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Dancing for survival

Trapped, disorientated and shaken, witness our four performers use their skill and instinct to survive in the emotionally charged environment of the cage.

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem The Panther, Captive considers how a human, like an animal, can be plucked from normal life and plunged into captivity. Powerfully physical and keeping audiences on the edge of their seats, Captive is a dazzling blend of dance and circus with a dynamic narrative exploring human relationships in captivity, performed at breakneck speed.

Captive premiered on 25 May 2013, Salisbury Festival, Kent, UK and has been touring ever since, visiting numerous European festivals as well as North Africa and the USA.

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Captive upcoming performances:

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For Promoters

If you are interested in booking Captive or would like to find out more, contact Amy Belfield on [email protected] or +44 (0)1926 887052.

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