Circus at a crossroads

31st August 2001 at 01:00
Heather Neill finds out what's new in the Big Top

Roll up! Roll up! A most unusual circus experience awaits you if you make your way to the Dream Factory in Warwick between next Wednesday and September 15. Circ.Chicane promises to be "an epic adventure at a crossroads" performed by 26 young artists from the West Midlands. Alumni of gym clubs, dance and theatre schools have trained for a year in such exotic disciplines as "tissu" (intertwining yourself choreographically with other performers and lengths of cloth), aerial ropes, contortion, hand-to-hand balance and hoop-diving, which (it says here) "dates back to the Ming dynasty of the 13th century originally enabling the acrobat to rush through a narrow space in the style of a flying swallow". All this is organised by Playbox Theatre, known for its work with young people, and directed by the international circus expert and choreographer, Deborah Pope. Tickets: 01926 419555. Info: www.playboxtheatre.com There is more death-defying movement at the Purcell Room on London's South Bank on September 11 and 12. In Motionhouse Dance Theatre's Fearless, dancers dive on to an inflatable floor, shimmy on Escher-inspired steps and hurl themselves across platforms in a frantic world where figures appear and disappear. Tickets: 020 7960 4242; www.rfh.org.uk If you have taken a school group to the Globe's controversial Macbeth, or are planning to, you may like to question the director (master of play in Globe parlance), Tim Carroll on September 5 at 6pm. Macbeth (Jasper Britton) will be in the hot seat on September 15 and other characters on September 1 and 12. Tickets: 020 7401 9919. Info: www.shakespearesglobe.com

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now