As The World Tipped / 21 - 22 June 2013

As The World Tipped

Presented by Wired Aerial Theatre
Fri 21 & Sat 22 June, 10pm, FREE
National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums, Greenwich, SE10 9NF

Opening the Festival, Wired Aerial Theatre, UK masters of bungee assisted aerial dance, directed by Australia’s Nigel Jamieson, create an exceptional piece of epic outdoor storytelling on a vast 12m square screen high in the sky.

As governments fail to come to grips with climate change the world slides, literally, towards catastrophe. Conceived as a real life disaster movie in the sky, this spectacular production delivers one breathtaking image after another.

Running for two consecutive nights in the heart of Royal Greenwich, where the Prime Meridian straddles the planet, this extraordinary show’s messages and staging will have particular power and resonance at GDIF.

Watch a taster video of the show featuring some exclusive insights into the production by Nigel Jamieson, Writer & Director of As The World Tipped and Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie, Artistic Director of Wired Aerial Theatre.

“This outdoor show is a lot more than mere spectacle. It does that rare thing - it makes you gulp with astonishment, but also think.” - The Stage

Supported by: Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals

Commissioned by: Tipping Point, Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Liverpool City Council, GDIF, Mintfest, Stockton International Riverside Festival and XTRAX

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As The World Tipped

21 - 22 June 2013
Time: Friday: 10pm (CAP & foh BSL); Saturday: 10pm

Presented by Wired Aerial Theatre

As governments fail to come to grips with climate change the world slides, literally, towards catastrophe.

An exceptional piece of epic outdoor storytelling.

Programme: As The World Tipped  

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Greenwich Fair / 21 - 23 June 2013

Greenwich Fair

Fri 21 – Sun 23 June, various times, FREE
Old Royal Naval College & Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

This packed weekend of outdoor theatre, circus, dance, installations and sideshows offers a European style festival experience and celebrates the 40th anniversary of Britain joining the European Union.

Companies from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden will join British artists in a feast of free outdoor arts. A programme of over 20 productions will include giant interactive puppet games from Itinerània, an evolving overhead web in Dutch site-specific theatre company Aardlek’s playful piece Growth, an imaginary menagerie in a caravan from Les Enfants Terribles and a fire-fuelled retelling of the Faust myth from Bad Taste Company. There will also be contemporary dance in giant steel cage from Motionhouse, Bollywood influenced juggling from Magmanus and compelling physical theatre in a rusted steel container from Res de Res & Artigues.

Don’t miss GDIF’s uproarious transformation of Royal Greenwich as you soak up the very best of British and international street arts.

Artists include: Compagnie d’Outre Rue, Nutkhut, Bad Taste Company, Compañía Itinerània, Max Calaf, Les Enfants Terribles, Motionhouse, Fatalia, Fet a Ma, Res de Res & Artigues, Molly Orange, Metta Theatre, Rag and Bone, Aardlek Theatre, Stefano di Renzo, Magmanus, Bicycle Ballet, Levantes, RashDash, Pins and Needles, Pin the Tale & Tangled Feet.



Supported by:
 The Royal Borough of Greenwich, The Royal Greenwich Festivals, Without Walls, Arts Council England, Old Royal Naval College, Embassy of the Netherlands, Flanders House

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The Great Greenwich Whale

20 - 23 June 2013
Time: 12pm - 8pm

Presented by Captain Boomer

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(remor)

21 - 23 June 2013
Time: Friday: 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 7.50pm & 8.10pm; Saturday: 1.35pm, 1.55pm, 2.15pm, 2.35pm, 7.30pm, 7.50pm, 8.10m & 8.30pm; Sunday: 1.50pm, 2.10pm, 2.30pm, 2.50pm, 4pm, 4.20pm, 4.40pm & 5pm

Presented by Res de Res & Artigues

Winner of a Total Theatre Award last year this intensely physical dance duet takes place in a rusted metal container.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Faust

21 - 22 June 2013
Time: Friday: 9pm & Saturday: 10pm

Presented by Bad Taste Company

Charleston, Lindy Hop and street dance fuse in this evocation of a 1920’s Prohibition Speakeasy complete with gangsters, bootleggers and fire effects.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Lemn Sissay: Writer in Residence

21 - 23 June 2013
Time: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June: 1pm-6pm; Saturday 22 June: 5.55pm (short performance) & Sunday 23 June: 6pm (short performance)

Presented by GDIF

Lemn will be soaking up the atmosphere of the Fair’s 21st century reinvention, capturing all the atmosphere, wonder and surprise of GDIF.

