Exhibition

ToGather

30 Jun 2017 – 3 Sep 2017

Event times

Performance: Sun 9 July - 2-5pm
Exhibition: Fri 30 June – Sun 16 July
Daily 10am–5pm,
except Thur 10am–9pm

Cost of entry

Free

The Whitworth

Manchester
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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Featuring a major public performance and a wide-ranging exhibition, Susan Hefuna’s timely, poetic work addresses some of the most potent issues of our time: migration, movement and sensations of separation. Part of Manchester International Festival 2017.

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Susan Hefuna
An exhibition and performance
World premiere | Free


Featuring a major public performance and a wide-ranging exhibition, Susan Hefuna’s timely, poetic work addresses some of the most potent issues of our time: migration, movement and sensations of separation.
The focal point of ToGather will be a free public event to which everyone is invited. Local residents, originally from as far afield as Iran and Sierra Leone, will trace individual paths through Whitworth Park. Their movements will be echoed by dancers from Company Wayne McGregor, inspired by the emotions enjoyed and endured by migrants as they walk around their new hometowns. Recognising the social importance of food to migrant communities, there will be a wide range of food and drink available on the day.
The exhibition will take the form of a ‘mental map’, installed in several rooms at the Whitworth and parts of Whitworth Park. A series of palmwood structures, inspired by boxes seen on the streets of Hefuna’s native Cairo, will be joined by a rich selection of drawings, vitrines, personal objects and a new digital work,
all on themes of migration and separation, gathering and togetherness.
ToGather’s multiple parts will combine into a hugely moving whole, a work of great significance and power on this most urgent of subjects.

Part of Manchester International Festival 2017.

Exhibiting artists

Susan Hefuna

Company Wayne McGregor

Taking part

Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival

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