30 June 2019
Type: Circus, Theatre
30 June, Moorings, Thamesmead
Conceived as an exchange of gifts, this innovative union of circus and community from one of France’s most acclaimed circus companies shines a light on humanity and our need to be nurtured and supported.
Following a four-day residency with local people on a Thamesmead estate, this captivating experience explores people and place through the language of acrobatics, and provides an ephemeral and optimistic vision of place through the eyes of those who live there.
Full programme and more information to be announced.
Watch the trailer
Watch a video from Compagnie XY’s performance in Marseille.
About Compagnie XY
Based in France, Compagnie XY are a leading circus company whose exhilarating work has been presented in many countries. Working as a collective, this group of around 20 acrobats explore the relationship between artistic practices and public space, experimenting with performance beyond the confines of theatre. Compagnie XY aim to find out how the language of acrobatics can infiltrate and reflect public spaces and play with the physical constraints to show places that we once thought were familiar in a different light.
Peabody is investing more than £1bn in Thamesmead over the next ten years. We are building new homes, refurbishing existing ones, and working with the community to make the area a better place to live. Last year Thamesmead celebrated its 50th anniversary and is now entering an exciting new phase of development which will see it realise its potential as London’s new town. This means investment beyond bricks and mortar. It means investing in people and businesses, helping to create prosperity and success.
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