An extraordinary array of leading UK and international street arts and spectacles will herald one of the first free access public events at The O2 in an afternoon programme of free entertainment. The O2‘s open public spaces, situated within the Entertainment Avenue, will be filled with fantastic creatures, music, dance, daring aerial performances, processions and circus. A showcase of outstanding companies who have been public favourites at past Greenwich+Docklands International Festivals, as well as startling new performers, will amaze and thrill in the soaring spaces of The O2.
These will include Plasticiens Volants with giant floating sea creatures inspired by underwater imagery towering over the heads of audiences; French company Aeroplume who create stunning spectacle with their helium filled zeppelin; a new heart stopping bungee dance commission from a young and exciting UK based company Wired Aerial Theatre, choreographed by Wendy Hesketh (formerly of De La Guarda); and Zia Azazi, virtuoso exponents of the ancient Sufi Whirling Dervish dance tradition, whose contemporary interpretation has captivated audiences at outdoor festivals across Europe.
Plus Osadia, The Dream Engine, Scarabeus, Sarruga, Strange Fruit, Factoria Mascara and many more!
Official Website: http://www.festival.org/gdif.html
Added by MykReeve on June 20, 2007