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Humberto Velez

"When I came to Manchester from Panama, and coming from a Salsa background I was mesmerised by the dancing in Manchester's clubs – I thought it was incredible what was happening – the people here could really, really dance, in a different but fantastic way"

Humberto Vélez


24 Apr 2014 18:00 -
4 May 2014 16:00

Adults: FREE


Contemporary artists explore physical expression in sub cultures and dance phenomena  

Ten days of exhibition, events and participation at Victoria Baths open on Thursday 24th April, 6-9pm, continuing daily 2-6pm (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays) and on Saturday 26th April 2pm-6pm.

This exhibition's references will be international; how Manchester and the North connects to the world – exploring through visual and sensual experiences, and demonstrating the appropriation and influence of aspects of the Latin and African American, juxtaposed with local sub cultures.

As a moment in history, Northern Soul led to three decades of cultural achievement through dance in the North of England. Something sensual, vital, athletic and beautiful was expressed at a time of economic and industrial decline.

Installations, films and performance: Humberto Velez / Another Adele / Ivan Capote / Bethany Cassidy / Wayne Hemingway / Naomi Kendrick / Dominique Tessier / William Titley / Alison Kershaw

Admission to the opening night of Un-Rest and the exhibition itself is free. Un-Rest includes two ticketed events on 26th April (Drawn to the Beat) and 3rd May (Recorded Soul - the All-nighter). Tickets for these events available from Eventbrite - see link below.

Un-Rest culminates at our Open Day on Sunday 4th May - admission on the door (£3/£2.50)


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