LIFT Festival, London 2018 highlights
Brooklyn Academy of Music's artistic director David Binder heads up an exciting LIFT 2018 programme, celebrating a whole world of talent and innovation with a series of shows installations and premieres taking place all around London.
'We want to offer an antidote to the recent times, giving chances to celebrate our diverse communities, dispel seeded fears and confront preconceptions,' Binder says.
'From the iconic buildings, renowned stages and unusual, hidden spaces in which our festival takes place, we welcome global citizens to create work as a signifier to everyone; whether you were born here, have made it your home or are just passing through, you belong here.'
Highlights include performance art from a flock of LED-lit pigeons, a new immersive adventure from Punchdrunk and a ghost-train experience through Kings Cross.
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's ageless hero, Creation (Pictures for Dorian) brings together old and young performers to consider beauty, vanity, power and self-esteem.
British/German arts collective and LIFT regulars Gob Squad are known for audacious performances — now they are challenging our ideas about ageing.