MDI Merseyside Dance Initiative
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MDI & Physical Fest Bursary Award

Physical fest & MDI award a bursary to an artist or company based in the northwest of England to create new physical work.

The piece can be any style and include text, but must have an emphasis and strong use of movement. A 15 minute extract will then be shown during the festival at the Fest Live showcase. The chosen company will get a £500 grant, 5 days of rehearsal space and mentoring from MDI and Tmesis Theatre.
Physical Fest is an annual festival of workshops, events and performances, which attracts artists and participants from all over the world. This year it will take place between 20th-28th May 2016 More details…

The 2016 bursary has been awarded to Joanne Tremarco.


Midwives bring us into this world but who will help us find our way out?

“Death Wife” draws on Tremarco's experience of trying to do just that for her mother. It's a journey down the River Styx with a philosopher, a fool and a heartbroken little girl.