LIFT lands the capital during the month of June every two years. The pioneering festival turns London into a stage, showcasing spectacular theatre, performance, song and dance from all corners of the world.
This year's LIFT is set to be the most ambitious yet, featuring work from 14 countries, including Argentina, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Canada, Japan, Australia, the USA, Lebanon and Syria. Over 30 events will be seen across the capital from an East End Cemetery to the Barbican and Hoxton Hall, from The Place to the Thames, and from the Royal Court and Sadler’s Wells to a Stratford car park.
We're particularly looking forward to the gothic circus in a cemetery in Mile End from acclaimed Australian company Circa, featuring electronic musician Lapalux amongst other specialist creatives.
Our top pick hails in from the east in a frenzy of sounds, bright colours and bold movements. Orchestrated by Tokyo-based artist and pop-idol Toco Nikaido, we have 'Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker' conveying Japanese subculture in all it's glory. Expect props-a-plenty, shouting, chanting and frenetic engergy in the ultimate festival fiasco.
Tickets range in prices, with standard Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker tickets at £18 which can be purchased from the LIFT website.
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