Circa & Debussy String Quartet Opus

Suspended in midair, a solo acrobat moves beautifully to the passionate tones of Shostakovich’s music, played live on stage by the renowned Debussy String Quartet. Fourteen artists then tumble, spin and fly around the musicians in a delicate and savage dance.

Art Exhibition previously on at Barbican in United Kingdom.
From Tuesday 18 February 2014 to Saturday 22 February 2014

Circa & Debussy String Quartet
Opus image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 31 July 2013.
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Three of Shostakovich’s string quartets are at the heart of this poetic and powerful new production, Opus, with its jaw-dropping physical feats, is both thrilling to watch and stirring to experience.

Circa, one of the best contemporary circus companies in the world, returns to the Barbican stage with their largest ever staging, after the sold-out run of How Like an Angel in summer 2013.

‘The magic comes when music and bodies align’ Times on How Like an Angel

75 minutes/no interval

Choreography and staging by Yaron Lifschitz
Musical direction by Debussy String Quartet
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich (String Quartets No 11, 8, 5 and Adagio)

18 – 22 February 2014 / 19:45

£16 – 30