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8th January, 2014

Mime London: L’Après-Midi d’un Foehn

Event Details

8th January, 2014
Wednesday - Friday 5pm; Saturday 3pm and 5pm
End Date:
11th January, 2014
Platform Theatre, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

Borne aloft on currents of air, small plastic bags become dancers in an enchanting, performance-art ballet, set to the music of Debussy. Gravity no longer exists and boundless adventures await in this magical, heartwarming show.

“Even when Nijinsky himself first danced the title role of Debussy’s Faun, it’s doubtful that he provoked his audience to the state of wonder that greeted the lead ‘ballerina’ in Company Non Nova’s miraculous L’Apres-Midi d’un Foehn. As she drifts upwards on rising currents of air, another dancer joins her, billowed into a pas de deux of comic ecstasy and tenderness.

“More dancers are thrown into the mix, until there’s a joyous corps de ballet of them scudding, twirling and bounding in the air. In a brilliant metaphor of art and the imagination, Compagnie Non Nova make what’s essentially a heap of rubbish into an improbably perfect interpretation of Debussy’s pastoral score.”

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian (on L’Après-Midi d’un Foehn, version one, Edinburgh Fringe 2013)

The event is part of London International Mime Festival 2014.

Runs 40 minutes with no interval.

Age guidance: 5+


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