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Out There International Festival of Street Arts & Circus

Get set for the 2016 Out There Festival with a host of circus and street art talent from the UK, Europe and South America, which will bring Great Yarmouth alight with spectacle, spectacular skills and sensational fun for all the family on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2016 – and most of it is completely FREE!

Watch out for the wild and wacky in St. George's Park, on Sea Life Centre Gardens, in the Market Place and along Trafalgar Road.

An exciting new development this year sees Out There organisers, SeaChange Arts, enter into a partnership with Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA). Thanks to a grant from Arts Council England (and match funding from GYTABIA) they have collaborated to develop a packed programme of daytime and evening events on the seafront, bringing brilliant shows full of light and sound to the town’s Golden Mile.

Out There 2016 also features the re-launch of SeaChange’s base the Drill House following its £1.5million redevelopment and refurbishment where there will be both indoor and outdoor events taking place during the festival.

A selection of Out There events

Gorilla Circus

Altitude - Gorilla Circus (UK)

Sea Life Centre Gardens

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

World Premiere! Altitude is a brand new outdoor show exploring our relationship with height, fear, freedom and adrenaline. Set on a unique kinetic structure the show will blend the traditional with the unexpected.

Carousel - Andrew Billington

Carousel - Southpaw Dance Company

Sea Life Centre Gardens

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Southpaw Dance Company’s latest work is a visually spectacular, viscerally enthralling tale of a fairground after dark. Around a fully functioning merry-go-round, an edgy story of the enigmatic fairground characters unfolds.

Coulrophobia - Pickled Image

Coulrophobia - Pickled Image (UK)

The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Dik and Adam are clowns. They couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag, let alone a surreal cardboard world. Why are they there and what are they supposed to be doing?

Lougarock

Lougarock - Theatre du Vertige (France)

Great Yarmouth Seafront

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Lougarock – a 10 foot high werewolf standing right in front of you! Those that call it ‘the Beast’ might just be surprised by its tenderness, its animal nature. Will you find the way to its heart… or will you retain that primal fear?

Spark!

Spark! - Worldbeaters Music (UK)

Great Yarmouth Seafront

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Sep 2016

Mysterious characters made of light and sound take you on an extraordinary and mesmerising journey. High impact drumming and vibrant musical arrangements, beautiful lighting design, dynamic choreography and dazzling costumes.

Suaveciclo - VJ Suave

Suaveciclo - VJ Suave

Great Yarmouth Seafront

Fri 16 Sep 2016

VJ Suave are Ceci Soloaga and Ygor Marotta, a new media art duo based in São Paulo, Brazil. Known for their urban interventions, Suaveciclo is a tricycle adapted to project animations and short movies, creating digital projections that fly.

Anchors Aweigh! - SeaChange Arts (UK)

Anchors Aweigh! - SeaChange Arts (UK)

Trafalgar Square

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Only salty sea dogs, and barnacled cabin boys need apply! A life on the ocean waves awaits in this people-powered nautical carousel.

Bench - Mimbre UK

Bench - Mimbre UK

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

“A wittily choreographed show that turns the limitation of public space into a virtue… small but very nifty.”

Block - NoFit State Circus & Motionhouse (UK)

Block - NoFit State Circus & Motionhouse (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Twenty oversized blocks are deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes for the performers to play on, move with and explore.

Bunkai - Amer & Africa Circ (Spain)

Bunkai - Amer & Africa Circ (Spain)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Bunkai is a karate term meaning the practical application of kata (movement). This beautiful circus show is a fascinating fusion of hand to hand techniques with those of martial arts.

Cape Alley - TrashDollys Dance Theatre (UK)

Cape Alley - TrashDollys Dance Theatre (UK)

Trafalgar Square

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Deep within an overpopulated city centre, four characters find refuge in a long-forgotten backstreet; Cape Alley.

Garden Party - Compagnie No. 8 (France)

Garden Party - Compagnie No. 8 (France)

Trafalgar Gardens

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

France is collapsing, losing its dignity. Its values and virtues have lost their meaning; selfishness and despair has conquered the soul of the French nation.

Gloriator - Spitz & Co. (UK)

Gloriator - Spitz & Co. (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

World-renowned French actress Gloria Delaneuf and her UK Tour Manager, Josephine Cunningham bring you Gloriator – an awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour...and costumes made from cardboard!

