Ship Building by Certain Blacks and Svalbard

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Ship Building by Certain Blacks and Svalbard

This project aims to delight and inspire. ‘Ship Building’ is an immersive Circus pop-up experience that’s currently in development from Certain Blacks and Svalbard.

This development project is designed to change with our times and will make use of music, live art, circus and performance focused on where we have been and where we are going. The performance pieces will also be screened online so audiences can experience the excitement from their own homes as well as in the Royal Docks.

Shipbuilding is an R&D project funded by Join the Docks and the Royal Docks team, more information will be coming soon, so please watch this space!

On 6 December at 4pm, stream Braintown, an exciting new original site-specific performance featuring music, contemporary dance, circus and cinema, showing live online from the atmospheric Lightship Vessel 93.

Braintown has been created by performance company Svalbard in collaboration with Deadbeat Films and is produced by Certain Blacks as part of its research and development project, Ship Building. The performance will take place onboard the iconic Lightship 93, a former Trinity House lighthouse boat moored in Royal Victoria Dock in the Royal Docks.

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