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 program for the opening night of Currency:
PanGottic (UK) Long Shot
PanGottic bring to life one man’s belief in the near impossible, the almost unachievable and the highly unlikely. Fingers crossed…
Anders Duckworth (UK) Projected
Two characters have emerged from the world of celluloid. Seeing their projected memories realised unearths questions of what is 2D or 3D, fantasy or reality.
“Anders Duckworth creates an eccentric world full of contrasts; a shifting blend of exaggerated characterisation and minimalism, clinical aesthetics saturated with a sense of nostalgia.” – Francesca Mcloughlin
Defracto (France) Flaque
In Flaque, Defracto wittily illustrate their passion for juggling, treating it as a rhythmic discipline that flirts with dance and absurd humour. Precise, flexible and virtuosic, they display dazzling vitality. Bodies fall more often than balls do and the aim of catching is the impulse for any move.
This is juggling as it should be; challenging, fresh, raw and full of finesse.
Currency Festival is 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.