From Our Artistic Director: Magical Moments from 2018

After the last event of the season and as we look forward to the new year, it is always tempting to think back to our favourite moments of the last year.  Here are our 10 Magic Moments of 2018!

1         The season opened with Akademi’s classic, Sufi Zen – beautiful, reflective mix of Bharatnatyam and contemporary dance

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 2         Fillage – amazing new circus and live music from young Belgian company, Sur Mesure

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3         Strong hip-hop dance on a cage from Cie Dyptik from Marseilles

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4         Powerful and political retelling of the events that sparked the Arab Spring by trailblazing Catalan company, Insectotropics 

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5         Gorgeous aerial circus and live music at dusk by young French company, Cirque Rouages

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6         The night the moon fell out of the sky (according to one young audience member)

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7         Dramatic, affecting dance about what happens when mental illness takes hold of someone close – from Manchester-based Company Chameleon

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8         Man and machine.  Dancers and a digger.  Unforgettable.

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9             The annual Winter Lights parade when Hounslow comes together to light up the dark nights

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10          Dinosaurs – prehistoric beasts on Hounslow High Street.  Magic.

Huge thanks to our wonderful resident photographer, Vipul Sangoi, for most of these images.

Also to John Montgomerie for the photo of Witness This by Company Chameleon

And an even bigger thank you to our incredible stewards and tech team who brave rain, shine, wind, hail and everything in between to bring great outdoor arts to Hounslow.

Over and out and see you next year!