YOUR CHANCE TO BE UP ON THE BIG SCREEN WITH YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF
On Saturday 22 July the crowds in Exchange Square, Manchester will be
raising an eyebrow as their fellow citizens appear in close up on the
city’s Big Screen. Yes, the good people of Greater Manchester will be
Facedancing for the Urban Moves International Festival with Big Dance
What is a Facedance? It's dancing with your face, of course! Everyone
listens to music and dances in their head and Facedances are video
portraits of people from all and any walks of life listening and
dancing with their faces to their favourite pieces of music.
Your chance to join in. From 11am – 3pm on Saturday 22 July the film
unit will be open for Facedancing! Bring along a CD with a favourite
piece of music to the Facedance House in Cathedral Gardens (you’ll see
us in a shop window of The Triangle Shopping Centre, overlooking the
gardens), or check in at the information desk on Exchange Square. The
portraits will be edited to appear on the Big Screen.
The variety of people, performers and public, of different age, gender,
and background and their wide-ranging choice of music makes each
Facedance unique, surprising and unpredictable. Together they build a
rich portrait of a city.
Facedances celebrates the expressive power of the face and the everyday
uniqueness of us all, high brow, eyebrow and low brow included!
Screening times 9.30 – 10.15AM, 11.00AM – 12.00PM, 12.45 – 1.30PM,
5.15 – 6.15 PM
Filming times 11.00 AM – 3.00PM Please note:
Each participant needs to bring a CD with a piece of music of their own
Each Facedance should take around 5 minutes to film.
All participants will be required to sign a release form giving
permission for the recording of their Facedance to be broadcast by the
And look out for the other Facedance television monitors throughout the
The Facedance House is kindly sponsored by Habitat.
For further press information please contact Rachel Bartholomew at
or on 07768 614865.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Urban Moves International Dance Festival with Big Dance 2006.
Urban Moves, Manchester’s feast of new and surprising outdoor
performance is on the town again on Saturday 22 July. Inspiring,
unusual and above all exciting dance events will be up in the air, off
the wall in Exchange Square, and kicking heel in Cathedral Gardens.
Urban Moves is an official festival of worldwide Cities That Dance and
this year leads Manchester with an exhilarating programme for the UK
wide Big Dance.
Big Dance is a national celebration of dance presented by partners BBC,
Arts Council England and everybody who takes part! A huge range of fun
dance events are taking place throughout the country with celebrities,
dance experts, parents, kids and grand-parents dancing live in the
streets, in schools, arts centres, parks, museums, theatres and
Urban Moves is presented by Dance Initiative Greater Manchester in
association with Manchester International Arts. Urban Moves is a
bi-annual festival occurring only in 2006 as a partner of Big Dance.
The next full Urban Moves Festival takes place July 2007
Urban Moves 2006 is funded by ACE, MCC & Bury Metropolitan Borough
Dance Initiative Greater Manchester
DiGM is the dance agency for Greater Manchester, and a partner in
national dance agency Dance Northwest. DiGM runs creative projects
throughout the region, and provides grants, advice and information.
Projects include the Urban Moves Festival; a collaboration with the
Commonwealth Film Festival When Dance Meets Film; Danceworks, a
community dance showcase; Youth dance showcase; Older People Dancing,
dance provision for older people; Connect a professional artists
network; African People’s Dance Development; Dance Audience Development
with Arts About Manchester
Manchester International Arts
MIA are the organisers of the Garden of Delights, Streets Ahead and
major open air events and festivals in Manchester. As with all their
projects, they will be helping to present innovative and unique
international and British acts with the aim of creating an exciting and
energetic atmosphere in Manchester City Centre.
Manchester City Council
Urban Moves is part of Manchester City Council's annual events
There is a variety of events taking place throughout the city all year.
highlights include: the Enchanted Evenings; Futuresonic International
Festival; 2006 Starbucks Manchester Jazz Festival and 24:7 Theatre
Festival. For a complete list and updated information visit
or call Manchester
Visitor Information Centre on 0871 2228 223 for a full 2006 Events