Rainbow of colour comes to the city streets

This exciting and colourful French company, Cie Artonik, is busy touring the world before they arrive on the streets of Derby. We managed to grab a quiet moment with them to find out what we can expect at Derby Festé 2017.

“The Colour of Time is a street performance created in 2013 by Compagnie Artonik which takes inspiration from the traditional Indian festival, Holi.

“In an exuberant, rainbow eruption of colour, music and dance, we mix and gather together people from all walks of life, with a desire of tenderness, sharing and friendship, to fight against fear of the others.

“People of Derby are invited to participate in this joyful, large-scale dance-theatre parade through the streets of the city towards an amazing finale on Cathedral Green.

“It is the first time that the company has visited Derby Festé, so the experience is brand new! But we heard a lot of nice things about previous years, and we know the quality of shows previously invited.

“After London, Newbury, Great Yarmouth, Cardiff, Doncaster, Milton Keynes, Luton and Hounslow, Artonik returns in UK for the 9th time to present The Colour of Time. We are very glad to be part of Festé and look forward to meeting thousand fun-loving people to gather in the departure place. Dear Festé spectators, dear Derby inhabitants, come and join in!”