This month, watch a live outdoor dance-acrobatics show, playfully challenging expectations of relationships across generations, gender and ethnicity.
For one day only, you will be able to see this specially-adapted socially-distanced duet, at this year’s Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF). Created by Upswing, Catch Me is a dance-circus hybrid that uses both dance and acrobatics to playfully challenge our expectations of an inter-generational relationship.
Catch Me toured the festival circuit last summer, but now it has been adapted for the current situation. For this show, distanced artists will perform on either side of a mobile plastic screen, and atop three chairs teetering in a delicate balance.
Artistic Director Vicki Amedume was inspired to make the show after observing people’s reactions to her brother. The show continues Upswing’s exploration of identity, and how this can be subverted and reinforced through performance.
Catch Me uses a warmth and lightness of touch to gently introduce provocative issues to people of all ages. The performance plays with the first assumptions that people make when they see a couple who are of different generations, race and genders.
If you like the sound of Catch Me, why not check out the rest of this year’s festival performances?
When: 5th September 2020, 4.45pm – 5pm
Where: Catch the performance at Upper Riverside, Canary Wharf, London E14 8RS
More info: festival.org