Designing for movement with Alex Rigg

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Date: 2 March 2017

Location: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester, M2 5NS

Tutor: Mike Pattison

Price: Free

Alex Rigg has been making live events since 1982. As artistic director of South West Scotland-based performance theatre company Oceanallover, he specialises in outdoor performance work in both urban and rural settings. Visually arresting and philosophically stimulating, Rigg uses original and innovative costume design, gripping theatricality and evocative music to create emotional and memorable performance events.

Recent projects include Un-Looking, Not To Scale and Polleniser (pictured).

Intrigued by his beautiful costumes and performances? This is a one-of-a-kind chance to get an insight in to the weird and wonderful world of Alex Rigg.
The masterclass is designed for Manchester Day artists, placements, community group leaders and key participants, interested in using movement to animate their parade sections. This year's Manchester Day takes place on Sunday 18 June 2017.

The masterclass will be held at Friends Meeting House in the centre of Manchester. There is no parking at the venue.

The masterclass is free, book now to ensure you have a place. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.Please sign up below or contact us on if you have any queries. 


ELEVATE gives artists and community leaders the opportunity to gain inspiration and skills from internationally renowned musicians, designers and participatory artists.

The workshops are supported by Arts Council England and aim to support regional artists to create world-class art in the public realm. ELEVATE’s masterclass series is a partnership project between Manchester City Council and Walk the Plank's learning programme.

ELEVATE supports artists and community groups participating in Manchester Day. One of the largest community outdoor arts events in the North West, bringing colour, dance, music and spectacle to the streets of Manchester in a celebration of all things Mancunian. Now in its 8th year, the next Manchester Day will take place on the 18 June 2017.

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