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Brighton Festival Fringe collaborate with Zap Art for Fringe City 2011

Brighton Visitor
  • On March 31, 2011

Brighton Festival Fringe have teamed up with internationally renowned creative producers Zap Art for this year’s Fringe City, a FREE street event taking place on three Saturdays throughout the festival.

New Road and Pavilion Gardens will be taken over by a giant helium balloon, dancers and daredevil acrobats as Fringe City 2011 promises to be the biggest and most adventurous yet.

Fringe acts will still be coming down to promote their events throughout the Cultural Quarter, but we’ve also joined up with Zap Arts to present an amazing programme of street theatre and performances on May 7, 21 and 28.

Collaborators Zap Art have a strong history of creating crowd-pulling, avant-garde street theatre, which challenges the way in which art is perceived and experienced. They provide a unique channel for cultural innovation and leave behind them an inspiring legacy.

Dave Reeves of Zap Art said: “Zap Art are delighted to be producing Fringe City and being a part of the Brighton Festival Fringe. We have put together a programme we hope people will love, with some amazing acts from all over the globe. We want everyone to be able to get involved, so as well as bringing some incredible spectacles like the Heliosphere and street artists like the Grand Theatre of Lemmings, we’ve included the ‘Let’s Dance’ day to encourage people to come down and join in the fun.”

Fringe City is perfect for families and kids. With such a wide array of exceptional performances there’s bound to be something for everyone.

We ask you to hold on to your hats on May 7 as acrobats swoop from the sky at the Fringe City Launch with The Dream Engine’s Heliosphere exploring the unchartered space between street level and rooftops.

Then expect the unexpected as New Road is brought to life by Hit The Streets on May 21 with comedy capers, musical virtuosos and slapstick humour unfolding before your very eyes.

And don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes on May 28 as Fringe City celebrates the best of music and dance with Let’s Dance. Try your hand – or should that be feet – at capoeira, break dancing or the Irish jig and enjoy the wide range of performances on offer.