Carousel by Southpaw Dance Company
Vivacity presents Carousel, a visually spectacular and highly energetic performance telling the tale of a fairground after dark.
Carousel features a fully functioning merry-go-round, which provides the centrepiece for an edgy story of the enigmatic characters who inhabit the fairground. As the fair shuts down for the night, its public face gives way to the exhilarating private celebrations and personal tragedies of an intensely close-knit group of people.
Music, dance and drama combine for a stunning piece of dance theatre, in which the performers use the carousel’s revolving platform to flip, roll, dive, and spin to an eclectic balkan and gypsy-influenced score.
Taking place in Cathedral Square at 6pm, this gripping non-verbal performance is suitable and accessible for all audiences.
Carousel has been commissioned by Without Walls Associate Touring Network. Vivacity Arts is a member of the Without Walls ATN, a group of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England.