Six acrobats ascend, contort and tumble in an ethereal display of physical daring, accompanied by a live performance of sacred song. Sublime music soars as bodies are pushed to their limits amid the architectural grandeur of a historic London church.
Circaís exhilarating brand of contemporary circus meets the exquisite sound of I Fagiolini in a show designed to celebrate the atmosphere of St Bartholomew the Great. Navigate its spaces to follow awe-inspiring feats of strength and movement lifted by the harmonies of choral repertoire drawn from the 11th to 20th centuries.
How Like An Angel is the first collaboration between UK-based vocal ensemble I Fagiolini and Australian company Circa.
'Graceful mixture of ephemeral angels and earthly acrobatics' Daily Telegraph
Tue & Thu 9pm
Wed & Fri 8pm & 10pm
1 hour 10 mins/no interval
This is a promenade performance
Beyond Barbican: this performance takes place at St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS. Click here for map.
Directed by Yaron Lifschitz
Musical direction by Robert Hollingworth
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Part of Beyond Barbican
Produced by Norfolk & Norwich Festival in association with Circa and I Fagiolini
Commissioned by London 2012 Festival
Part of the City of London Festival