This May, Southwark invites you to the premiere of Weighting, to watch an incredible FREE circus show showcasing a fantastic fusion of music, dance and aerial acrobatics featuring disabled and non-disabled performers. This unique performance is fully accessible for everyone to enjoy and is set to be a highlight of this summer.
Weighting will premiere in Dulwich Park on Saturday 9 with performances at 2pm and 7pm and on Sunday 10 May with a performance at 2pm as a part of Dulwich Festival. The cast includes eight extraordinary performers who take to the air in a joyful exploration of journeys, risk-taking and transformation. The show takes place on a 12m x 12m rig that transforms the set from bridge to staircase, swinging and lifting performers high into the air.
This innovative performance combines music, circus, and dance and theatre into a 45 minute show with a beautiful musical score written by musician and theatre-maker Dom Coyote and, multi-instrumentalist, Ted Barnes, best known for his work with singer-songwriter Beth Orton. The music is played by a five piece band and includes a finale song sung by a 100 strong locally recruited, integrated choir.
Weighting is produced by Extraordinary Bodies, the UK’s first integrated circus company showcasing disabled and non-disabled performers, funded by Southwark Council and supported using funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England