Persephone at Rose Theatre Kingston

Persephone illustration by Leyla Rees

Katie and Leyla are directing and choreographing Circus Suburbia’s Youth Circus in a production of the Greek myth, Persephone. It will be performed at the Rose Theatre, Kingston as part of the International Youth Arts Festival 2013.

Circus Suburbia Youth Circus has trained in Surbiton since 2010. The company, aged 11 to 16, trains in aerial dance, acrobatics, juggling, unicycle and hula hoop; and uses performance spaces in innovative ways, working with narrative to create dynamic shows.

The myth of Persephone and her abduction by Hades is brought to life with circus, dance, projection and music in the company’s first indoor show. Circus Suburbia Youth Circus transforms the Rose Theatre’s cafe and main auditorium into the brutal and sometimes very human world of the Greek gods. It is a journey which explores what happens when love is taken by force, exploits the heights and corners of the theatre and creates beautiful imagery with circus skill and props.

Circus Suburbia is collaborating with Mary from Singing it Back and Florence from Leamington LAMP