Currency is an annual festival of experimental European work that blurs the borders between dance, performance art and contemporary circus. Its featured artists are unified by their daring attitude to finding new ways of telling stories and breaking from convention using movement and performance.
Currency provides Londoners with a rare opportunity to see companies at the forefront of the European crossdisciplinary scene.
Each evening offers you the chance to be inspired by the best fresh ideas from the edge of European performance, to immerse yourself in shows that defy convention, to connect with the new.
This is the programme for Currency’s second night (Sat 7 Nov)
Natalie Reckert (Germany) Image
Voguing meets electro-robotics in Natalie Reckert’s highly skilled solo, a proper fusion of handbalancing and dance. Innovative and inventive, Image is an outstanding feat of handstand endurance. If the German electronic band Kraftwerk made circus it would look something like this. Supported by Kulturamt Stadt Kassel and the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK.
Alex Deutinger & Alexander Gottfarb (Austria and Sweden) Chivalry is Dead
Alex Deutinger and Alexander Gottfarb, in full body armour, question the prevalence of knightly valour and blood-spattered fantasy in TV and gaming. With no horse, no damsels, no enemies – how can they keep up their medieval ideas of morals and manliness now? Must chivalry come to a clanking halt?Supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Wien, Stadt Graz Kultur, Kultur Land Steiermark, Bundeskanzleramt and The Place. Alex Deutinger & Alexander Gottfarb are Aerowaves 2015 artists.
Co-presented with Crying Out Loud in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK and supported by EUNIC London with the help of Institut francais du Royaume-Uni and Aerowaves.