The Return

London International Mime Festival

27 - 31 January 2016 / 19:45, 14:30

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The awe-inspiring power, riveting virtuosity and creative heart of Circa’s acrobatics. The sublime soul of Monteverdi’s operatic music. From the Australian company that has transformed contemporary circus comes another genre-defying show, celebrating the expressive possibilities of the human body pushed to extremes.

This new work for the Barbican signals the return of a star ensemble whose past two productions – the sell-out How Like An Angel followed by the remarkable Opus –have enthralled London audiences. Akin to a physical poem, the staging sees six highly skilled artists precariously lift, hold, levitate and fall, their movements driven by the twin forces of desire and absence.

1 hour 5 mins/no interval

Age guidance 12+

28 Jan
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

This event is part of:
London International Mime Festival 2016
Theatre & Dance


Presented by the Barbican in partnership with London International Mime Festival

With the support of the Australian High Commission in London

Co-commissioned by the Barbican, Brisbane Festival, Les Nuits de Fourvière/Département du Rhône, CACCV Espace Jean Legendre-Compiègne, Düsseldorf Festival and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, and first presented at Brisbane Festival

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

Circa received funds from Creative Partnerships Australia and Danielle and Daniel Besen Foundation towards the creation of The Return


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