8 Jan - 1 Feb 2014
Welcome to LIMF 2014; twenty-five days of innovative, eye-opening, contemporary visual theatre from the Czech Republic, France, Holland, Italy and the UK. With 8 UK premieres and 6 London premieres, the festival, as always, introduces a large programme of new work to the Capital that will challenge, excite and inspire.
Opening with Compagnie Non Nova's magical manipulation of air, and identity, in two strikingly contrasting productions, the festival presents thought-provoking work exploring issues relevant today. Cutting edge and essentially wordless, circus-theatre, illusion, masks, extraordinary puppetry, and powerful movement are the distinctive media through which the festival’s many stories are told. No shortage of pure entertainment either, with Jakop Ahlbom and Alamo Race Track’s brilliant homage to silent movies, Philippe Genty’s dreamworld flights of fantasy, and France’s award-winning Cocorico.
Start your new year with unusual theatre, created by some of Europe’s most original and talented artists - welcome to LIMF 2014!
As ever we offer a big thank you to all of the festival’s performers, to our venue colleagues, collaborators and supporters, and as a National Portfolio Organisation we gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Council England.
Joseph Seelig and Helen Lannaghan