Circus and dance tell a tale of seaman’s curse

Circus and dance tell a tale of seaman's curse
Circus and dance tell a tale of seaman's curse

A mix of circus, dance and theatre based on Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and co-commissioned by the National Theatre, comes to Salford’s Lowry arts centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Rime tells the haunting tale of a groom-to-be, a ship’s crew and the consequences of killing an albatross, using a combination of acrobatics, Chinese pole, ropes and flips, drawn together by one of the UK’s freshest new circus companies.

Premiered to rave reviews at London’s Roundhouse in April 2012, it has been performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the National Theatre’s Watch This Space festival, and Camp Bestival but this is the first large-scale tour.

Artistic director Tim Lenkiewicz began his career in circus more than 15 years ago, and has since travelled the globe as a performer andteacher.

Having trained at both London’s Circus Space and the Kiev State College for Circus and 
Variety Arts, his storytelling combines circus with dance, theatre and technology.

Rime runs for 60 minutes and is suitable for all ages. Tickets £16, box office 0843 2086000 or www.thelowry.com.