He Who Falls (Celui qui tombe)
Dance

Barbican

He Who Falls (Celui qui tombe)

03 Feb 2016 - 06 Feb 2016

£16.00 - £28.00

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3 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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Six performers appear to defy the laws of gravity, responding with strength and grace to maintain balance onboard a constantly shifting platform.

When an imposing, suspended, podium begins to spin, pivot, swing and elevate, the only way to withstand its forces is through agile movement. Faced by such instability, bodies lean, climb, hang and fall, coming together and then apart, in this perilous dance of survival.

A French artist equally dedicated to the circus arts and contemporary dance, Yoann Bourgeois has long been fascinated by ideas of weightlessness and the physics of suspension. For this ingenious show, he challenges performers from both disciplines to meet the physical demands of his intriguing staging, each scenario choreographed to rousing tracks from opera aria, Casta Diva to Frank Sinatra’s My Way.

Ages 8+

Part of London International Mime Festival 2016

Barbican [Off West End]

“Genius moments... Characters dealing with uncertainty, reacting to an outside world they can’t control... Enjoy the ride. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Playful... Technically impressive and genuinely risky... It constantly moves, but is never moving. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“If never a profound work, its thrills and gasp-out-loud moments are always expressive of its central idea. ”

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