Children's Shows Dance & Physical Music Theatre

Saturday 13 December 2014 in London

By | Published on Sunday 7 December 2014

Omar Souleyman

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

DANCE/MUSIC: Vuong 10 | Rich Mix | 13 Dec
Choreographers Nina Kov and Catarine Carvalho’s ‘Vuong 10’, which was originally chosen by Wayne McGregor for his ‘Randomworks’ showcase, examines the ‘yearning for physical affinity in a digital age’ via the interactions of two dancers. The performance has a live score by Polar Bear’s Leafcutter John and violinist Max Baillie. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Just Jam Live w/ Omar Souleyman + JME + Big Narstie + General Levi | Barbican | 13 Dec (pictured)
Online channel and live-streaming hype-machine Just Jam hosts Syrian pop idol Omar Souleyman, grime stars JME, Big Narstie, Mumdance and Novelist, ragga MC General Levi and glitchy dance types Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) and Brian Degraw (Gang Gang Dance) for a ‘do-over’ of an identical event that was cancelled earlier this year. All acts will play sets in typical Just Jam style (only up-scaled onto giant screens for HD viewing), with wobbly camerawork and bright green-screen visuals, which will be specially commissioned by a range of digital artists. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE/KIDS: Nigel & Louise’s Basement Grotto | Shoreditch Town Hall | until 24 Dec
A non-sickly and slightly odd Christmas grotto dreamt up by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari (of acclaimed ‘Boy Who Climbed Out Of His Face’-makers Shunt), this special Santa’s den is only enterable by a magic portal linking straight to the North Pole. The family-friendly experience will repeating itself four times a day between 10.30am and 5.30pm, all the way to Xmas Eve; whilst Friday and Saturday nights are designed for adults only, and hosted by the likes of theatre shock tactician Christopher Brett-Bailey and Rob Salmon. Details and tickets here.

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