The Roundhouse has confirmed details for CircusFest 2018, running at the venue from the 3rd to the 27th April. 

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Marking the 250th anniversary since the invention of modern circus, the Roundhouse has confirmed details of its 2018 CircusFest, which celebrates the future of circus as well as the point where circus collides with theatre, dance, live art, film and even virtual reality.

Headlining the 2018 programme will be the world premiere of Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine from the acclaimed Pirates of the Carabina and the UK premiere of Groupe Bekkrell‘s punk show The Bekkrell Effect.

Meanwhile, other highlights of the festival are set to include the European premiere of The Richochet Project’s Said and Done, 2015 Total Theatre Award winners Palestinian Circus School’s new show SARAB (Mirage), Ellie Dubois’ award-winning Edinburgh smash hit No Show, and the V&A Late highlighting the 250th anniversary of circus and the future of the physical, visual art form.

Talking about the news producers of CircusFest 2018, Molly Nicholson and Daniel Pitt said: “London was the birthplace of modern circus in 1768. Like London, circus is highly international and the Roundhouse presents brilliant artists from around the world regardless of language or borders. We’re looking to the future of circus, celebrating the strength, skill and potency of these incredible artists and joining their pursuit for development in the art form and change in the world.”

For more information about CircusFest 2018 which runs from the 3rd to the 27th April visit: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/circusfest-2018/

 

 

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