DEPART on tour
We’re delighted to announce that LIFT 2016’s hit-show Depart will be embarking on a UK tour this year, playing in cemeteries and parks in Hull, Brighton and Blackpool from 18 May – 4 June.
Led by the world renowned Australian contemporary circus ensemble Circa, Yaron Lifschitz’s site-specific production will transform three new atmospheric locations into the underworld:
18 – 21 May, General Cemetery, Hull (part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017)
25 – 28 May, Woodvale Cemetery, Brighton (part of Brighton Festival)
1 – 4 June, Stanley Park, Blackpool (part of LeftCoast)
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Inspired by the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, Depart will transform these evocative environments as world renowned circus artists dance above the heads of roaming audiences to create genre-defying spectacles. With direction from Yaron Lifschitz and a creative team including Lapalux, Depart brings together acrobats, aerialists, local community choirs and video artists for an inimitable, immersive evening of entertainment.
Depart enthralled over 4000 audience members as it took over Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in London at its world premiere last June. Now is the opportunity for audiences across England to experience Depart and grasp the ungraspable…
The rockstars of the circus world
The List on Circa
The Guardian on Depart in London
Circus is a celebration of being alive
There is poignancy, darkness and powerful humanity in Circa’s extraordinary physical depiction
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on Circa