Utterly anarchic, totally unpredictable and brilliantly funny; these two clowns from Chile have blown away audiences from around the world with their unique style and impulsive humour.
Murmuyo y Metrayeta (Chile)
Thu 1 Sep 6.15pm / Fri 2 Sep 1.15pm & 6.15pm
Liberty Festival 2011
Sat 3 & Sun 4 Sep
Presented by the Mayor of London in partnership with the National Theatre and the Southbank Centre.
Liberty is London’s annual disability arts festival. The event provides a platform for amazing new work from Deaf and disabled artists, and this year is hosted in London’s cultural hub; in Theatre Square, the National plays host to some of the UK’s leading dance and circus companies.
For more information on the Liberty Festival visit: www.london.gov.uk
Deaf Men Dancing (UK)
Sat 3 Sep 1pm & 3.30pm
Through dance, visual art, sound and spoken language Alive! expresses the interior world and spirit of the dancers, narrating emotional stories that express the true dynamics of what it is to be Alive! This dynamic collaboration brings together artist Rachel Gadsden, choreographer Mark Smith and Deaf Men Dancing.
StopGAP Dance Company (UK)
Sat 3 Sep 1.30pm & 6.45pm
Full of surprises and subverted humour, Spun Productions is a dance theatre show about the rise and fall of a celebrity wannabe; StopGAP’s disabled and non-disabled performers take the audience through the journey of self re-invention; choreographed by Lucy Bennett.
Wheels on Broadway
Graeae’s Rhinestone Rollers (UK)
Sat 3 Sep 2pm & 4.30pm
The UK’s premier power-wheelchair dancing troupe are storming into Theatre Square with their fabulous new show, interpreting a host of classic musical-theatre songs in their own extraordinary way, aided and abetted by the Muscle Marys; directed by Jenny Sealey and choreographed by Mark Smith.
In Search of Master Juba
Fittings Multimedia Arts (UK)
Sat 3 Sep 2.30pm & 4pm
A vibrant new street performance fusing the power of the drum, the rattle of the clog and the urgency of street dance to recount the amazing tale of William Henry Lane, the groundbreaking African American entertainer, described by Charles Dickens in 1842 as “the greatest dancer known”.
Cirque Nova (UK)
Sat 3 Sep 6pm & 10pm, Sun 4 Sept 2pm
Led by Jean-Marie Akkerman, a fourth-generation circus performer, Cirque Nova is a unique circus organisation working specifically with disabled people. Their new show explores the liberating power of circus by combining character work, aerial skills and acrobalance.
Tues 30 Aug 6pm
South American folk & Afro-Columbian rhythms.
Wed 31 Aug 6.15pm
Three women with suitcases arrive, headed Here, There and Far Away… Until Now is a beautifully improbable acrobatic adventure, with a little magic and a few surprises, fashioned from joyful flips and harmonious balances with effortless, breathtaking elegance. Directed by Leandre Ribera.
National Theatre @ South Bank
City of London SE1 9PX