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Building bridges in Broadgate

Published Monday, 16 September 2019

Bridge, an ambitious outdoor experience produced by Coventry-based Imagineer Productions will appear in Broadgate on Thursday 26 September.

Imagineer Bridge

The experience is designed to showcase how people come together and bridge divides.

The impressive bridge will appear in the Broadgate with a gap where the keystone would be. For three days, the Bridge is host to pop-up events and happenings that bring people together in new and playful ways. This includes a free immersive audio experience which offers people an insight into the meaning of the divided bridge.

On the Friday and Saturday evenings the bridge becomes the setting for an extraordinary and memorable outdoor performance. Gravity-defying circus acrobatics, dance, comedy, theatre and live music, inspired by local people’s stories, create a thrilling and moving montage of the courage, compassion, imagination and humour needed to bridge a divide.

Jane Hytch, Chief Executive Imagineer said: “Bridge takes its inspiration from many different sources, from engineers and artists to people who are bridging social, spiritual and political divides. It is hugely exciting to see the project taking shape with such accomplished engineers, artists, performers and communities.

Chenine Bhathena, Creative Director at Coventry City of Culture Trust said: “Coventry is a city known for building connections across communities and bridging global divides. This project from Imagineer will be an opportunity for people across the city to come together, share their stories and experience a brilliant new work by this nationally renowned company. We are delighted to be supporting this project. Bridge will bring people together, demonstrate the innovation that exists in the city and throw a spotlight onto the great creativity of artists based in Coventry.”

Further information on Imagineer’s Bridge can be found at http://www.imaginebridge.co.uk

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