Victoria Square, Birmingham city centre
Wednesday 16 May - Saturday 19 May, 9.30pm-10.30pm
Wings Of Desire
Starring: Goldie // 2Faced Dance Company // CIRCA // seeper
A love story bridging heaven and earth will unfold before your eyes in this outdoor spectacle, featuring the most amazing transformation of a Birmingham building ever seen.
Angels gather on rooftops as the whole of Victoria Square comes alive with jaw-dropping circus acrobatics and exhilarating dance.
Music resounds and surprises come from all corners as the intensity builds to the ultimate finale moment – a sequence of glorious technicolour projections, bathing the beautifully-restored Town Hall in magical moving imagery.
Australia’s world famous Circa meets Britain’s urban hot ticket 2Faced Dance Company in this dramatic and awe-inspiring production, starring internationally-renowned film and TV star Goldie and featuring interactive performance experts seeper.
No need for tickets – just turn up and be amazed!
Running Time: 50 minutes
Screenplay by Wim Wenders, Peter Handke and Richard Reitinger
From Wim Wenders’ Film WINGS OF DESIRE
Adaptation by Alan Lyddiard
Collaboration by Tamsin Fitzgerald, Yaron Lifschitz, Alan Lyddiard, David Massingham and seeper
In partnership with Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham
The architectural projections will be created by seeper. The video below shows their creation, filmed during the final Wings of Desire rehearsal.
Credits & Thanks
Damiel // Russell Layton
Damiel stunt double // Graeme Clint
Cassiel // Clive Llewellyn
Marion // Emma McGovern from Circa performing Corde Lisse
Angels // Bhawna Bhawsar, Jill Dowse, Rosie Kay, Dave McKenna, Michael Spenceley
Director // Yaron Lifschitz
Adaptation, Dramaturgy & Direction // Alan Lyddiard
Assistant Director // Ben Knapton
Creative Director // David Massingham
Architectural Mapping // seeper
Producer // Hannah Sharpe
Choreography // Tamsin Fitzgerald
Creation of Community Choreography // Dave McKenna
Composer // Duncan Grimley
Film Designer // Louis Price
Costume Designer // Yann Seabra
Lighting Designer // Chahine Yavroyan
Technical Director // Simon MacColl
Thanks also to the people and organisations of Birmingham that have contributed their stories, including: Annice Boparai, Hina Chavda, Sipho Eric Dube, Kate Gordon, Brian Homer, Bunny Johnson, Simran Kular, Aiden Malone, Carol Pearce, Polarbear, Amanda Ricketts, Ravneet Sehra, Syd Wall, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Ormiston Academy, Homer Creative.
Thanks also to those participants taking part in the performances.
Thanks to: Birmingham City Centre Partnership, Birmingham Library & Archive, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Council House Birmingham, One Victoria Square, Town Hall Birmingham, Waterloo House (Birmingham) Ltd.
With thanks to QED Productions for the supply of projection equipment.
Wings of Desire is an outdoor performance. In the case of wet weather, some elements of the production may not be performed.
International Dance Festival Birmingham’s right to present this stage work based on Wim Wenders’ film, WINGS OF DESIRE, and Wim Wenders’, Peter Handke’s, and Richard Reitinger’s screenplay of the same title is licensed by Rosica Colin Limited, London in conjunction with Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt, Germany.
This event is free of charge – no need to book, just turn up and enjoy!
Victoria Square, Birmingham city centre
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