The fifth edition of IDFB took place over three weeks, from 1-22 May 2016.
IDFB is a signature festival for Birmingham and a highlight of the city’s cultural calendar – bringing people together, providing new experiences, attracting visitors, and contributing to the local economy.
IDFB 2016 featured:
- an impressive range of world-class dance performances from ballet to contemporary to physical theatre hip hop to flamenco and circus at Birmingham Hippodrome, The Patrick Centre, The Rep and The Crescent, as well as further afield at Warwick Arts Centre.
- Free outdoor performances – including the large-scale spectacular event, The Machine Show, in Centenary Square from 11-14 May, as part of Centenary Square LIVE NIGHTS, plus three dynamic performances popping up in various outdoor spaces throughout the festival, entertaining shoppers, attracting visitors, and creating a buzz on the city streets. Centenary Square LIVE NIGHTS will also include wraparound entertainment and food stalls.
- A dedicated festival hub – for the first time, in 2016, there will be a central meeting place and hive of activity housed in Birmingham’s iconic Municipal Bank building on Broad Street.
- Social dance events in a host of styles including: Bhangra, Bollywood, Swing, Lindy-Hop, Jazz, Jive and Flamenco – and lots of opportunities for people to take part.
- Dance industry events including The Bench Conference and Navadisha 2016
IDFB is funded by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council
For more details on IDFB 2016 and the other editions of the festival visit here