Thursday, 2 July 2009


July is time again for the Manchester International Festival, a festival of art, music and performance that is unique in that everything on show is being performed for the first time in public. There's lost of great stuff to see. Especially interesting for you is It Felt Like a Kiss by Punchdrunk, Adam Curtis and Damon Albarn. According to the programme it "... tells the story of America’s rise to power in the golden age of pop, and the unforeseen consequences it had on the world and in our minds. Beginning in 1959, the show spotlights the dreams and desires that America inspired during the ’60s, when the world began to embrace the country and its culture as never before. But as this daring production unfolds across five floors, blending music with documentary and the disorientating whirl of a fairground ghost train, the audience is forced to face the dark forces that were veiled by the American dream – a dream that ultimately returns to haunt us all." Got to be worth a look!

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