“Two grappling guys veer from silent comedy to surreal visuals. Entrancing.“
“A visually stunning piece of work which playfully opens up the world of contemporary dance to young audiences.”
The Family Stage
“Judging by the reaction of the youngsters at the Albany it [inspired children’s imaginations]. But it also blew away the adults in the auditorium because this was not only truly extraordinary spectacle, it was also a mind-bending work of art.“
The Greenwich Visitor
Voyage into the unknown with this dreamlike spectacle, a bewitching gem of a family show, in which gravity dissolves, bodies bravely contort and optical illusions conjure other worlds.
Out of the darkness strange shapes appear as if from nowhere, illuminated by horizontal strips of white light. From here the fantasy into space begins, contained in a stark frame, as two adventurers overcome fear to boldly navigate creatures of the deep, brotherly rites of initiation and flying contraptions.
Leaving room for the imaginations of children to soar, this international hit features two dextrous performers, vivid costumes and eerie props. Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire directs the work, with dance, theatre, mime and stage trickery set to music from Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
Check out the secrets of the set for HOCUS POCUS with a peek behind the scenes after each performance.
“Speaks wonderfully to its young audience … magnetically draws the gaze”
Radio Télévision Suisse
A Dance Umbrella Orbital London Tour in partnership with artsdepot, Fairfield Halls, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Albany, The Place and Watermans
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