Manchester (Cornerhouse)

The Storming

The Storming was a two-part performance event devised by Humberto Vélez that closed Cornerhouse, Manchester’s art power-house since 1985, in truly spectacular style.
The performance was both a celebration, an artwork and political statement for opening the arts to a wider group of artists and audiences.
Manchester’s diverse social, cultural and artistic communities descended on the building and took over in a revolutionary fashion.
Later that evening music producer Greg Thorpe added to Vélez’s concept and created an ensemble of DJs, live musicians and performers for a Mancunian style fiesta that placed the audience as the final artwork.
Sarah Perks
Curator