We Recommend: Performing Arts

Katinka Bock

Sat 30 Sep - Sun 22 Oct

Siobhan Davies Studios

As part of The Traces Commissions at Siobhan Davies Studios, Paris-based artist Katinka Bock’s new work aims to experiment with a new method for creating meaningful encounters between visual artists and the dance practices.

Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Trois Grandes Fugues by Lyon Opera Ballet

Thu 19 - Fri 20 Oct

Sadler's Wells

Three acclaimed choreographers create three inimitable dance works to the same piece of music, Beethoven’s Grande Fugue op. 133. Trois Grandes Fugues is a chance to see three personal and sophisticated responses to Beethoven’s impassioned score.

Performing Arts

He Who Falls by Yoann Bourgeois

Thu 19 - Fri 20 Oct

Belfast International Arts Festival

This thrilling circus-influenced physical theatre piece features performers on a dramatic tilting stage, appearing to defy the laws of gravity.When the imposing, suspended podium begins to spin, the only way to withstand its forces is through agile movement.

Performing Arts

Bells and Spells by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin

Wed 25 - Fri 27 Oct

Print Room at Coronet

Bells and Spells is extracted from a new work in progress by director Victoria Thierrée Chaplin with Aurelia Thierrée. In these never before seen fragments, Aurelia, slightly kleptomaniac, falls under the influence of the objects she “borrows”.

Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Suzy Storck

Thu 26 Oct - Sat 18 Nov

Gate Theatre

The Gate Theatre presents the UK debut of stage director Jean-Pierre Baro, one of the most exciting new voices in French theatre, and the UK première of Magali Mougel's haunting play, Suzy Storck .

Performing Arts

Voila! Europe

Wed 8 - Sat 18 Nov

Various venues in London

Voila! Europe, London's language-barrier-busting theatre festival, is back with multilingual plays from the UK and the continent! Bigger and bolder, this non-Brexit-fearing event brings 30 companies to three venues, showcasing the best of what European theatre has to offer!

Performing Arts

Le Monde d’Hier

Mon 13 - Wed 15 Nov

Print Room at the Coronet

Laurent Seksik adapts Stefan Zweig’s masterful autobiography, the story which inspired Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel. Both a swan song and a message of hope, this is a piece of unbelievable poetry and power.

Performing Arts

Marie Antoinette, La Dernière Heure by Bunny Godillot

Mon 13 Nov

The Cockpit Theatre

Sentenced to death, citizen Marie-Antoinette spends her last hour in a cell alone with her fears, her courage and her ghosts. Through her diary she relives the most important moments of her life: as a daughter, a mother, a wife, a friend, and finally, as a queen.

Performing Arts

HUNTED

Thu 16 - Fri 17 Nov

Sadler's Wells

In HUNTED, up and coming French choreographer Maud Le Pladec collaborated with New York writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili. Performed in London by Dorothée Munyaneza, this powerful solo uses storytelling and ritual to evoke the witch in every woman.

Performing Arts

Santa Madera – Cie Mpta

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Jan

Shoreditch Town Hall

Santa Madera (in Spanish – sacred wood) is inspired by indigenous South American rituals, with choreography that seems to hurl the artists through time and space, evoking the violence of combatants in a pagan power game.

Performing Arts

Bêtes de Foire – Petit Théâtre des Gestes

Tue 16 - Sat 20 Jan

Barbican Centre

Welcome to an intimate circus, a space tinged with nostalgia, full of ‘charm, invention and fantasy’, where artistry, puppetry and object theatre combine in an endearing spectacle.

Performing Arts

Je brasse de l’air – L’insolite mécanique

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Jan

Barbican Centre

Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light, where mechanical installations that defy the laws of gravity come alive, illuminating Magali Rousseau’s childhood dream of achieving flight.

Performing Arts

VU – Sacekripa

Thu 25 - Sat 27 Jan

Shoreditch Town Hall

VU concerns a sensitive and meticulous man and his relationship with objects - how he transforms them and how in turn they affect him. A delightful and suspense-filled miniature circus spectacle exploring happiness, obsession and humanity.

Performing Arts

Tesseract – Nacho Flores

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Jan

Jacksons Lane

The result of three years research, Tesseract (a complex cubic form) is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Combining circus, architecture, puppetry, video and live music, it’s a surreal, witty and gravity-defying adventure in a shape-shifting landscape.

Performing Arts

Snow White & Rose Red

Wed 29 Nov - Sat 30 Dec

Battersea Arts Centre

This Christmas, follow Snow White and Rose Red on a magnificent quest for justice, love and friendship. Journey deep into the woods and experience the fun with live music, songs and plenty of festive touches. Based on the original fairy-tale by the Brothers Grimm. For everyone ages 5 and over.

Performing Arts