Block

What happens when circus and dance collide? An exciting collaboration with Motionhouse. Created and Directed by Kevin Finnan, Original concept, design and production, Ali Williams, Additional circus direction, Paul Evans

Twenty oversized blocks are deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes for the performers to play on, move with and explore. What happens when dance and circus collide? When they converge, rub against each other, blend into one another?

The modern city is a nest teeming with activity. Human life streams through it. BLOCK is about living in the city, its contradictions and its challenges. Living large, living fast and sometimes living in the cracks, this extraordinary cast stay on their toes to survive and thrive in the world of blocks. 

Commissioned by 
Without Walls, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

Co-production by 
Archaos, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée and Le Citron Jaune, Centre National des Arts de la Rue.

British Theatre Guide
"...an unexpected pleasure"

Past Dates

Here’s a list of where we have toured previously

2016
  • Norwich & Norfolk Festival (England) 21/05/2016 - 22/05/2016

  • mac Birmingham (England) 27/05/2016 - 28/05/2016

  • Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival (England) 29/05/2016 - 30/05/2016

  • Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, London (England) 25/06/2016 - 26/06/2016

  • La Festival au Carré, Mons (France) 06/07/2016 - 07/07/2016

  • Dance Days Festival - Taliesin Theatre, Swansea (Wales) 09/07/2016

  • Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre, Bangor (Wales) 10/07/2016

  • MiraMirO Festival, Gent (Belgium) 18/07/2016 - 19/07/2016

  • Raglan Castle - CADW (Wales) 23/07/2016

  • Caerphilly Castle - CADW (Wales) 24/07/2016

  • Surge Festival, Glasgow (Scotland) 30/07/2016 - 31/07/2016

  • Torch Theatre, Milford Haven (Wales) 03/08/2016

  • Theatr Mwldan, Aberteifi/Cardigan (Wales) 04/08/2016

  • Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockon on Tees (England) 06/08/2016 - 07/08/2016

  • Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, Enfield (England) 09/08/2016

  • Theater op de Markt, Hasselt (The Netherlands) 13/08/2016 - 14/08/2016

  • Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth (Wales) 20/08/2016

  • Borth Hall, Ynyslas (Wales) 20/08/2016

  • Theater op de Markt, Hasselt (The Netherlands) 13/08/2016 - 14/08/2016

  • Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre, Snowdonia National Park (Wales) 21/08/2016

  • Tywyn Promenade, Tywyn (The Netherlands) 21/08/2016

  • Bryn Aber - United Welsh & Communities First, Caerphilly (Wales) 22/08/2016

  • Lansbury Park - United Welsh & Communities First, Caerphilly (Wales) 22/08/2016

  • Aberbargoed - United Welsh & Communities First, Caerphilly (Wales) 23/08/2016

  • Tredegar - United Welsh & Communities First, Caerphilly (Wales) 23/08/2016

  • Creative Barking & Dagenham, London (England) 26/08/2016

  • Bell Square, Hounslow, London (England) 27/08/2016

  • Stratford Circus, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London (England) 28/08/2016

  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (Wales) 29/08/2016

  • Fordham Park, Deptford, London (England) 01/09/2016

  • Oriente Occidente, Trento & Roverto (Italy) 09/09/2016 - 10/09/2016

  • Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth (England) 17/09/2016 - 18/09/2016

2017
  • Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque, Marseille (France) 19/01/2017 - 22/01/2017

  • Imaginarius Festival (Portugal) 26/05/2017 - 27/05/2017

  • Festival Tous Dehors (France) 02/06/2017 - 04/06/2017

  • Festival Prenez Place (France) 05/06/2017

  • La Garance (France) 07/06/2017

  • Ville de Puget (France) 08/06/2017

  • Festival Déantibulations (France) 08/06/2017 - 09/06/2017

  • PöleJeunePublic (France) 10/06/2017

  • Ville de Cannes (France) 11/06/2017

  • DN Weekend, Doncaster (England) 16/06/2017

  • Feast, Waddesdon Manor (England) 17/06/2017 - 18/06/2017

  • Tollwood Sommerfestival (Germany) 21/06/2017 - 25/06/2017

  • Festival Viva Cité (France) 01/07/2017 - 02/07/2017

  • Deventer op Stelten (Netherlands) 07/07/2017 - 09/07/2017

  • Cirque Nouveau (Germany) 12/07/2017 - 16/07/2017

2018
  • Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast (Australia) 09/04/2018 - 15/04/2018

  • Kultursommer-Eröffnun, Neuwied (Germany) 12/05/2018 - 13/05/2018

  • Théâtre de Haguenau, Haguenau (France) 28/04/2018

  • CIRKL Leuven (Belgium) 18/05/2018 - 19/05/2018

  • Bildstörung Festival, Detmold (Germany) 20/05/2018 - 21/05/2018

  • Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, Dumfries (Scotland) 26/05/2018

