ATLAS BY ODDLY MOVING
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Atlas - 1 hour - 3 performers
Watch a short promo filmed during the ACE funded Research & Development at Worthing Theatres.
Oddly Moving will retell the Greek Myth of Atlas using circus (balancing, acro-balance, juggling), autobiographical story-telling, physical theatre, audience interaction, projections, object manipulation and a rudimentary understanding of physics to shine a light on the individual universes we each carry; our personal burden of what-ifs, joys, regrets and turning points.
Atlas, was punished by Zeus for leading an army against him, condemned to hold up the heavens for all eternity; a magnificent burden and Atlas is the only person strong enough to hold it. Oddly Moving’s hour long show looks at how we each manage the “weight” upon our shoulders - drawing on the personal stories of 3 circus performers. What happens if they let go?
Atlas is Oddly Moving’s second show, following the successful U.K. tour of debut show He Ain’t Heavy in 2018.
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