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Joli Vyann

Southbank Centre's
Purcell Room

London Premiere
Wed 22 - Thu 23 Jan

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60 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 7+
£18 (limited concessions apply)
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£3 online, £3.50 by phone.
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Tel: 020 3879 9555

After-show discussion:
Wed 22 Jan

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"Their mix of dance, acrobatics and theatre is breathtaking. The risk factor is high and the story told to emotionally charged effect"

Exeunt Magazine


We all breathe from the moment we are born to the moment we die, it’s a universal shared experience. Joli Vyann’s new show Anima portrays the delicate connection between two people and takes us on a journey, from the cradle to the grave, through an intimate look at the simple, yet constant, act of breathing.

How does breath affect our emotions? Our physicality? Our very being? The two performers and a live Taiko drummer push themselves to the limits of their physicality - using dance, circus, voice and wind instruments - their breath literally becomes the soundscape for the performance - in a unique blend of dance and acrobatics.

Founded in 2012, Joli Vyann is a South West England dance-circus company directed by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke. Anima will be its third production to feature at LIMF.

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"Pushes aside the boundaries between acrobatics and dance with intelligence and impressive skill"

The Guardian

Joli Vyann


Presented in association with
Southbank Centre

Choreographed & Directed by Joli Vyann
Performed by Jan Patzke - Olivia Quayle (Joli Vyann) & Nao Masuda
Produced by Turtle Key Arts - Holly Cameron-Jennings
Live Music and Original Composition - Nao Masuda
featuring didgeridoo tracks by Laurent Suara
Lighting Design - Tim Slater (The Point)
Photos: Daniel Keckes
ANIMA is co-commissioned by The Point, Eastleigh and supported by DEDA, Circomedia, Seachange Arts, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth & Lighthouse Poole.
Joli Vyann are supported by Arts Council England.