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Mon 20 March

The Overhead Project - What is Left?

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German contemporary circus and dance company Overhead Project is set to embark on their first UK tour with their show “What is left”. Overhead Project positions itself on the border of contemporary circus and dance – two languages that allow different perspectives on the body and a multidimensional approach towards space and architectural thinking. The works are reflections about the stage as a space of human communication and they deal with political and philosophical phenomena.

Over the past 15 years the company produced twelve productions and several guest choreographies. The company has received numerous international awards and choreography prizes for its works, most recently the George Tabori Award 2022 – one of the highest distinctions within the performing arts in Germany.

The audience can expect a unique and unforgettable experience, as Overhead Project pushes the boundaries between circus and dance, performing a piece that is both visually stunning and emotionally impactful. It is a rhythmic, energetic, sometimes intimate, and exhilarating performance, featuring a talented ensemble of performers who use contemporary dance and partner acrobatics.

Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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Starting from the frontal classroom arrangement, “What is left” deals with spatial structures that shape human communication culture. It is familiar to us from theatres, the waiting situation at counters, the hierarchy in a courtroom, in school or in church, as well as from advertising screens in subway stations. All these spaces demand and structure the gaze attention of bodies in space. The performance is dedicated to these subtle and not always perceptible architectural structures, that create a field of tension between space and body, communication and power.


This video contains nudity.