Last year's smash-hit circus show returns to London. This is the final chance to see A Simple Space in which eight young acrobats compete for your laughter, gasps and applause with non-stop, mind-boggling feats of breath-taking acrobatics. Get up close and personal with one of Australia's hottest circus ensembles, Gravity & Other Myths, as they push themselves to their limits and beyond in a captivating show of physicality, skill and daring.
A Simple Space is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.
Instead of fine-tuning the performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, the cast have deliberately gone the opposite way. The audience sits close to the stripped back stage. In that space, without reserve, the performers break down their usual guards and introduce the reality of failure and weakness. With nowhere left to hide, personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.
A Simple Place is part of Udderbelly Festival which runs from 9th April – 19th July 2015. Now in its 7th year, Udderbelly’s iconic upside-down purple cow brings a splash of colour and a bellyful of comedy, circus and family shows to the South Bank. With incredible entertainment, organic street food and a full bar menu, Udderbelly’s pasture is the perfect place for the whole family to laze and graze this summer.
Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, Directors of Underbelly, say ‘we can scarcely believe that this will be Udderbelly’s 7th year at Southbank Centre and our 4th year with London Wonderground. We created these festivals with the very clear ambition of wanting to give Londoners an affordable and eclectic mix of fabulous live entertainment but within a true festival environment in the very heart of London. We’re very excited about this year’s festivals and can’t wait to get the Cow’s legs up in the air and the mirrors polished on that Spiegeltent again.’
Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, off Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX .
Tuesday 21st April – Sunday 24th May Tuesday to Friday, 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday, 6pm Saturday matinees, 2.30pm
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