Emotion and fragility are engulfed by regimental order in a world of synthetic organisms and mechanoids. Where does life begin and machinery intervene? Who is in control of who and wheredoes it all end?

Headlined by French dance music band, rinôçérôse, the pulsing engine propelling an incredible line up of 13 outstanding international performers, The Machine Show is an outdoor spectacular where you can expect the unexpected.After all.. we are made to move!

The Machine Show is directed by IDFB's very own co-artistic director David Massingham with assistant director Rosie Kay, DanceXchange Associate Artist.


Director: David Massingham
Assistant Director and Choreographer: Rosie Kay of Rosie Kay Dance Company, Associate Artist of DanceXchange
Creative Associate and set designer: Doug Nicholson of External Combustion
Costume Designer: Debbie Williams
Creative Producer: Hannah Sharpe
Technical Director: James McKenzie
Professional Dancers: Adam Rutherford, Chiara Corbetta, Chris Radford, Daniella May Selwood, Emily Thompson-Smith, João Maio, Michael Kelland, Onyemachi Ejimofor, Shanelle Clemenson
Photo Credit: Dani Bower Photography
Body Artist: Charlotte Mahdoodi
Circus Artist: Laura Moy
Camera Operator: Karl Poyzer

Rinôçérôse is a French group founded in 1997 by Jean-Philippe Freu and Patrice Carrie, originating in Montpellier, they are business psychologists who mix rock and electro music.

See below for examples of Rinôçérôse's work:

Clip - Rinocerose - Music kills me from Jerome PY - Director on Vimeo.

Salah Benlemqawanssa, also known as Spider Salah, is an award-winning competitive hip-hop dancer who won the inaugural season of France has Incredible Talent. He is best known for his personal dance style P.A.B.E. which stands for Popping, Animation, Boogaloo and Effects.

See below for examples of Salah's work:

Music Is The Key ( Spider Salah / Experimental ) from Igor Krasik on Vimeo.

Aakash Odedra was born in Birmingham and trained in the classical Indian dance styles of Kathak (Nilima Devi, Leicester and Asha Joglekar, India) and Bharat Natyam (Chitraleka Bolar, Birmingham and Chhaya Kantaveh, India). Aakash has received numerous awards and bursaries, a Danza&Danza award (Italy), a Dora performance award (Canada), Audience Award Dance Week 2013 (Croatia) and a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship. In May 2014 Aakash Odedra Company presented Murmur (with Lewis Major and Ars Electronica Futurelab) and Inked (by Damien Jalet) at International Dance Festival Birmingham.
Aakash is Associate Artist of DanceXchange.

Aakash Odedra - Murmur/Inked at Bora Bora 19-21 May 2015 from Bora Bora on Vimeo.

Contains loud noise levels

Country of Origin: France/UK


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