Manchester International Festival 2015
ATG Tickets are delighted to be ticketing for the 2015 Manchester International Festival
MIF is the world's first festival of original, new work and special events and takes place biennially, in Manchester, UK. The Festival launched in 2007 as an artist-led, commissioning Festival presenting new works from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture.
Manchester International Festival is bringing together the Royal Ballet's Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson and Mercury Prize-winning producer/composer Jamie xx to create a contemporary ballet inspired by the book Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Soloists from The Paris Opera Ballet and dancers from Wayne McGregor | Random Dance will form the company, who will perform in an environment created by Eliasson to a score composed by Jamie xx.
Supported by the PRS Foundation for Music and MIF Commissioning Circle.
Manchester International Festival has invited Justin Fletcher to create The Tale of Mr Tumble, a very special new show for children and their families in the glorious and intimate surroundings of Manchester’s Opera House.
This funny, moving and visually exciting show gives children the chance to see Mr Tumble live and up close as he tells his own improbable life story.
Mr Tumble will be joined by his friends and family including Grandpa Tumble, Justin and introducing Tootsie. Featuring songs new and old and a Makaton signing choir, there will be plenty of opportunities for audience participation in this high energy event.
The Age of Starlight
Audiences at MIF15 will experience The Age of Starlight: a world first show about the origin of the universe and everything within and without it. Professor Brian Cox will bring to life the unlikely events that have shaped our world from the big bang until the present moment, working with the cutting edge Cinematic Reality™ technology created by inventor Rony Abovitz and the team at Magic Leap.
Directed by Oscar-winner Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland, One Day in September), Age of Starlight will feature computer-generated imagery created by Tim Webber and the team at Framestore, responsible for the Oscar-winning effects for the film Gravity.
Magic Leap are developing a revolutionary new technology that introduces 3D computer-generated imagery directly in to audiences’ field of vision without the use of a screen. The Age of Starlight will be the first public opportunity anywhere to experience the magic of Cinematic Reality.
Tickets for The Age of Starlight will go on sale in the New Year.
Further shows to be announced.