In a joint initiative between Dance Manchester and MDI, STDMA client Willi Dorner has been working in North West England in 2014, mentoring artists in Manchester and creating a mass participation event in Liverpool.

We are the City creates a moving installation tapestry of Liverpool between Anfield and Stanley Park, a parade-style event which, in the words of Dorner, “gives those who provide daily services that we take for granted a face. I want them to receive attention and recognition. They are an important part of city life and deserve to be appreciated in what they contribute to a community. I see the parade as a political statement taking place in an area that needs the attention of a wider public. I invite all the residents to celebrate with us”

We are the City takes place on Sunday 13 July Find out more

We are the City is a collaborative commission between MDI, Foundation for Community Dance, Moving Dance Forward (Dance Manchester & MDI working together) and Big Dance 2014.