Dance Manchester & The Whitworth comissioned, Kapow Dance to create ‘Grow’ for WARP Festival, Manchester’s gallery in the park. ‘Grow’ is a lively, energetic look at the ideas of nurture, environment and the power of nature to rejuvenate, take over spaces and grow through the cracks. Kapow Collective are students from The Manchester College, Edge Hill University and independent dancers from the Manchester area.

The piece was created during a week long on-site rehearsals at The Whitworth art gallery & in the Whitworth Park surroundings. The dancers then had one more day of rehearsals before their two performances; one indoors (gallery 4) & one outdoors in the park

Whitworth Youth Contemporaries described ‘Grow’ as:

Whitworth Young Contemporaries, a youth arts collective, masterminded this free festival of music, performance and workshops. They invited you to experience the gallery and the park in a completely different way with a series of events connecting to Anya’s work through the themes of folklore, trees and memory.

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