“Alone we go faster; together we go further…”

Returning to London for the first time since 2010, French Compagnie XY, widely regarded as one of the leading contemporary circus companies in the world, bring their spectacular new show It’s Not Yet Midnight… to the Roundhouse for its UK premiere. With their unique voice and highly advanced skills, XY continue to push boundaries in the creation of poetic and awe-inspiring spectacles.

With 20 acrobats onstage, this show is a call to work together, to be watchful and to look out for one another, an antithesis to our individualistic society. It’s Not Yet Midnight… embraces the fleeting, exhilarating moment of euphoria, the state of weightlessness and then the inevitable fall that is part of the daily life of an acrobat.

Marcus Davey, Artistic Director at the Roundhouse, comments: I went to see It’s Not Yet Midnight… in Paris a couple of weeks after the Bataclan tragedy. The city still felt raw and on edge, and tensions were high as we walked into a tent in Parc La Villette. What we saw was a supreme act of resistance, a call to arms and a radical and poetic response to the problems our world is currently facing. With no text and stunning choreography, the company propose a way of working together, of taking responsibility for society and being more than an individual.

Their hand to hand … their takeoffs, their five-storey human towers, the care with which they ensure the landing of their somersaults describes an ideal world where risk-taking, generosity and solidarity rule the roost

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