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The Lowry announces its Contemporary Dance and Circus Seasons for Autumn 2023

The Lowry announces its Contemporary Dance and Circus Seasons for Autumn 2023

From visually enchanting physical circus to absurd comedy, acrobatics to street dance - the human condition, human challenges, and compassion for the human experience are woven through this spectacular season of movement that brings together a diverse international mix of companies and performers.

Steve Cowton – Head of Theatre Operations at The Lowry said: "We're delighted to be announcing a series of new shows for our Autumn season - featuring great circus and dance from both the UK and further afield: Monkeys Everywhere is a brilliant new family clowning show from an Australian legend called Gary Starr which began its life in The Lowry Studio! That show is joined by more great circus from Finland and dance from Luxemburg - alongside UK Companies Theatre Re and Gorilla Circus"

Monkeys Everywhere follows Damien Warren-Smith’s mischievous, acclaimed alter ego Garry Starr as he endeavours to write, but is continually distracted by the monkeys that fly through his brain.

Garry Starr: Penguin Classics Literature! Literature! Literature! It might not rhyme with anything but it’s still very important. Having already saved everything else, Garry Starr is back and this time he’s hell-bent on saving books from extinction by performing every Penguin Classic novel ever written. In an hour.

Blueberry Burdock by the Finnish contemporary circus and visual theatre group Nuaa Company. It’s a journey of a character overwhelmed by an overabundance of options as contradictions and inner conflicts manifest in vivid displays

Moments by Theatre Re is part TED Talk, part theatrical performance encompassing Theatre Re’s trademark style that combines striking visual theatre to create world-class, deeply moving non-verbal productions about universal human challenges and the fragility of life.

Insomniac’s Fable ‘In your dreams whatever they be, dream a little dream of me.’ Insomniac’s Fable is a contemporary circus and dance piece featuring world-class performers that chronicles a protagonist’s pursuit of idealised love

Lived Fiction is the manifestation of Stopgap’s twenty-year history, a timely intervention that can shape the future of contemporary dance

The Passion of Andrea 2 is a creation by Simone Mousset, associate artist at The Place, London, and winner of the Luxembourgish Dance Award 2017. The Passion of Andrea 2 is like trying to hold soap when it’s wet. Masquerading as a sequel to an earlier, non-existent version of itself, The Passion of Andrea 2 is a mischievous con artist of a dance theatre piece about feelings of uneasiness, the inability to fully understand, and the painful desire for more

RPM by Gorilla Circus explores the impact of Britain’s colonial past, in a mesmeric new show combining exhilarating acrobatics, adrenaline-pumping street dance and breath-taking roller skating, set on a giant moving treadmill! Inspired by the little attention given to the racially instigated 2011 London riots and the growing Black Lives Matter protests

This is all in addition to The Lowry presenting Re:INCARNATION by Nigeria’s celebrated QDance Company (Tues 8 and Wed 9 Oct), Rambert’s thrilling stage adaptation The Redemption of Thomas Shelby returning to The Lowry (Tue 22 - Sat 26 Oct), and Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake as part of its 30th anniversary UK tour

Stopgap Dance Company, Lived Fiction. Photography by Chris Parkes

For all tickets please visit here

Published: 29-May-2024: (7497)

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