VenueThe Pit, Barbican Centre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From16th January 2018
To20th January 2018
WhenTue-Fri 19:45. Sat 17:00
What is currently on at The Pit, Barbican Centre (V372)

Betes de foire

Betes de foireT1632393728
Elsa De Witte and Laurent Cabrol performed with French street theatre and travelling companies before founding their own miniature circus universe, Betes de foire.

Archive :: production:T1632393728, circus:S604088411, venue:V372

Petit theatre de gestes

Surrounded by old clothes, mannequins and bric-a-brac, a seamstress tinkers with assorted fabrics in her workshop, reassembling materials of all kinds while her antiquated sewing machine provides musical cues for her fellow performer's routines. He, a little down-at-heel but super-talented, launches into an eccentric dance, juggling precariously with hats, and props that disappear before your eyes. A supporting cast of mechanical characters, including tightrope walker, acrobats and one-man band, adds to the mystique of an itinerant fairground show. With echoes of Tadeusz Kantor and Alexander Calder, and the sensibility of silent film, this is a feelgood performance of surprise, wonder, offbeat humour and exceptional skill. Roll up! Roll up! Part of the London International Mime Festival (LIMF)


Producer London International Mime Festival (LIMF)
Performer Elsa De Witte
Performer Laurent Cabrol
Performer Steffie Bayer (puppetry and objects)
Performer Ana Mano (puppetry and objects)
Performer Thierry Grand (puppetry and objects)
Music Mathias Imbert
Performer Natacha Muet
Performer Piero Pepin
Performer Eric Walspeck
Sound Francis Lopez
Lighting Herve Dile
Lighting Fabien Viviani
Design Fred Sintomer

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