Art & Culture
Music of the Spheres
Bubbles have been a familiar concept during the pandemic, but this is one you’ve never seen before. Music of the Spheres will see performers in huge transparent globes move through the audience and float on the water of the docks, with musicians, aerial performers, lights and smoke inside them.
Each of the three shows on 4 September begins with dancers and musicians moving through the audience in land-based Spheres. Then, open your ears to performances on unusual and sculptural instruments from around the world as musicians play under a large sculptural canopy.
The grande finale sees Simon Desorgher perform a piece of flute music he’s composed especially for this occasion, based on a theme from Debussy’s La Mer. His performance is transmitted to Eye Music Trust co-Director, Lawrence Casserley who transforms the sound into a whole orchestra on his computer from inside a transparent Dome.
As the music plays, a giant Sphere the size of a four-storey building is launched onto the Docks with aerial dancer Claire Crook inside, spinning and spiralling on silks suspended from the centre. The Sphere performs a ballet on the lake as it moves over the surface of the water controlled by the Eye Music technical team.
A dazzling show that will capture your imagination, this will be a highlight of the summer.
All events and activities will adhere to the Government’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Regular updates are also provided to organisers to ensure all events and activities are adhering to the most recent Government Coronavirus guidance and restrictions
For your visit
Places To Stay
Aloft London ExCeL
Four-star Marriott hotel with a dockside restaurant terrace, wood-lined interiors, and a striking skyline.
Emirates Air Line
This cable car flying between the Royal Docks and North Greenwich offers panoramic views of the river.
Food & Drink
Welcoming wine bar just outside the ExCeL centre, with continental salad, pizza, and sandwiches.
Madge Gill: Nature in Mind
Encounter the works of one of Britain’s most revered Outsider artists in an open air ‘gallery’ in the Royal Docks.
ARGH! Mateys by UCL’s Connected Environment Lab
Self-guided trail across the Royal Docks & Online.