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Any Day

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.55pm, 7.15pm; Sunday: 1.10pm, 5.10pm

Presented by Max Calaf

This Catalan trampoline virtuoso combines gravity defying physical theatre and touching humour as he soars high into the sky.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Bone Yard Tales

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday 3.55pm & 6.40pm; Sunday: 2.15pm & 4.30pm

Presented by Rag and Bone

Moving platforms provide the settings for physical theatre, puppetry and live music in this tale of a world drowning in drunk – look out for the dinosaur!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Brain Collector

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1.30pm-7pm; Sunday: 12.30pm-6pm

Presented By Fatalia

Part mirror installation, part street theatre - step inside this intriguing cabinet of curiosities with its echoes of fairground sideshows and automata.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Canapé Community

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1pm, 4.30pm & 7pm; Sunday: 12pm, 3pm & 5.10pm

Presented by Levantes Dance Company

Popping up around Greenwich Fair, a Canapé Community of 12 delightful individuals playfully explores everyday life with a twist.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Captive

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1pm, 4.55pm & 8pm; Sunday: 3.30pm & 5.40pm

Presented by Motionhouse

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem The Panther, four dancers perform inside a large steel cage: a breathtaking, highly energetic & intoxicating show.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Cru

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 3.25pm & 6pm; Sunday: 2.10pm , 4.40pm

Presented by Fet a Mà

With their signature expressive physical performance style Fet a Mà presents a UK premiere exposing humanity’s inner fragility and vulnerability.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Everyday Hero

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1pm & 5.40pm; Sunday: 12.55pm & 3.45pm; Touch Tours: Sat 22 & Sun 23 June meet 45mins before the start of each show at the Festival Info Point, Cutty Sark Gardens next to Greenwich Foot Tunnel (duration: approx 25mins)

Presented by Bicycle Ballet

In this UK premiere visually impaired and sighted dancers explore the joyful highs and gritty lows of cycling by fusing dance, visual spectacle and music.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Growth

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 3.35pm, 7.30pm; Sunday: 12.45pm, 4.30pm

Presented by Aardlek

Witty and thought-provoking this Dutch company unpicks humanity’s relationship with nature creating a series of provocative and surprising images.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Little Wonder

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.25pm & 4.05pm; Sunday: 12pm & 2.50pm

Presented by Molly Orange

Acrobalance and physical theatre combine on a journey from the everyday into the wonderful, creating a world reminiscent of The Borrowers.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Magmanus Show

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.45pm & 8.50pm; Sunday: 1.40pm & 5.10pm

Presented by Magmanus Company

This award-winning Swedish show features impressive circus skills, non-stop humour and a very cheeky finale, guaranteed to leave you with a smile.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1.35pm & 6pm; Sunday: 12.35pm & 3.15pm

Presented by Les Enfants Terribles

Rolling into town with all the excitement & magic of a travelling circus, one of the UK’s most original & exciting theatre companies is back.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Monkey and Crocodile

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1pm & 4.30pm; Sunday: 12pm & 3.15pm

Presented by Metta Theatre Company

Experience an old Indian fable of friendship and betrayal magically come to life in this charming acrobatic show. Fun for all the family from 3yrs +

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On My Way

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 4.30pm, 6.30pm; Sunday: 12pm & 2.50pm

Presented by Stefano di Renzo

Featuring physical theatre and innovative circus, Italian master of object manipulation Stefano di Renzo tells a story of departure and arrival.

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Orbilys

22 June 2013
Time: 1.30pm & 4.05pm

Presented by Compagnie D'Outre-Rue

In a landscape dominated by CCTV Orbilys are curious beings, distinctively human, but see the world from a different angle - looking down on you!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Push

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.15pm, 5.10pm; Sunday: 2.25pm & 4.30pm

Presented by Tangled Feet

Clench your pelvic floors and join us for the ride as five pram-pushers weave paths between elation, despair, exhaustion and love.

