2016 - currently
Free Falling, looks at the fear of falling, failing, and the ambition to recover. A captivating piece by four virtuoso performers taking audiences on a danced journey of trips, false starts, falls and lifts that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Free Falling will be based on the subtle line between falling and failing. By exploring the fear of falling, the notion of failing is inevitably raised and expressed. The work will explore the theme from a psychological, physical and emotional point of view.
Performers: Sophie Arstall, Stephen Monyihan, Fernando Balsera/Joel Benjamin O'donoghue and Verena Schneider
Composer: Sabio Janiak
Dramaturge: Lou Cope
Costume Design: Mickie Mannion
Costume Design: Bettina John & Elizabeth Barker
Photography: Camilla Greewell
Filmmaker: Kiraly Saint Claire
Our sold-out premiere of Free Falling at Sadler's Wells' Wild Card on Thu 27 & Fri 28 Oct were extremely successful.
Free Falling's reviews:
5* review form Londontheatre1.com
And now that moment has passed, I only wish to add that this is a most reflective and philosophical work, and to be commended. I hope this will not be the last time Free Falling is performed on the London stage.
A 5* review on Plays to See:
Free Falling is an elevating example of the work of a rare choreographer who knows what she wants and knows how to get it and then gives it to you.
Yakira does not so much create a performance as encapsulate a state of being. Free Falling is a subdued, almost hypnotic work, emphasised by composer Sabio Janiak’s equally soft and lulling music, but it is none the less engaging.
Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 Tour Dates:
Thu 26 Jan
Laban Theatre, London
020 8463 0100
Tue 31 Jan
0113 343 8730
Thu 9 Feb
0845 226 3510
Wed 22 Feb
The House, Plymouth University, Plymouth
01752 600 600
Tue 28 Feb
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
Thu 2 Mar
0117 947 7288