Please note that unfortunately the MDI performance listed below has been cancelled however the exhibition is still taking place, from 8 to 22 September.
Part of The Maiden Voyage exhibition and associated events, MDI’s 50 Moves Company, choreographed by Jennie Hale, will perform a new dance work in The Cunard Building.
The Maiden Voyage is a new site-specific installation and dance work that has developed out of a research-led project by contemporary visual artist Jenny Steele. The Maiden Voyage takes inspiration from to the spread of ‘Art Deco’ modernist architecture across the transatlantic from the United Kingdom to New York during the 1930s, both through the transportation of people and the design and promotional advertising of 1930s transatlantic ocean liners.
Art Deco design, borne of the devastation of WW1 was optimistic in style and promoted ideas of health and wellbeing. Steele has researched the architectural style, as well as the idealised, stylish imagery in vintage Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines from the 1930s to create her drawings and textile work for Georges Dock Plaza and inside the original iconic green tunnel tollbooth. The circular 6m appliqué textile creation will form part of the dance work, celebrating the optimism of transatlantic travel.
The Maiden Voyage exhibition will be on display, free, from 8 to 22 September 2019.
For more information please contact Jennie Hale – email: email@example.com / telephone: 0151 7088810