Circus News

CATCH ME Comes to Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Adapted to be a socially distanced duet for one day only at GDIF, Upswing’s dance-circus hybrid uses dance and acrobatics to playfully challenge our expectations of an intergenerational relationship. Catch Me toured festivals in Summer 2019 and has been adapted so that the now distanced artists perform from either side of a mobile plastic screen, and atop three chairs teetering in a delicate balance. Artistic Director Vicki Amedume was inspired to make the show after observing people’s reactions to her brother, and the show continues Upswing’s exploration of identity, and how this can be subverted and reinforced through performance. With Upswing’s characteristic warmth and lightness of touch in gently introducing provocative issues to people of all ages, Catch Me plays with the first assumptions that people make when they see a couple who are of different generations, race and genders…

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