Why stage Illuminations with circus artists?

Since January, Struan Leslie has been at the National Centre for Circus Arts working with a hand picked ensemble of circus performers. They’ve been devising the moves and sequences that will accompany and “illuminate” the music the creative team have picked to go with Britten’s song cycle. In this video Struan explains why circus goes so well with that music and you can see some of the moves that are being prepared by the group.

Struan’s also been tweeting about the sessions:

Illuminations is on sale for all from 23 February, and you can book online for the performances on Friday 10, Sunday 12 & Monday 13 June 2016.