Lance Moi En L'Air - Joli Vyann

Lance Moi En L'Air - Joli Vyann (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Joli Vyann’s new show is about the sensitivity and connection between two people. Can we be strong whilst relaxed? Heavy whilst light, grounded whilst levitated, submissive whilst in control, a mixture of strength and weakness.

Leak! - Avanti Display (UK)

Leak! - Avanti Display (UK)

Great Yarmouth Market Place

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

Great Yarmouth has been experiencing strange happenings; water spurting from TVs, music coming from the taps. A company is brought in to investigate, and it’s not long before the spray begins to fly!

 Leap - Strong Lady Productions (UK)

Leap - Strong Lady Productions (UK)

The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

LEAP into the unexpected with this surprising acrobatic show. Two performers revel in the joy of performing the biggest tricks they can! No talking or hype, only astounding strength and grace. Reuben leaps high into the air and only Char

Leap - Strong Lady Productions (UK)

Leap - Strong Lady Productions (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

LEAP into the unexpected with this surprising acrobatic show. Two performers revel in the joy of performing the biggest tricks they can! No talking or hype, only astounding strength and grace.

Pedal powered cinema

Pedal Powered Cinema - L.Bradby & M.Robinson (UK)

South Jetty Car Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Cramming together explosive set-pieces from familiar blockbuster movies with footage of rush-hour motorists, this mesmeric film is projected using a cycle-powered cinema and accompanied by a live soundtrack.

Project_Vee - Circus Geeks X Pangottic (UK)

Project_Vee - Circus Geeks X Pangottic (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Roulette wheel meets juggling: danger, skill and unpredictable moments. Project_Vee is a nod to a Soviet era circus act, remixed for the 21st century.

Reliquary - Avanti Display (UK)

Reliquary - Avanti Display (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

An intricate and beautiful casket is paraded through the streets. Two attendants choose lucky passers-by to peep inside – a profound and engaging marvel!

Spark!

Spark! - Worldbeaters Music (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Mysterious characters made of light and sound take you on an extraordinary and mesmerising journey. High impact drumming and vibrant musical arrangements, beautiful lighting design, dynamic choreography and dazzling costumes.

Suaveciclo - VJ Suave

Suaveciclo - VJ Suave

Great Yarmouth Seafront

Sat 17 Sep 2016

VJ Suave are Ceci Soloaga and Ygor Marotta, a new media art duo based in São Paulo, Brazil. Known for their urban interventions, Suaveciclo is a tricycle adapted to project animations and short movies, creating digital projections that fly.

The Fountain Machine - Avanti Display (UK)

The Fountain Machine - Avanti Display (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

A comic performance of squirting water and clanking machinery all presented by an affable engineer and his apprentice.

The Spurting Man - Avanti Display (UK)

The Spurting Man - Avanti Display (UK)

St. George's Park

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Seen on four continents and nineteen different countries, The Spurting Man is one of the classic European street theatre shows.

Make the most of Out There 2016!

The new seafront programme, taking place throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday - and extending to 11pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, is packed with highlights.

Don't miss the World Premier performance of Gorilla Circus’ Altitude, a high flying aerial spectacular part-created in Great Yarmouth that blends traditional circus skills with the unexpected, including trapeze, high wire and a host of other high altitude acts on a huge hydraulic armed streucture.

VJ Suave from Brazil bring their show Suaveciclo to the seafront. A specially adapted tricycle roams the area projecting images that fly, run and leap across the landscape creating magical characters and stories that come to life and invite public interaction.

Worldbeater’s mesmeric Spark! features high impact drumming, vibrant musical arrangements, beautiful lighting design, dynamic choreography, dazzling costumes and lovable characters.

Featuring a splendid, fully functioning merry-go-round, Carousel is stylish and energetic dance theatre, set on a splendid fully functioning merry-go-round that imagines what the fairground people get up to after dark.

Over at St. George's Park there are as many thrills, spills, skills and as much family fun as can be shoehorned into the space!

Leading figures from the worlds of dance and circus combine in NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse’s collaborative piece, Block.

Avanti Display, one of the UK’s leading street arts companies bring a special ‘Greatest Hits’ package of shows while Norfolk’s own Glasshouse present a surreal dance street theatre piece, Us.

Pickled Image’s Coulrophobia is the first show to be presented in the Drill House. Featuring clowns Dik and Adam in a ridiculous, anarchic, often hysterical and sometimes terrifying quest for freedom from a surreal cardboard world. The show is ticketed with tickets available from St. George’s Theatre on 01493 331484.

See the full Out There International Festival events listing here.

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