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GILT16 He Who Falls (Celui Qui Tombe)

He Who Falls (Celui Qui Tombe)

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About the Show Less...

Six performers appear to defy the laws of gravity in this ingenious show at the Barbican Theatre. Read More >

French artist Yoann Bourgeois has long been fascinated by ideas of weightlessness and the physics of suspension.

Dedicated to the circus arts and contemporary dance, in He Who Falls (Celui Qui Tombe) he challenges performers from both disciplines to meet the physical demands of his intriguing staging, with each scenario choreographed to rousing tracks from opera aria Casta Diva to Frank Sinatra’s My Way.

Responding with strength and grace to maintain balance on board a constantly shifting platform, bodies lean, climb, hang and fall, coming together and then apart in this perilous dance of survival.

Please note, this production is recommended for ages eight and older.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 3/02/2016

Closing Night: 6/02/2016

Running time: 1h05

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Cast & Creative


Jean-Baptiste André, Mathieu Bleton, Julien Cramillet, Marie Fonte, Elise Legros, Francesca Ziviani


Director - Yoann Bourgeois

Lighting Designer - Adèle Grépinet

Sound - Antione Garry

About Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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