MDI Merseyside Dance Initiative
Inspiring people through dance

LightNight: Experiment

MDI return to the Anglican Cathedral with a celebratory dance programme inspired by Akram Khan’s choreography for the 2016 Big Dance Pledge and the theme of Experiment. Joins us for this FREE event!

Friday 13 May
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm FREE
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St James Mt, Liverpool , L1 7AZ, Merseyside

6.30 – 7.00pm

Dance performance works inspired by Akram Khan’s Big Dance Pledge. Khan has created a powerful and meditative dance which is beautiful to watch, accessible with wide appeal.  The piece explores the body and its place in the digital world we live in, the rituals and spirituality we may encounter and our connections to other human beings.  Through the evening we will see this dance reinvented in different ways by dancers of all ages and backgrounds inspired by its themes, making the ordinary beautiful. Groups will take the original choreography and transform it into a new dance work that represents their group style

7.00 – 7.30pm
Come and learn this inspirational movement in The Well of the Anglican Cathedral.  Experiment with us for half hour  - move, have some fun, learn and connect!

7.30 - 8.00pm
Dance artists take to the spaces of the Anglican Cathedral to experiment with The Art of Making Dance and consider the spiritual, political and digital influences that shape our lives.


This event is part of LightNight, Liverpool’s annual late-night arts festival. On Friday 13 May the doors of our world-class museums, galleries and heritage sites will stay unlocked into the night for an unforgettable evening of over 100 free events.

Visitors can follow their own culture crawl as artists take over the city with an energetic mix of street performances, immersive light projections, concerts, exhibitions, theatre, workshops, talks, walks and activities for all ages. It’s the perfect chance to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and experience the city’s cultural offer after-hours; it’s a Friday night out with a difference.

Order your festival guide online now or buy one from selected venues.