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Scoop

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 3.25pm & 5.05pm; Sunday: 2.50pm, 5.45pm

Presented by Pins and Needles Productions

An ice-cream van provides the setting for gaudy and gorgeous humour with larger than life characters and songs full of love and seaside memories.

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Splash!

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1.10pm & 4.40pm; Sunday: 12.10pm & 3.55pm

Presented by Pin the Tale

From a puddle to the ocean, from a tap to the toilet, water is everywhere we go. Put on your wellies and grab your umbrella for this surprising, watery journey

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The Frenzy

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.05pm & 5.30pm; Sunday: 1.45pm & 4.15pm

Presented by RashDash

Enter a world of euphoria, raving and recklessness! Award-winners RashDash are back with their new show inspired by Euripides’ “The Bacchae”.

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The Unsung

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 12pm-6pm; Sunday: 11am-2pm (workshop) & 5pm-6pm (sharing)

Presented by Uninvited Guests. Produced by Fuel

Drop into the marquee and share memories of local unsung Greenwich heroes then see them celebrated in a finale procession.

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Titeretú

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1pm-7pm; Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Presented by Compañía Itinerània

Playfulness is at the heart of this interactive puppet installation which receives its UK premiere at GDIF2013. Test your balance, precision and coordination!

Programme: Greenwich Fair  

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Island Fair / 21 - 23 June 2013

Island Fair

Fri 21 – Sun 23 June, various times, FREE
Island Gardens, Tower Hamlets, E14

One of London’s most beautiful riverside parks hosts a weekend of street arts, dance, theatre and circus featuring new outdoor shows with unusual and inventive staging.

Highlights include Fragile, an other-worldly fusion of dance, tightwire and trampoline artistry on a roof garden from Tilted Productions, an astronomical fantasy using an ingenious pivoted structure from Pif-Paf and The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited a bold new theatre production exploring human rights, integrating aerial and sway pole choreography from Graeae.

The Island Fair has been created to coincide with the Greenwich Fair, so why not cross the river through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel to enjoy the best of both worlds?

Companies include: Graeae, Tilted Productions, Pif-Paf, Dizzy O'Dare, Fevered Sleep, Compagnie D'Outre Rue & Nutkhut


Supported by:
Tower Hamlets Council, Without Walls, Arts Council England, George Green School

Commissioned by: GDIF, Graeae, Awards for All, PASS – Circus Channel, ERDF

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The Limbless Knight - A Tale of Rights Reignited

21 - 23 June 2013
Time: Friday: 2pm & 7.45pm; Saturday 2.15pm & 6.40pm; Sunday 1pm & 4pm; Integrated AD & BSL on all shows.

Presented by Graeae in association with Strange Fruit

Inspired by Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring this immersive theatre experience invites you to play extras in a film where nothing is quite what it seems.

Programme: Island Fair  

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Fragile

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.55pm & 7.15pm; Sunday: 2pm & 5.10pm

Presented by Tilted Productions

An amazing rooftop garden provides the setting for tightwire artists, dancers, trampolinists and a clown caught between earth and sky.

Programme: Island Fair  

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Something to Hold

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1pm, 4pm & 5.25pm; Sunday: 12.25pm, 3.05pm & 4.40pm

Presented by Pif-Paf

Pif-Paf takes you on an acrobatic journey into a magical cosmos using newly invented aerial equipment.

Programme: Island Fair  

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The Wonderful World of Mr E

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1.30pm, 4.30pm & 5.50pm; Sunday: 12.25pm & 4pm

Presented by Dizzy O'Dare

Meet Mr E, a mysterious character who travels through the audience's imagination. Step into his curious world for strange and funny stories.

Programme: Island Fair  

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Little Universe

23 June 2013
Time: Sunday: 12pm, 1.35pm & 3.35pm

Presented by Fevered Sleep

From the biggest of galaxies to the smallest things in the world, this show for 3-5 year olds reveals the patterns and movements that set everything in motion.

Programme: Island Fair  

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Orbilys

23 June 2013
Time: 1.55pm & 4.50pm

Presented by Compagnie D'Outre-Rue

In a landscape dominated by CCTV Orbilys are curious, other-worldly creatures who see the world from a different angle - looking down on you!

