Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Chivaree Circus's Immersive Show BECOMING SHADES, Coming to The Vaults
A dark immersive underground circus experience retelling the myth of Persephone with aerial acrobatics, live music, fire, dance and mime. Becoming Shades will be one of the opening shows as part of VAULT Festival, at The Vaults, Waterloo from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 January. Press welcome from Friday 27 January. Scroll down for a sneak peek!
Becoming Shades is a show that takes the audience on a journey through the dark heart of the Vaults in Waterloo. The long tunnel of the cavern is transformed into Hades. Becoming Shades creates a world of immersive circus, where movement becomes a language and the audience is at the centre of it, becoming part of the show and living it as a true reality for the length of the performance.
Created by Edward Gosling and Laurane Marchive for Chivaree Circus; their work includes a combined 15 years of performance experience, a Guinness World record to their name and past productions for festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera, Electric Picnic and many others as well as for club nights, parties, charities, events. Chivaree Circus has performed internationally across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Becoming Shades is Chivaree Circus' first solo production with a brand-new score composed specifically for the show and played live, featuring high level acrobatics, big aerial drops and falls and multi-performer choreographed fire elements.
Becoming Shades was premiered at Jackson's Lane earlier this year in a more traditional end on theatre format. After a sold-out run, the creative team behind is presenting a re-developed immersive format as part of VAULT Festival at The Vaults, Waterloo.
VAULT Festival is an incredibly exciting festival with a diverse range of different art forms from stand-up comedy to musical theatre and cabaret.
Becoming Shades is produced by Chivaree Circus, which is also the company behind the artistic and creative development of the show.
The leading characters will be played by Rebecca Rennison as Persephone and AbnorMalik as Charon. The chorus will include Jessica Pearce and Rosie Bartley as the Furies, Cerberus, The Search Party.
For tickets and more information, visit www.vaultfestival.com.