  • KULTURBUERO, Neuhardenberg (Germany) 02/06/2018

  • Medway (England) 20/06/2018

  • Gulbenkian University of Kent, Canterbury (England) 22/06/2018

  • Imagine Luton (England) 23/06/2018 - 24/06/2018

  • Summer of Circus, Worthing (England) 28/06/2018

  • The Hat Fair, Winchester (England) 29/06/2018

  • Imagine Watford (England) 30/06/2018 - 01/07/2018

  • Watermans Hounslow (England) 04/07/2018

  • Leamington (England) 05/07/2018

  • Mouth of Tyne Festival (England) 07/07/2018 - 08/07/2018

  • Across the Borders, Aachen (Germany) 18/07/2018 - 19/07/2018

  • ALLES MUSS RAUS! Kaiserslautern (Germany) 21/07/2018 - 22/07/2018

  • IF: Milton Keynes International Festival (England) 25/07/2018 - 26/07/2018

  • Sommersprossen 2018, Pforzheim (Germany) 27/07/2018 - 28/07/2018

  • Festival La Strada Graz, (Austria) 31/07/2018 - 04/08/2018

  • Sziget Festival Budapest (Hungary) 08/08/2018

  • Les Renc'Arts, Pornichet (France) 14/08/2018

  • Jeudis Du Port, Brest (France) 16/08/2018

  • Leicester City Festival (England) 22/08/2018 - 23/08/2018

  • Leicester City Festival (England) 22/08/2018 - 23/08/2018

  • The Big Feast Festival - Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent (England) 24/08/2018- 25/08/2018

  • Dreamland’s Circus Wednesday, Margate (England) 29/08/2018

  • Freedom Festival, Hull (England) 01/09/2018 - 02/09/2018

  • FiraTàrrega 2018, Tàrrega (Spain) 07/09/2018 - 09/09/2018

  • Lancashire Encounter Festival, Preston (England) 21/09/2018 - 22/09/2018

  • Derby Feste, Derby (England) 29/09/2018

  • Lincoln (England) 30/09/2018

  • Festival of Imagineers, Coventry (England) 19/09/2018 - 20/09/2018

  • Seoul Street Arts Festival, Seoul (South Korea) 05/10/2018 - 06/10/2018

2019
  • Pl. de la Catedral, Barcelona (Spain) 13/03/2019 - 13/03/2019

  • Parc Torrente Ballester, Viladecans (Spain) 15/03/2019 - 15/03/2019

  • Pl. de l’1 d’Octubre, Sant Cugat Del Vallès (Spain) 16/03/2019 - 16/03/2019

  • Parc de Can Mercader, Cornellà de Llobregat(Spain) 17/03/2019 - 17/03/2019

  • Pl. dels Àngels, Barcelona (Spain) 17/03/2019 - 17/03/2019

  • Centre Cultural L’Escorxador, Badalona (Spain) 19/03/2019 - 19/03/2019

  • Jardins del Cementiri Vell, El Prat de Llobregat(Spain) 20/03/2019 - 20/03/2019

  • Rambla de la Marina / Pl. de Lluís Companys, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat(Spain) 21/03/2019 - 21/03/2019

  • Pl. de la Vila, Santa Coloma de Gramenet(Spain) 23/03/2019 - 23/03/2019

  • Parc Pou d’en Fèlix , Esplugues de Llobregat(Spain) 24/03/2019 - 24/03/2019

Upcoming Shows

Here’s a list of where we are touring in the near future.

Flurstucke Festival, Germany20 Jun — 22 Jun 2019
  • Thu 20, June 12.00am

  • Fri 21, June 12.00am

  • Sat 22, June 12.00am

Fusion Festival, Germany26 Jun — 30 Jun 2019
  • Wed 26, June 12.00am

  • Thu 27, June 12.00am

  • Fri 28, June 12.00am

  • Sat 29, June 12.00am

  • Sun 30, June 12.00am

Temudas Fest, Gran Canaria5 Jul — 6 Jul 2019
  • Fri 5, July 12.00am

  • Sat 6, July 12.00am

Sul Filo Del Circo, Italy13 Jul 2019
  • Sat 13, July 12.00am10.15pm

D?LMENER SOMMER, Germany23 Jul 2019
  • Tue 23, July 12.00am

Internationales Stra?entheaterfestival Ludwigshafen, Germany26 Jul — 28 Jul 2019
  • Fri 26, July 6.00pm9.00pm

  • Sun 28, July 2.00pm5.00pm

Streeta(rt)nimation Festival, Luxembourg2 Aug — 3 Aug 2019
  • Fri 2, August 12.00am

  • Sat 3, August 12.00am

Festival Internacional de MIM a Sueca, Spain21 Sep 2019
  • Sat 21, September 12.00am

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