Programme: Island Fair  

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Word on the Street / 22 - 23 June 2013

Word on the Street

Sat 22 – Sat 29 June, various times, FREE
Cutty Sark Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Island Gardens, Greenwich Park & Woolwich Town Centre

For the second year running GDIF hosts original new work from exciting, cutting edge British theatre artists.

Fresh and invigorating new approaches to outdoor arts include a startling journey through water requiring wellingtons and umbrellas from Pin the Tail; Scoop a production featuring an anarchic ice cream van from Pins and Needles; a quintet of exhausted pram pushers from Tangled Feet and Frenzy a street reimagining of Euripides’ The Bacchae from RashDash.

Artists include: RashDash, Pin the Tale, Pins and Needles, Tangled Feet, Uninvited Guests, Fevered Sleep and Inspector Sands

Supported by: Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Tower Hamlets Council, Without Walls, Arts Council England

Commissioned by: GDIF, Lyric Hammersmith, Watford Palace Theatre & Latitude

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Lemn Sissay: Writer in Residence

21 - 23 June 2013
Time: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June: 1pm-6pm; Saturday 22 June: 5.55pm (short performance) & Sunday 23 June: 6pm (short performance)

Presented by GDIF

Lemn will be soaking up the atmosphere of the Fair’s 21st century reinvention, capturing all the atmosphere, wonder and surprise of GDIF.

Read more »

Monkey and Crocodile

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1pm & 4.30pm; Sunday: 12pm & 3.15pm

Presented by Metta Theatre Company

Experience an old Indian fable of friendship and betrayal magically come to life in this charming acrobatic show. Fun for all the family from 3yrs +

Read more »

Push

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.15pm, 5.10pm; Sunday: 2.25pm & 4.30pm

Presented by Tangled Feet

Clench your pelvic floors and join us for the ride as five pram-pushers weave paths between elation, despair, exhaustion and love.

Read more »

Scoop

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 3.25pm & 5.05pm; Sunday: 2.50pm, 5.45pm

Presented by Pins and Needles Productions

An ice-cream van provides the setting for gaudy and gorgeous humour with larger than life characters and songs full of love and seaside memories.

Read more »

Splash!

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 1.10pm & 4.40pm; Sunday: 12.10pm & 3.55pm

Presented by Pin the Tale

From a puddle to the ocean, from a tap to the toilet, water is everywhere we go. Put on your wellies and grab your umbrella for this surprising, watery journey

Read more »

The Frenzy

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 2.05pm & 5.30pm; Sunday: 1.45pm & 4.15pm

Presented by RashDash

Enter a world of euphoria, raving and recklessness! Award-winners RashDash are back with their new show inspired by Euripides’ “The Bacchae”.

Read more »

The Unsung

22 - 23 June 2013
Time: Saturday: 12pm-6pm; Sunday: 11am-2pm (workshop) & 5pm-6pm (sharing)

Presented by Uninvited Guests. Produced by Fuel

Drop into the marquee and share memories of local unsung Greenwich heroes then see them celebrated in a finale procession.

Read more »

A High Street Odyssey

28 - 29 June 2013
Time: Friday: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm & 4pm; Saturday: 11am, 12pm & 1pm

Presented by Inspector Sands

Award winning Inspector Sands take us on a witty and surprising tour of Woolwich High Street to reveal the secret lives that lie just beneath its surface.

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Audible Forces / 21 - 23 June 2013

Audible Forces

Presented by Oxford Contemporary Music & Oxford Brookes University Sonic Art Research Unit
Fri 21 & Sat 22 June, 12pm-8pm, Sun 23 June 12pm-6pm, FREE
Greenwich Park, SE10

Capturing the power of the wind at the crest of Greenwich Park Hill, leading sound artists create an intricate landscape of musical installations powered by the wind. Intriguing kinetic, sonic sculptures produce other-worldly sounds as nature’s unseen force breathes life into them.

This captivating collection is inspired by Max Eastley’s explorations into Aeolian (wind driven) instruments. Six of the finest sound artists around today (Mark Anderson, Jony Easterby, Kathy Hinde, Dan Fox, Nathaniel Robin Mann and Mike Blow) join Max in conjuring up an evocative and timeless world.

