Leading the way in stylish and energetic dance theatre, Southpaw Dance Company presents Carousel — a visually spectacular, viscerally enthralling tale of a fairground after dark.
Carousel features a splendid, fully functioning merry-go-round, which provides the centre-piece for an edgy story of the enigmatic characters who inhabit the fairground. As the fair shuts down for the night, its public face gives way to the exhilarating private celebrations and personal tragedies of an intensely close-knit group of people.
Music, dance and drama combine for a stunning piece of dance theatre, in which the performers use the carousel’s revolving platform to flip, roll, dive, and spin to an eclectic Balkan and gypsy-influenced score.
Responses to Carousel:
"Would I see this again? A thousand times. A thousand and one times and still never tire of it" (LiveReview.co.uk)
"It's making my heart go crazy..." (6-year-old audience member)
"It is one of those rare moments in theatre that reminds you that life is worth living.
Really absolutely totally brilliant." (Xavier Leret, NASAUK)
Lighting Design / Technician
Produced by Event International
Set design by Plunge Productions
Promo video by Darren O' Kane
Footage Credit Darren Teale Junction 15
Commissioning by Without Walls
Co-commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival, So Festival, Skegness and Appetite Festival, Stoke-on-Trent.
With Support from 101 Creation Space, Newbury.
Carousel is available for booking in 2016 and beyond. For more info contact Katie@Eventi.co.uk