Direct from the heart of a Cultural Revolution comes a circus like no other.
Touring Britain for the first time CIRCO CUBA LIBRE explodes on to the stage with all the vitality, unpredictability and excitement of a hot Havana Carnival. CIRCO CUBA LIBRE - the free spirit of circus! – presents a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to experience, through outstanding physical theatre, the culture of a country on the brink of change.
Performed by 30 world class artistes, the spectacular production comes four and a half thousand miles straight to the UK from Cuba’s internationally renowned Circo Nacional – the country’s spiritual home of circus. Featuring award winning circus stars, the excitement, tension and total involvement grows with the non-stop action as the show pulsates to the live authentic rhythms of Mambo, Salsa and Cha Cha Cha played as only musicians born and bred in Cuba can play.
Audiences will either be on the edge of their seats with excitement at the extraordinary displays of breathtaking skill, agility, balance and strength or dancing in the aisles as the compelling beat of the music draws them out of their seats.
CIRCO CUBA LIBRE is a brand new production from Gandey World Class productions, the creators of the incomparable CHINESE STATE CIRCUS. Directors Phillip & Carol Gandey relentlessly travel the world in their never-ending search for circus stars in the making, and when they visited Cuba they discovered some of the most exciting young talent they have ever seen. They took an immediate decision to showcase this Cuban cultural phenomenon right here in the UK in collaboration with Cuba’s National Circus school. Circo Cuba Libre’s artistes – each one personally selected by Carol & Phillip -are distinguished graduates of that highly acclaimed School which requires the carefully chosen students who have completed their normal academic course, to undergo four years of rigorous circus training.
CIRCO CUBA LIBRA is more than just a circus – it is a dynamic fusion of thrilling acrobatic performance, rhythmic dance, sensational music, a rainbow of fabulous costumes and astounding production liberally laced with humour. A performance of Latin passion, fire and flare that will be seared forever in the memory of the audience. A theatrical experience not to be missed.
See Circo Cuba Libra at Middlesbrough Theatre on 9th September at 7.30pm. Tickets £25, concessions £23, children £10, family ticket £59.
Book tickets at Middlesbrough Theatre Box Office 01642 81 51 81 or online at www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk