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High flying, fearless, and fantastic fun, Catch Me is the circus sensation that has astounded audiences around the world with adrenaline pumping feats of extreme acrobatics, dramatic turns on a trampoline and inventive parkour.
It's been ten years since six friends enjoyed a summer of fun and now it's time for them to reunite, catch up and relive the past. It doesn't take long for everyone's playful outlandishness to resurface. For one extraordinary weekend, they relive their youth, laughing and teasing each other, enjoying the differences in their contrasting personalities. This acrobatic reunion is an experience like no other with an incredible display of athleticism and showmanship that is perfect entertainment for the whole family.
Underbelly has built an incredible reputation for bringing the best in international circus to the Southbank each summer with past productions from the likes of Circa, Gravity and Other Myths and Barely Methodical Troupe.
Underbelly director Ed Bartlam comments, We're delighted to be welcoming Flip FabriQue to
Flip FabriQue is an impressive Quebecois circus troupe, artfully flinging themselves and one another across the stage in an adrenaline-
Born of the dream of young circus artists in November 2011, Flip FabriQue has since become a must in the circus world, both nationally and internationally. This company has formed itself around the common aspirations of a group of friends from professional circus circles, united to create shows in their image incorporating their personal experiences and exploiting the full potential of each.
Flip FabriQue is formed of Artists of international calibre who have the experience of several hundred performances with, among others, the prestigious Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize. Their shows draw inspiration from their individual and common history and deal with the life choices that they have made. Behind their artistic vision, there is a story of friendship, real and palpable.
The autobiographical aspect is important: the narrative frame sticks to their lives, follows their experiences, evolves with them. This is how Flip FabriQue reach out to people by sharing the experiences of the public, lives talking to lives, hearts to hearts, bodies to bodies. Flip FabriQue want to communicate joy, play and friendship.
Twirling hoops, daring diabolos, and acrobats soaring through the air are all in a day’s play for Flip FabriQue, the exciting new faces of Canadian circus who make their London premiere with Catch Me.
Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 8XX
Wednesday 17th May -
Content supplied by Chloe Nelkin Consulting
Underbelly is a UK based, live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe selling, in 2016, 234,000 tickets for over 140 shows over 25 days. 2017 marks the ninth year of Underbelly on the Southbank. This year, the Udderbelly and London Wonderground festivals join forces for the first Underbelly Festival Southbank.
Elsewhere Underbelly also produces Edinburgh's Christmas in Leicester Square and Udderbelly
Festival in Hong Kong. Underbelly also produces West End Live in Trafalgar Square, and Pride in
London, for Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre, and produced the 2015 Rugby World Cup fanzone in Richmond. Through their Underbelly Productions arm they produce and promote live shows in London's West End, throughout the UK and on tour internationally. In 2016 Underbelly sold over 1.3 million tickets to their various events.