‘It was a real privilege to host ZigZag ZigZag in our school. The majority of our children come from significantly disadvantaged backgrounds. It is really important for their cultural development for them to be made aware of the opportunities that the arts can offer to them.’
TEACHER, CRAB LANE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Inne Goris left the standard theatre space behind and hosted the world premiere of her new work for 9-11 year olds, ZigZag ZigZag, at Crossacres Primary School, Wythenshawe. It then travelled to schools across all 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, meaning 590 children had the chance to experience this beautiful story about friendship and loss.
During the Festival, Manchester Town Hall gave families a chance to see this energetic performance, plus the UK premieres of Once Upon a Time and Long Grass. The return of Daydream, originally commissioned as part of MIF11’s Music Boxes, was a big hit in Festival Square.
Commissioned by MIF Creative, LOD|music theatre,
ZEVEN, Crying Out Loud, JUICE Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
Since MIF, Daydream has appeared in Edinburgh and ZigZag ZigZag in Newcastle. ZigZag ZigZag will also be performed in Norfolk in 2014.