Anthony MillsTony Mills - Merchant City Festival

The Work Room and the Merchant City Festival are collaborating again in 2020 to support two choreographers to explore making work for outdoors/ public spaces and to undertake a period of practical research towards a new piece of work.

Despite the cancellation of the standard outdoor presentation of Merchant City Festival 2020, there remains a commitment to collaborate with The Work Room in supporting artists’ practice through the research and development of an artistic project.

Therefore, after a selection process led by artists we are pleased to announce that we are able to support two research projects from Tony Mills (Room 2 Manoeuvre) and Jian Yi have been awarded this opportunity in 2020.

Tony Mills/ Room 2 Manoeuvre will be using this week in the studio to develop the movement of 'City Breakz'.

“City Breakz is a re-imagining of the classic throw down cypher ritual in hip hop culture, predominantly in b-boying, and aims to use this genre of dance to rediscover spaces and places as sources of inspiration.”

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