Imagineer builds Bridge to bring communities together

Published: 31 July 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

An outdoor experience produced by Coventry-based Imagineer Productions, Bridge is to host “pop-up events and happenings that bring people together in new and playful ways”.

A bridge will appear in the centre of Coventry, Grantham and Worcester and will be rooted in each community. Hundreds of local people will make their own bridges and share experiences of bridge-building. They will use a kit inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s design for a self-supporting bridge.

Imagineer’s chief executive Jane Hytch said, “Bridge takes its inspiration from many different sources, from engineers and artists to people who are bridging social, spiritual and political divides.

“At Imagineer we’re interested in producing new and extraordinary outdoor work through creative collaborations to transform spaces and most importantly for us to build human connections where you might least expect them.”

The highlight of Bridge will be a performance of theatre, dance and circus featuring local people’s stories, creating a montage of the “courage, compassion, imagination and humour needed to bridge a divide”.

Bridge is being created by artistic director Orit Azaz, choreographer Corey Baker, designer Dan Potra, writer Nick Walker, composer Peter Reynolds and circus director Paul Evans.

Bridge will be in the Market Place, Grantham from Thursday 12 until Saturday 14 September, Broadgate, Coventry from Thursday 26 until Saturday 28 September and Cathedral Plaza, Worcester in July 2020.

Further information can be found at the Imagine Bridge web site.