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Brighton Festival: As The World Tipped

- June 2, 2011

The final weekend at this year’s Festival saw a few dazzling opening-air spectacles and this piece of aerial theatre in the naturally stunning Wild Park was perhaps the most memorable. The Wired production company paired a tilting, crane-controlled stage (which would later turn completely on its side to become a screen for projections) with a harsh ecological message to striking effect. Aerial dancers, dangling by wires, interacted with images of storms and nightmare as their bureaucratic world tumbled; though occasionally over-earnest with its clunky message, the image of one of Brighton’s most deprived areas transformed into living, otherworldly art felt truly unique.

Wild Park, Moulescoomb
Saturday 28 May,

Rating: Rating: ★★★☆☆
Nick Aldwinckle


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