Circa and the Debussy Quartet present Opus

February 21, 2014

This week Circa and the Debussy String Quartet present Opus (photo: Justin Nicholas)
Opus runs at London's Barbican until 22 February 2014 (photo: Justin Nicholas)
The production is directed by Yaron Lifschitz (photo: Justin Nicholas)
Opus has at its core three of Shostakovich’s string quartets (photo: Justin Nicholas)
The Shostakovich works are performed live by the Debussy Quartet, who are sometimes blindfolded (photo: Herve All)
As the works are performed, 14 acrobats spin and tumble around the stage (photo: Loll Willems)
This is the fourth time the Barbican has brought Circa, an Australian company, to London (photo: Herve All)

This week contemporary circus group Circa teams with the Debussy String Quartet at London’s Barbican to present the UK premiere of Opus. Directed by Yaron Lifschitz, the production has at its core three of Shostakovich’s string quartets, performed live by the Debussy Quartet, as 14 acrobats tumble and spin around the stage. The production runs until Saturday 22 February 2014.

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