Supported by: Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Without Walls, Arts Council England

Commissioned by: Brighton Festival & Without Walls

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Audible Forces

21 - 23 June 2013
Time: Friday & Saturday: 12pm-8pm; Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Presented by Oxford Contemporary Music & Oxford Brookes University Sonic Art Research Unit

OCM's and Saru's latest installation of intriguing kinetic, sonic sculptures produce other-worldly sounds as nature’s unseen force breathes life into them.

Programme: Audible Forces  

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Dancing City / 24 - 29 June 2013

Dancing City

24-28 June, 12pm & 1.30pm
29 June, 1 – 5pm, FREE
Canary Wharf, various sites, E14

Exhilarating, thought-provoking and fun, GDIF’s annual outdoor dance extravaganza is back – bigger, better and for longer.

From Monday to Friday why not indulge yourself in a daily lunchtime feast of bite-sized, alfresco dance delights from a cheeky choreographic interpretation of the perils of drinking and dancing, to close encounters with classical ballet?

Then dive in to our traditional Saturday programme which will take you on a journey across the parks, piazzas, open spaces and waterfronts of Canary Wharf. On the way you’ll encounter exquisite Sufi whirling dervish choreography, energising urban moves from France, contemporary dance from Candoco and a rare outdoor performance from English National Ballet.

For the first time ever Dancing City is also delighted to be hosting an inspirational back to back programme from The Big Dance featuring hundreds of talented young dancers and youth dance companies.

Artists include: Studio Eclipse, Cie Massala, English National Ballet, Candoco Dance Company, Joli Vyann, Motionhouse, Acrojou, i19, Ziya Azazi, Grounded

Browse the online version of our Dancing City leaflet here.

Supported by: Arts & Events Canary Wharf, Big Dance, Without Walls, Arts Council, Flanders House

Commissioned by: Without Walls

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Captive

24 June 2013
Time: 12pm & 1.30pm

Presented by Motionhouse

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem The Panther, four dancers perform inside a large steel cage: a breathtaking, highly energetic & intoxicating show.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Don't Drink and Dance

25 June 2013
Time: 12pm & 1.30pm

Presented by Joli Vyann

Set in a bar where boy meets girls, this fun and flirty performance fuses circus, dance and theatre in cheeky, charismatic style.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Street Jam

26 June 2013
Time: 12pm & 1.30pm

Presented by Grounded

This fusion of dance from the street features joyously acrobatic Lindy Hop, in your face Breakin' and the explosive beats of Rhythm Tap.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Lifted

27 June 2013
Time: 12pm, 12.45pm & 1.30pm

Presented by Acrojou

One of Britain’s most exciting dance and circus companies presents a stunningly inventive performance of acrobatics, contemporary movement and sharp design.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Pas de deux from Raymonda Act III

28 June 2013
Time: 12pm & 1.30pm

Presented by English National Ballet

In a rare outdoor performance English National Ballet present a pas de deux from the Russian ballet Raymonda.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Big Dance's Youth Dance Day

29 June 2013
Time: 1pm-5pm

Presented by Big Dance and Sadler's Wells

From breakdance to ballet, contemporary to kathak, this exhilarating non-stop dance marathon features the brightest young dance talent in London.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Dervish in Progress

29 June 2013
Time: 1.35pm & 3.15pm

Presented by Ziya Azazi

Enter a green oasis for this captivating performance of Sufi whirling dervish dance in which East and West come together in 21st century London.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Deviation

29 June 2013
Time: 1.55pm & 4.35pm

Presented by Compagnie Massala

Integrating thrilling elements of hip hop, contemporary and urban dance, this performance explores the car as a means of escape and entrapment.

