Houston Dance Collective & Bellatrix presents Like Mercury

25 Sep 2021

12:00 & 17:15

30 minutes

This is a free event

Like Mercury, a powerful new dance & music collaboration by Emma Houston & Bellatrix, examines dominant narratives of success.

Like mercury by Khali Ackford


Through the lens of queerness, a dynamic trio of movement artists from Houston Dance Collective & world champion beatboxer & musician Bellatrix share stories, dismantle internalised beliefs, & collectively re-imagine a present moment celebrating their identities & centring community. The work moves through stages of tenderness & vulnerability, to gripping & explosive moments of joy & visceral expression, connecting the audience to each individual’s journey in their flaws & brilliance, inviting them into their worlds that intersect, differ & uniquely collide.

Like Mercury is commissioned by DanceXchange and Punch Records for presentation at Birmingham International Dance Festival 2021 as part of Gallery37 North. Supported by Arts Council England & Trinity Community Arts.


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30 minutes
25 Sep 2021
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Handsworth Park

Welcome to Birmingham International Dance Festival at Handsworth Park on 25 September

Enjoy our programme of FREE Family-Friendly shows and workshops. Drop-in or come for the day - there is no need to book for most events.

To keep everyone Covid -19 safe we will be following safety measures. See here for details.

We will be encouraging customers to gather or sit in bubbles at 1m distancing

No alcohol or glass is allowed on site. Picnics / your own food is permitted.

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