Pop-up dance house opening at Leap 2017

A local multi-award winning organisation will launch its most bold and ambitious programme to date with a pop-up dance house in Liverpool.

Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) is set to mark its 25th year in operation by bringing the first of its kind feature to the city’s Leap festival this March.

Working in partnership with the Unity Theatre and Make Liverpool, the group has drawn on the theme of this year’s festival, seen and unseen camouflage.

As dance means so much to so many people, the festival examines dance as the invisible art form of the city, to shine a light on dance in Liverpool.

Each performance questions individual and collective identity, misconceptions and the untold stories in diversity.

A successful Kickstarter campaign raised over £5,000 to support the creation of a fully accessible performance space and festival hub with catering facilities, bar and exhibition spaces.

Karen Gallagher MBE, artistic director of MDI, said: “LEAP 2017 is a celebration of 25 years of dance in Liverpool and we are as passionate as ever about the ‘coming of age of dance’ in the city.

“We are seeing dance reach a wider audience then ever before., and LEAP as always will produce inspirational and challenging productions.

“We are excited to take over Make Liverpool, creating a pop-up dance house – a first for the city.”

Tickets for the festival are now on sale at the Unity Theatre box office. For more information please visit unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on.