Northern Stage’s NORTH Takeover: The Art of Cuddling and Other Things

CIRC Motif

Dance & Physical Theatre
06 Feb, 07 Feb
Crescent - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:15
£13.00
1hr 00m
12+
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Northern Stage’s NORTH Takeover: The Art of Cuddling and Other Things

Do you remember the last time you were held? Like really held?

I don’t mean that awkward quick wrap of the arms we feel we need to do when greeting someone, or that weird mistimed was it a hug or handshake business. I mean really held. Yeah, Me neither.

The truth is I think we're scared. We are scared to touch, to hold, to be held, to give in, to let go. Why is it that in a world where we are the most "connected" we feel the most alone?

What if what we are missing isn’t a pill to swallow or a pillow to scream in? What if all we need is a cuddle? In fact, human touch releases a cocktail of chemicals in our brain which contributes to reduced anxiety levels, immune support, reduced blood pressure and lowers cortisol levels.

“The Art of Cuddling and Other Things.” explores topics such as human touch, connection, loneliness and isolation using high level acrobatics, dance and theatre. Combining artforms to produce images that allow us to look into ourselves and each other.

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About CIRC Motif

Circ Motif is a North East based contemporary circus theatre company that combines high quality physical skills with evocative narratives, creating next generational story telling. This new innovative circus theatre company collaborates with artists of a variety of mediums to build strong ensemble work to deliver originality and diversity in their performances.

The company are in their first year of development but have quickly established themselves as “a company to watch” [Tracey Sinclair, Exeunt Magazine] within the North East arts sector and have proven popular with audiences with their “feats of poetic, jaw dropping circus.” [Audience feedback, 2018].

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Credits

DIRECTOR : Daniel Liddiard
PRODUCER & PERFORMER : Hannah Thompson
MUSICIAN & COMPOSER : Josef Edwards
CIRCUS PERFORMER : Ross Taylor
CIRCUS PERFORMER : Joshua Smith

Northern Stage’s NORTH Takeover: The Art of Cuddling and Other Things

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Northern Stage’s NORTH Takeover: The Art of Cuddling and Other Things

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Press & Reviews

"CIRC Motif's response to a national epidemic of isolation, depression & anxiety, took us on a journey of our emotions. A lot to laugh at, introspection and audience despair. I walked away knowing the importance of staying human." ★★★★★ THE CRACK MAGAZINE 2019

"The small and incredibly talented cast of four, bring a unique perspective on what it means to be human. Brave and experimental show that questions our perceptions towards our relationships and connection with others. Something pure & raw" ★★★★ NARC. MAGAZINE 2019

Northern Stage’s NORTH Takeover: The Art of Cuddling and Other Things

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