Following the success of our first ‘Circuit’ last October, The Lowry’s iconic waterside setting becomes the stage again for three more of the most exciting new outdoor dance and circus productions.
Upswing’s Catch Me, Jamaal O’Driscoll’s ONE% and Mimbre’s Lifted will all be performed as you journey on a 360 degree, 60 minute journey around the outside of the building.
Upswing: Catch Me
Catch Me is an intimate and surprising take on age, race and gender. An older woman and younger man dance together through a landscape of abandoned chairs, discovering joy, risk and unexpected connections in a poignant duet.
A poetic mix of dance and acrobatics, Catch Me asks how we see each other and who we value.
Jamaal O’Driscoll: ONE%
ONE% is a 15 minute dance performance featuring the dynamic rawness of breakin’. Two b-boys with colliding mental states respond to the energy of society around them, moving through emotions that can often be misunderstood.
Exploring the battle between two sides of the same psyche, ONE% sees the dancers coming up against each other - not in combat, but in wary uncertainty. Poignant themes of duality of the mind and the importance of mental health awareness drive the work, to convey the power of emotion, intensity and despair through movement and music.
Performed by West Midlands based artists Jamaal O’Driscoll and Marius Mates.
Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn't want to be carried. Or when three people find the perfect balance.
Lifted is supported by Without Walls and Arts Council England, and commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival.
Will the show be performed outside or is there cover for the audience?
The performance will take place outside in all weathers. There will be limited cover for the audience or performers. We ask that audiences do not use umbrellas to avoid blocking the view of other members of the audience.
How far and how long will I have to walk?
You will need to walk around 400m around the building in the course of the 60 min performance. This will be a flat, accessible, safe and secure route. Lowry team members will be present to host and direct. If you have access requirements or limited mobility, please let Box Office know when booking.
Will there be seating to watch the show?
Audiences will be standing. There will be limited seating provided for rest periods. There will be space to accommodate all mobility tools and requirements. Please advise at time of booking if seating, mobility tool or wheelchair space is required.
Can I bring my own chair (for comfort rather than mobility)?
We ask that you do not bring your own seating / folding stool etc. This is to ensure the safety of all the audience in the event of evacuation.
What happens if the weather is bad?
The performance will take place in all but the most extreme weather conditions. Please dress accordingly. We recommend bringing warm clothes, waterproofs with hoods and layers.
Decisions about cancelling performances due to extreme weather conditions, may not be made until one hour prior to the performance start time, as conditions can change at the last minute. In the event of extreme weather conditions which prevents the performance taking place safely, the company and venue will contact you as soon as possible. Please make sure you have supplied your contact phone number and email at the point of booking. If the weather is forecast to be, deteriorating or bad, we recommend that you check your emails and phone messages before setting off for the venue.
For what age of person is the show suitable?
We recommend the performances for ages 12+.
Will there be any bad language or offensive content?
Is the performance accessible?
The audience space is accessible by a flat route for those using a mobility tool.
Will there be any content unsuitable for people with sensory sensibilities?
The performance is in daylight and will include loud soundscapes.
Is there an interval?
No, there will be no interval.
Will I be able to leave and be re-admitted?
Yes. Team members will facilitate your safe exit from the performance space.
You may have to wait to be re-admitted for a suitable moment in the show, and therefore miss parts of the performance.
Will latecomers be admitted?
Yes. Team members will facilitate your entrance and will need to complete all appropriate checks before you enter. You may have to wait to be admitted for a suitable moment in the show, and therefore miss parts of the performance.
Can I take photographs and / or film during the event?
Photography and filming is allowed ONLY up to the start and after the end of the performance. Photography and filming is NOT allowed during the live performance.
Will there be access to toilets?
Toilets are available in The Lowry Outlet Mall, across the plaza from The Lowry building. Please allow at least 15 minutes to visit these facilities. Please note that The Lowry building will not be open to the public.
Will there be any refreshments available to purchase?
There will be no refreshments onsale. We recommend bringing a refillable water bottle. NB the live performance is 60 minutes long. No picnics or alcoholic or general beverages will be allowed.
Will I have to wear a mask / face covering during the performance?
The venue requires all audience members to observe Covid 19 safety guidance. Following government guidelines, these may include checks of your temperature, contact details, tickets, face covering or mask, hand sanitisation. Full information of the safety requirements will be provided in the pre-event email you receive in advance as well as on your arrival. Please make sure you supply your contact email and phone number when booking.