How Like an Angel (25 -28 June)
This summer, as part of Beyond Barbican – a series of pop-up events and collaborations across east London – Circa and I Fagiolini perform How Like An Angel at the historic London church St Bartholomew the Great in West Smithfield.
Six acrobats ascend, contort and tumble in an ethereal display of physical daring, accompanied by a live vocal performance. Sublime music soars as bodies are pushed to their limits amid the architectural grandeur of the 12th-century church. Circa’s exhilarating brand of contemporary circus meets the exquisite sound of vocal ensemble I Fagiolini in a show which celebrates the atmosphere of St Bartholomew the Great. The audience navigates its spaces to follow awe-inspiring feats of strength and movement, lifted by the harmonies of choral repertoire drawn from the 11th to 20th centuries.