National Theatre, Inside Out
This summer the National Theatre presents National Theatre Inside Out, a packed festival programme which brings a flavour of what goes on inside the building – in the theatres themselves and backstage – onto the riverside squares and terraces. Marvel at the best of world circus and outdoor theatre in the Watch This Space Festival in Theatre Square, or try your hand at theatre skills in The Pop-up Workshop on the Waterloo Terrace. Refresh yourself at the new riverfront café-bar, Propstore – created from stage sets and filled with props from National Theatre shows.
The National Theatre are turning themselves Inside Out inside too, with exhibitions in the foyers exploring the secrets behind the staging of the NT’s worldwide hit, War Horse, and their new production of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, plus Me and My Shadow, an international digital experience that allows participants around Europe to connect through a shared virtual environment.
A selection of upcoming dance related shows, including some circus acts, from the Watch This Space listings:
Home Live Art, The Alternative Village Fete
26 & 27 Aug, 1pm.
The Ark-ive hits dry land and we celebrate with the arrival of an Alternative Village Fete – a sideways look at the traditional family day out with a jamboree of interactive artist stalls, craft, dance and performances, where you can dress up, sing, dance and much, much more…
mimbre Young Comany performance
28 Aug, 5pm
A special South Bank performance by mimbre’s young performers.
mimbre, Falling Up
28 Aug, 6.15pm, 29 Aug, 1pm & 6.15pm
A tale of four women’s physicality, four real stories about four real bodies; athlete, performer or model, there is no such thing as a perfect body, but each one is extraordinary. Falling Up celebrates the beautiful reality of every body and what we’re capable of.
Abi Collins, Une Femme Exposée
30 Aug, 6.15pm
Katkina, the Russian hula-hooping, acrobatic ballet star, is coming out of retirement and looking for love: eligible gentlemen be prepared…
The Liberty Festival 2012
1 Sep, 1pm
The Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival returns to the South Bank, celebrating ten years of this thrilling festival of performance and entertainment from some leading disabled artists and companies.
StopGAP Dance Theatre, Tracking
1 September, 2.30pm & 5pm
An eccentric explosion of dance. Vibrant and funky, these dynamic dancers mix 70s kitsch, Cluedo and vintage Britishness to an exhilarating soundtrack from talented Brighton bands.
Bill Shannon, Special Delivery
1 September, 3pm, 5.30pm
Shannon’s pioneering movement technique on crutches is at the cutting edge of contemporary street dance and skating; his journey continues with his ever-developing vision which pushes the boundaries of current choreography.
StopGAP Dance Theatre, Spun Productions
2 September, 3pm
In this vibrant piece of dance theatre, the StopGAP dancers plummet headlong into the chaotic world of an audience-voting TV show, where you’ll meet some surprising (and surprisingly familiar) characters, as they desperately try to catch the spotlight.
Marc Brew Company, Nocturne
5 September, 1pm, 6pm
A somnambulant dance performance which pulls back the sheets on exhausted embraces and near misses in the night and the poignant intimacy of moments shared at bed-time.
For full listings visit: National Theatre Inside Out