As part of BIDF 2018, we have plenty of free events for you to attend and participate in. Check out what’s going on throughout June!

Support local talent at Birmingham Dances, 2 - 3 June. You’ll be entertained by a diverse programme, featuring a feast of local community talent. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to join in the fun as well as a chance to connect and dance with the likes of Moseley Folk and enjoy swing, Northern Soul and disco social dancing. Be entertained by a fun troop of hula hoop artists and learn to hula hoop artists and learn to hula yourself...and much more! Suitable for all ages.

Midlands Made, which runs 4 - 8 June, is an exciting programme of new commissions and existing works by professional artists based in the Midlands. Come and connect with the regions incredibly talented professional dance community and celebrate what the Midlands has to offer!

The Festival Square programme, 8 – 10 June, has family-friendly, free performances and experiences from international and UK artists. See the likes of Compagnie Didier Théron perform Air, where the dancers perform in inflatable latex suits which respond to the movements within them. On Friday 8 June, there will be a high octane hip-hop dance piece which explores the liberation of the mind through movement. In D-Construction by Compagnie Dyptik, the Dancers interact with metal scaffolding which simultaneously cages, protects and frees them.

Our Free outdoor programme continues at Midlands Art Centre from 16-17 June and offers you the chance to see Moon and Dedicated To…, as well as Modern Warrior by Rosie Kay Dance Company (Age 5+). Modern Warrior features two opposing groups that meet in an epic stand off, where King Fu meets Dance. Watch as the legend unfolds or join in and be part of the action. Modern Warrior will also be showing Sunday 3 June, as part of Birmingham Dances Weekend and 22-24 June as part of Festival on Tour.

Need a reprise from the busy Festival Square? Head indoors and immerse yourself in the world of film and art at Ikon, where a dance film with a trance like quality, Assange Dancing, features amateur footage of activist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dancing in utter solitude, in an almost deserted nightclub. As well as this a compilation of work produced by BCU Illustration students in response to live studio sessions with dx Associate Artists will be shown in Dance, Move, Draw.

If you want cheap and eco-friendly travel to the festival, why not leave the car at home and travel with West Midlands Railway, who offer an off peak day return for just £2.90. Book your tickets 

For more information on our programme, go to here