It’s the year 2064, and the towns and cities of Britain have become independent kingdoms. Britain has flooded, and waters that once lapped the coast now surge down high streets.
Birmingham is now B-Town, ruled by Queen Roxy who declares that the city’s gates will be thrown open to receive those fleeing the water, as a last place of sanctuary. This is not a popular decision, and Queen Roxy has to battle her advisors and council to convince them to open the gates. Finally she succeeds, and hoards storm the city for safety. The next morning as the sun rises and the waters retreat, the people of B-Town discover they are the only survivors of the great flood...
Every edition of International Dance Festival Birmingham has featured a spectacular outdoor production, and in 2014 B-Town will transform the city’s Victoria Square into an urban arena for an international line-up of dancers set to blow your mind. Battling across multiple stages, fighting for your attention and beating through your soul, this immersive performance of skill, strength and power is an unmissable hip-hop intervention in the heart of the city.
Morning of Owl (World B-Boy Champions 2013) // Directed by Sez Lee
Plague // Brooke, Shawn, Marvel and Roxy; managed by Pro Dance
Dance Nuvo // Choreographed by Lucie Talbott
Please note: B-Town is an outdoor production and, as such, a live performance will take place weather permitting. In the case of bad weather a film version will be screened. Follow @idfb #btown for up-to-the-minute notifications.
This performance is family friendly and has been created with all ages in mind. We anticipate this production will attract high numbers of people – please take care when in large crowds. No alcohol or glass bottles allowed at this event.