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Dance Manchester’s ‘Urban Moves’ is a FREE international dance festival showcasing; incredible, unpredictable, outdoor dance performances. Since 2005, it has played host to the best artists from across Europe, performing a variety of styles, including; improvised capoeira, traditional Indian kathak, daring acrobatics, b-boying, contemporary dance & even BMX biking, along with a whole host of surprises!

Urban Moves International Dance Festival was first established by Dance Manchester & MIA, in 2005. This inaugural outdoor dance event laid the foundations for what would soon become a national trend… when professional contemporary dance performances break out of theatres & spill onto the streets. Watch the highlights video below to relive this inspiring day of dance!

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