"London International Mime Festival" tag
Spring by Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley.© Lidia Crisafulli. (Click image for larger version)

Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley – Spring – London

★★★✰✰   Choreographed juggling is by definition a one-trick pony although in the hands of Gandini Juggling, inspired by the imaginative choreography of Alexander Whitley, the potential of that artform appears limitless.

Marie Gyselbrecht, Leo De Beul and Yi-Chun Liu in Father (Vader).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Peeping Tom – Father (Vader) – London

★★★★✰   The stand-out moments in this show came in dynamic bursts of extraordinary movement in which the form of propulsion seemed to be any part of the body but the feet.

Jakop Ahlbom Company in Lebensraum.© Stephan van Hesteren. (Click image for larger version)

Jakop Ahlbom Company – Lebensraum – London

★★★★✰   There are some extremely demanding physical comedy routines incorporated into Lebensraum. Even some of the throwaways are wince-inducing…

Marie Gyselbrecht in Mother (Moeder).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Peeping Tom – Mother (Moeder) – London

★★★★✰   Mother was an absorbing 70 minutes of performance art. Mothers were never exactly to the fore and yet – in many respects – they were always apparent…

Marie Gyselbrecht and Hun-Mok Jung in Mother (Moeder).© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Peeping Tom in Mother (Moeder)

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Euripides Laskaridis' Relic.© Evi Fylaktou. (Click image for larger version)

London International Mime Festival – Works by Joli Vyann, Compagnie MPTA, Compagnie Mossoux Bonté, Euripides Laskaridis, Charleroi Danses

From ★★★★★’s to ★★✰✰✰   Works by Joli Vyann, Compagnie MPTA, Compagnie Mossoux Bonté, Euripides Laskaridis and Charleroi Danses.

Gandini Juggling in Smashed: Special Edition.© Kristy Meijers. (Click image for larger version)

Gandini Juggling – Smashed: Special Edition – London

★★★★✰   Bausch with added balls.

Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois in He Who Falls.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois in He Who Falls – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Circa in The Return.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Circa – The Return – London

★★★✰✰ “The memorable sensory atmosphere of the work was both enhanced and interrupted by the live music onstage…”

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Gallery – Circa in The Return – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Björn Leese in Infinita.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Familie Flöz in Infinita – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Gwen Langenberg in Horror.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Jakop Ahlbom Company in Horror – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Telma Pinto, Steve Ryan, Nich Glazin and Alex Harvey in Tipping Point.© Foteini Christofilopoulou. (Click image for larger version)

Gallery – Ockham’s Razor in Tipping Point – Part of London International Mime Festival

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou…

Gandini Juggling in 4x4 Ephemeral Architectures.© Arnaud Stephenson. (Click image for larger version)

Gandini Juggling – 4×4 Ephemeral Architectures – London

ean Gandini’s fascination with classical ballet has led to this collaboration with ex-Royal Ballet dancer and budding choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela…

Mara Galeazzi and Ludovic Ondiviela in the studio rehearsing Cassandra.© ROH / Andrej Uspenski, 2014. (Click image for larger version)

Ludovic Ondiviela and Mara Galeazzi on making Cassandra

Ludovic Ondiviela is making his first full-length work, Cassandra, for the Royal Ballet. And Mara Galeazzi is back from retirement to help him. We catch up with them…

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