Currency: Europe's Best And Most Bonkers Performance

By Lindsey Last edited 58 months ago
Currency: Europe's Best And Most Bonkers Performance

"Dig My Jockey" Anna Maria Hakkinen & Jarko Partenen. Photo by Timo Wright.

We finally got a press release about contemporary dance that got us in the first line:

Currency festival brings the most bonkers performance from across Europe to the stage for a full-on four days that guarantee to entertain, provoke, and pleasure your senses.

Acknowledging that some of this stuff is pretty out-there, this year's Currency festival offers a variety of performance experiences to the curious punter over one evening in a £15 ticket. Feeling culturally adventurous? Try this:

  • Free talks unpacking the art and the jargon of dance and circus from 4pm (booking essential)
  • Hunt & Darton interactive pop-up cafe — where food meets art and surprising things happen — open from 6.30pm
  • 'Blind Dates' pairing choreographers and circus performers, who then create something at 7pm, 8pm and 8.30pm
  • Double bill of convention-defying European contemporary dance at 7.30pm and 9pm

Subject matter takes in "fetish and roleplay, alternative circus, absurd spectacle, beer drinking, balancing, flamenco and rock music" so go with an open mind and find out what's happening at the cutting edge of performance.

Currency festival takes place on 5 November, 8 November, 12 November and 15 November at The Place, just off Euston Road. Book online or in person.

Last Updated 20 October 2014