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Thick & Tight: SHORT & SWEET

London International Mime Festival

Dance, drag, lip-syncing and satire feature in this thoroughly modern take on the variety show from an award-winning dance theatre company.

An incredible line-up of artists brings nine new performances to this jam-packed evening. A host of famous and infamous characters are brought to life by Corali Dance CompanyHarry AlexanderOxana PanchenkoAzara Meghie and Connor Scott, including Sid Vicious, Grace Jones and Twiggy. The show also previews a new piece inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, commissioned by the Noh Reimagined Festival.

Thick & Tight is a UK based dance theatre company created by Eleanor Perry and Daniel Hay-Gordon. Their work takes influence from a wide range of historical, political, literary and artistic subjects, with a focus on promoting queer culture and accessibility within dance.

Running time: 1 hour 45 mins, with interval

Age guidance: 14+ (some adult content)

Thu 27 Jan, 7.45pm
BSL-interpreted performance by Jacqui Beckford and post-show talk interpreted by Martin Fox-Roberts

Presented by the Barbican in association with LIMF

Short & Sweet is co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, Noh Reimagined Festival and Corali Dance Company

It is supported by Arts Council England, The Lowry, South-East Dance, Britten Pears Arts, Duckie, Barbican, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, Kings Place & Russell Maliphant

Image by Darren Evans

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‘A subversive delight‘
The Stage
‘An unlikely concoction of surrealist parody, lip-syncing, drag and some heavenly contemporary dance‘
The Guardian
‘No one makes work anything like this‘
Bach Track
‘Cultured magpies‘

The Pit