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Sun 29 July
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Circus Abyssinia stages - in surreal, comic, wordless ways - the tale of Bibi and Bichu, who dreamed as little boys of joining the circus. Weaving its story through death-defying tricks and stunning synchronised feats of juggling, dance, and contortion – all performed to the irresistible beats of Ethiopian song – the show fuses Ethiopia’s astonishing musical and artistic heritage with the arts of traditional and contemporary circus to create something extraordinary and new.
Circus Abyssinia is the first Ethiopian circus made by and for Ethiopian artists. The story at its heart is a mix of autobiography and dream and tells how two little Ethiopian brothers (Little Bibi and Bichu) came to be world class jugglers - not just from their adult perspective, but how as children they dreamed it. Their magical journey is joined by a host of high-flying, contorting figures, some enchanting, others menacing - and at least one ridiculous! - but all of them circus ‘dreamers’, whose feats of acrobatic daring call up a world of rushing adventure and awaken the possibility of a full blown Ethiopian circus.
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