Birmingham 2022 Festival Presents


Directed by Sam Lockyer

with accompanying soundtracks by Ed Puddick

The creation of eight short films which bring together gymnasts and musicians from across the West Midlands to show how gymnastic movements can inspire jazz improvisation and composition. Each film represents one of the eight apparatus used in artistic gymnastics: floor, vault, high bar, parallel bars, uneven bars, rings, pommel horse and beam. Featured gymnasts include Olympian, World and Commonwealth Champion Joe Fraser plus former Commonwealth rhythmic gymnast Mimi-Isabella Cesar and a number of rising stars such as Winston Powell, Joshua Nathan and Korben Fellows.


20 July 2022, 6PM – The Electric Cinema, Birmingham hosted by Olympic legend Beth Tweddle with on stage Q & A

5 August 2022, 2.30PM – Victoria Square Festival Site with on stage Q & A

5 August 2022, 4.30PM – Smithfield Festival Site  | Closing Ceremony of Commonwealth Games – private viewing for members of the royal family and other dignitaries

The Films



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