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

The project 

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.


On londondance:

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.


Free Falling will tour along side Air Hunger throughout 2017, for booking and information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 Tour Dates:  

Thu 26 Jan
Laban Theatre, London
020 8463 0100

Tue 31 Jan
stage@leeds, Leeds
0113 343 8730

Thu 9 Feb
Ffwrnes, Llanelli
0845 226 3510

Wed 22 Feb
The House, Plymouth University, Plymouth
01752 600 600

Tue 28 Feb
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
01476 406158

Thu 2 Mar
Circomedia, Bristol
0117 947 7288

Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 Tour Dates: 
Sunday 24th September
Thursday 12th October
Thursday 19th October
Saturday 25th November
Tuesday 28th November  
Sunday 21st January 2018
Thursday 28th March 2018 
Friday 4th May 2018
Thursday 10th May 2018 
Thursday 2nd August 2018
Teatri di vita, Bologna Italy as a part of The Heart Of England Festival 


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