Slava’s Snowshow in photos! One week to go!

It’s only one week until Slava’s Snowshow returns to Royal Festival Hall by popular demand. Here’s a sneak peek of the snowstorm set to take over Southbank Centre this Christmas!

 

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Catch Slava’s Snowshow at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London,  from 17 December – 7 January 2012. Get tickets here. 

Slava’s Snowshow returns to Royal Festival Hall this Christmas. Watch the trailer here!

Due to popular demand, Slava’s Snowshow returns to Royal Festival Hall this Christmas. Experience a joyous, dream-like world which will touch both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breathtaking blizzard leaving you knee-deep in snow!


Catch Slava’s Snowshow at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall from 17 December – 7 January. Get tickets here. 

Unlimited Festival starts tomorrow! Watch the trailer here!

Cutting edge, brand new, large-scale: Deaf and disabled-led art has never been so good. LOCOG and Southbank Centre present 29 brand new commissions from Deaf and disabled artists to coincide with the Paralympics.

 

 

Catch Unlimited at Southbank Centre from 30 August – 9 September. Get more information on Assisted Performances, Access and tickets here. 

Donka – the reviews are in!

‘Daniele Finzi Pasca’s name alone means you’re in for something special. After all, his previous shows include the gorgeous sky trilogy of Nomade, Rain and Nebbia for Cirque Eloize, and Corteo for Cirque du Soleil. He has described his ability to come up with one masterpiece after another as similar to having children. It just happens.

Now Finzi Pasca’s gaze falls on Chekhov and, after studying his diaries and works, he has created the playful Donka. Apparently Chekhov loved circus – who doesn’t these days? – and magical visual trickery and circus acts of startling brilliance are threaded with elements of his writing and interests. It helps if you know the stories but everyone will recognise the three sisters (here bickering on static trapeze), his work as a doctor and his love of fishing, alongside references to suicide and death.

Evocative music from Maria Bonzanigo, Giovanna Buzzi’s glorious period costumes, Roberto Vitalini’s filmic video projections and Finzi Pasca’s own graphic lighting help conjure a dream world where anything might happen.
Many of the extraordinary international circus artists, dancers and musicians are as supple as contortionists and all of them sing. The silhouette/shadow-play sequences and trompe l’oeil acrobatics are exceptional and you won’t see more beautiful work on Cyr wheel than that of David Menes, whose acro-balance number with Karen Bernal is unique and whose juggling skills also impress. Revealing all the surprises would spoil things but it is worth crawling through fire for the exquisite first act finale.

Strange and surreal, funny and fun, Donka is simply dazzling.’

(Liz Arratoon, The Stage)

‘This is the stuff of delirious dreams, in which strange images bleed into each other… the level of skill is remarkable.’ (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

Catch the final few performances of Donka at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall – must end 8 June. More info and book tickets here. 

Donka in photos!

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Catch Donka at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall from 2 – 8 June 2012. More info and get tickets here.

Press night photos of Cantina! The reviews are in!

‘Cantina is clearly the hottest ticket in town.’ ★★★★ (London Evening Standard

 ‘Cantina is the most divinely decadent and disconcerting entertainment in town.’ ★★★★ (Daily Telegraph)

 ‘Superb… Carnival with a dash of David Lynch.’ ★★★★ (Time Out)

 ‘It’s a night of jaw-dropping highlights… you couldn’t tear your eyes away.’ ★★★★ (Metro

‘Atmospherically perfect. Takes you by the throat and doesn’t let go.’ (The Stage

 ‘If Tim Burton had created a circus, it might look a bit like this.’ (Official London Theatre)

 

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Catch Cantina at Priceless London Wonderground at Southbank Centre until 30 September. Get tickets here. 


Tumble Circus are in town!

In June, Priceless London Wonderground welcomes Tumble Circus to the spiegeltent! Ireland’s award-winning, dynamic acrobatic duo peel back the canvas to reveal the human side of circus. No fanfare or sequins, just the extraordinary skill and passion of two carnies on a lifelong adventure. Featuring flying hula hoops, slapstick acrobatics, stunning aerial rope and daring double trapeze, this autobiographical circus comedy has wowed audiences of all ages, the world over.

‘Turning the circus tradition upside down’  (Irish Times)

‘Funny and flexible with great comic timing,…very impressive’ (Advertiser)

 

Kenneth Fall – one half of the Tumble Circus duo – talks about the creation of their award-winning show:

‘This is what we do for a living’ was made in January 2010. We uprooted ourselves form wintery east Belfast to sunny Melbourne Australia and hunted down long time collaborator Trent Birdmann. We divied our creation time between 2 circus warehouses in Brunswick. The show had been initially called ‘Nouvelle Carny Part Two’, and was to be a sort of best of Tumble Circus. But this vague thene became too ambiquous and boring and after a night out and eating, drinking and seeing the brilliant Daniel Kitson we wondered if there was something more poetic that we could create using our circus skills and comedy.

The show opened at the Adelaide Fringe festival in 2010. We further developed the show in 2011 and returned to Adelaide in 2012 and won ‘Best physical theater and circus show.’

Catch Tumble Circus at Priceless London Wonderground at Southbank Centre from 9 – 17 June 2012. Get tickets here.