Expiry Date
Dance

Barbican

Expiry Date

19 Jan 2016 - 23 Jan 2016

£18.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
3 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

  • Synopsis
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Dominoes topple … an hourglass is overturned. Time is ever-present in this ephemeral retrospective of one man’s life, his scattered memories conveyed through acrobatics, movement, music and dance. 

Joseph sits alone at home, preparing for the final hour. Arms outstretched, he reaches into his past, reflecting on moments of a fast-escaping existence filled with struggle and love. Yet always the clock keeps ticking.

Assisted by her father, an inventor by trade, Swedish-born artist Anna Nilsson has devised a Heath Robinson-esque set, where a ball bearing spins around weird and wonderful machinery and pendulums wave. It provides a poignant backdrop for an abstract tale about time running out, characterised by four performers and their unpredictable mix of wordless acting, juggling, singing and an incredible hand-balancing act. 

Part of London International Mime Festival 2016

Ages 12+

Barbican [Off West End]

“The show's metaphor is in its framework and individual circus routines feel tacked on, not expressive or essential. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“[A] sand-timer is the centrepiece of a fantastic set... a profound beginning to a show that doesn’t fulfil its promise. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“An inventive and fascinating set upstages the story in this enjoyably quirky portrayal of an old man’s memories. ”

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