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7 Feb 2017

This evening’s performances of DEPART at Woodvale Cemetery will proceed as planned. Due to the likely wet weather we recommend that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Please leave your umbrellas at home to enable all audience members to see the performance. We will issue a further update early evening if the weather forecast becomes more severe

The exhilarating Australian ensemble Circa returns to thrill Brighton Festival audiences once again, following hits like Beyond in 2015, and How Like an Angel in 2013.

Inspired by the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, Depart will take you on a haunting journey through the underworld in the uniquely atmospheric location of Woodvale Cemetery.

Taking over the cemetery, circus artists will dance above your head, surprising you with extraordinary feats of physicality as they guide you through the space between life and death in this astonishing visual feast.

Led by Yaron Lifschitz with a creative team including electronic musician Lapalux, this ethereal collaboration brings together acrobats, aerialists, choral singers and video artists for an outdoor circus experience that audiences have described as ‘mesmerising’, ‘hauntingly beautiful’ and ‘pure magic’

Spotlight on Depart

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