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Dancing for survival

Four performers use an exciting blend of dance, acrobatics and aerial work inside a large cage. Disorientated and shaken, they use their skill and instinct to survive in this emotionally charged and athletic piece.

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem The Panther, this powerfully emotional outdoor show explores notions of captivity. Extremely physical, Captive is a thrilling blend of dance and acrobatics with a dynamic narrative exploring human relationships in captivity.

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

Become Captivated:

Captive upcoming performances:

  • Date Venue & Tickets
  • Sat 24th Jul 2021
    Time TBC

    Kensington + Chelsea Festival

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  • Sun 8th Aug 2021
    11.45am & 1.45pm

    Art in the Park, Clock tower, Leamington Spa

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  • Sat 18th Sep 2021
    11am and 2pm

    Quedam Shopping Centre, Yeovil

For Promoters

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

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