Anthony Mills Tony 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.”

Merchant City Festival is delivered by Glasgow Life.


See short film Tony made during this residency here - WATCH

See recording of sharing from this residency on 13 Nov 2020 here - WATCH