012

Le Voyage des Aquarêves

Following hard on the heels of last year’s Les Girafes, one of GDIF’s most captivating productions returns to provide the finale to this year’s Festival. Setting sail through the streets of Woolwich a giant ship of dreams with its crew of stiltwalkers, musicians and aerialists will embark on an aquatic adventure. Get swept up in a truly spectacular experience as the ship finally docks in Beresford Square, unleashing an ocean of foam and special effects.

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Le Voyage des Aquarêves

30 June 2012
Time: 9.30pm

Presented by La Compagnie Malabar

Following hard on the heels of last year’s Les Girafes, one of GDIF’s most captivating productions returns to provide the finale to this year’s Festival.

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