Programme: Dancing City  

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H2H

29 June 2013
Time: 1.45pm & 2.50pm

Presented by Joli Vyann

H2H, simply short for Hand to Hand is Joli Vyann’s new, thought provoking show which effortlessly combines dance, circus and theatre.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Layers

29 June 2013
Time: 1pm & 3.45pm

Presented by i19

With Indie vocals & guitar, fluid movement & intense physicality, this production breaks new ground in fusing contemporary dance and circus.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Pas de deux from Raymonda Act III

29 June 2013
Time: 1.35pm & 3.20pm

Presented by English National Ballet

In a rare outdoor performance English National Ballet present a pas de deux from the Russian ballet Raymonda.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Street Jam

29 June 2013
Time: 1.20pm & 3.35pm

Presented by Grounded

From the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games to Dancing City - Grounded bring their highly infectious and energetic dance styles to Canary Wharf.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Studies for C. - A Sequel

29 June 2013
Time: 1.55pm & 4pm

Presented by Candoco Dance Company

This double bill explores worlds in which couples are trapped in longstanding relationships, characterised by struggle and power play.

Programme: Dancing City  

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Two Sink, Three Float

29 June 2013
Time: 2.10pm & 4.25pm

Presented by Studio Eclipse

Take your place around the Dock and experience a submarine world where illusion becomes reality and dancers appear to breathe underwater.

Programme: Dancing City  

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One Million / 28 - 29 June 2013

One Million

Presented by Tangled Feet
Fri 28 & Sat 29 June, 10pm, FREE
Royal Artillery Square, Woolwich, SE18

There are 1 million unemployed people under 25 in the UK, an untapped powerhouse of energy and imagination. This daring new show from Tangled Feet is the story of the ladder they have to climb to find that elusive job.

A fusion of aerial spectacle, a gig and a live music video, the action takes place around and above the audience. Musicians, performers and local young people interweave with the audience as ingenious moving structures are animated by aerialists, dancers, musicians and pyrotechnics to an original score by Nick Gill of Monroe Transfer and Guy Connelly of Clock Opera. One Million will provide the speactacular finale to GDIF2013.


“Tangled Feet are probably the most accessible and original physical theatre company working in the UK today… A must see.” The Stage

Supported by:
Arts Council England, The Coutts Charitable Trust, Mercers' Company, Foyle Foundation, GLL, CREATE.

PRS for Music Foundation.

Commissioned by: GDIF

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One Million

28 - 29 June 2013
Time: Friday 28 June, 10pm; Saturday 29 June: 10pm (CAP & foh BSL)

Presented by Tangled Feet

There are 1 million unemployed people under 25 in the UK, an untapped powerhouse of energy and imagination.

Watch them climb to find the elusive job!

Programme: One Million  

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A High Street Odyssey / 28 - 29 June 2013

A High Street Odyssey

The High Street is a familiar place, snaking through the town centre; a valley of bollards, benches and big brand names.

But what histories lie behind the concrete thoroughfare? Who was Mr Boot? And Mr Smith? Who is Claire? And when did she get so into accessories?

Award winning Inspector Sands take us on a witty and surprising tour of Woolwich High Street to reveal the secret lives that lie just beneath its surface.

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A High Street Odyssey

28 - 29 June 2013
Time: Friday: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm & 4pm; Saturday: 11am, 12pm & 1pm

Presented by Inspector Sands

Award winning Inspector Sands take us on a witty and surprising tour of Woolwich High Street to reveal the secret lives that lie just beneath its surface.

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Lemn Sissay: Writer in Residence / 21 - 23 June 2013

Lemn Sissay: Writer in Residence

This year GDIF will have a writer in residence for the first time. Author, poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay will take up residency at the Old Royal Naval College as part of this year’s Greenwich Fair (21 – 23 June).

Back in the 19th century Charles Dickens captured the energy of the Greenwich Fair in his Sketches by Boz. Lemn will be soaking up the atmosphere of the Fair’s 21st century reinvention, capturing all the atmosphere, wonder and surprise of London’s largest annual outpouring of free, outdoor arts.

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The Great Greenwich Whale

20 - 23 June 2013
Time: 12pm - 8pm

Presented by Captain Boomer

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Lemn Sissay: Writer in Residence

21 - 23 June 2013
Time: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June: 1pm-6pm; Saturday 22 June: 5.55pm (short performance) & Sunday 23 June: 6pm (short performance)

Presented by GDIF

Lemn will be soaking up the atmosphere of the Fair’s 21st century reinvention, capturing all the atmosphere, wonder and surprise of GDIF.

Read more »