Competition: WIN two tickets to The Storming at Cornerhouse

Polly Checkland Harding

After 30 years, Cornerhouse is closing – but not without a spectacular celebration. We’re giving away tickets to the sold out final party.

It’s an epic-sounding send-off if ever there was one: on 4 April, the Cornerhouse will close its doors for the final time, but not before The Storming, a performance-cum-artsy-party that sees dancers, DJs, musicians and the public (yes, us!) take over the building. Transforming from art installation to dance party, The Storming takes inspiration from a famous Russian crowd performance, in which over 2,500 participants – including workers, soldiers, actors and the entire cast of the former Imperial Ballet – stormed the Winter Palace, watched over by over 100,000 spectators.

The first part of Cornerhouse’s version is choreographed by Humberto Vélez, the Panamanian artist who divides his time between Manchester and his birthplace: in it, a crowd of club dancers will charge the triangle-shaped building, performing devised routines for an audience who, initially, will watch from outside. Their actions reflect the semi-absurdist choreography of Jacques Tati’s cinematic masterpiece, Playtime, also the inspiration for the Cornerhouse’s final exhibition. Art installation then turns to carousal as night falls.

Also overseen by Vélez, the after party will feature DJs from Manchester’s clubbing scene past and present, alongside live literature, music and further performances. Tickets sold out soon after going on sale. Lucky, then, that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one Creative Tourist reader to attend The Storming at Cornerhouse on Saturday 4 April from 4pm onwards. To enter, all you have to do is enter your details into the form below. The competition closes at 10am on Tuesday 27 January – good luck!


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist or Cornerhouse or associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing date: Tuesday 27 January. The winner must collect their tickets/supply an address so that they can be posted, by the time the Cornerhouse Box office closes on Sunday 29 March. Tickets left uncollected after that date will go back on general sale.

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