IDFB 2010 launched in five cities and towns across the West Midlands today, with Cossack dancing in Stoke-on-Trent, African/hip hop in Coventry, Indian dance in Hereford and Flamenco in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In Birmingham, the festival was opened with speeches by David Massingham (Co-Artistic Director of IDFB 2010) and Paul Kaynes (Creative Programmer for the Cultural Olympiad in the West Mids).
The obligatory bottle of bubbly was smashed against the side of the barge that will soon make its way up through Wolverhampton to Brewood. First we were treated to a performance of Canal Work Dances, the piece that has been developed especially for the Dancing on the Waterways project.
If you missed the free performance then there’s another chance to catch it at Brindleyplace, Tuesday lunchtime at 12.30pm.