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Angels to watch over us in Worthing as Grafton Car Park hosts free outdoor circus show on Saturday 12th August

Released: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Angels wings are appearing all over town foretelling of a spectacular, unearthly visit to Worthing next month.

First the wings appeared on the sides of buildings so that people could be photographed between them. Then they began to appear on the floor urging people to gather for the visit.

And people working in shops and on the streets were spotted wearing wings as part of the message that the angels were coming.

It's all part of a cutting edge publicity drive by Worthing Theatres to showcase a dramatic piece of outdoor circus taking place at the Grafton car park on Saturday 12th August 2017 at 12:30pm and 3pm.

The Grafton, already the scene of a widely acclaimed art project this summer called Right Now, will host a newly commissioned piece of circus work created by the Kate Lawrence Vertical Dance company on Saturday 12th August at 12:30pm and 3pm.

Inspired by Wim Wender's 1987 cult film Wings of Desire, 'Host' is a new creation for Circomedia students that has been choreographed by Kate as part of Worthing Theatres groundbreaking Summer of Circus.

Vertical dance is an exciting, emerging form of dance that typically uses rock climbing equipment to suspend dancers off the ground on a range of vertical surfaces.

It takes place in a variety of locations, from theatres and their foyers to the outside of buildings and rock faces.

Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence (VDKL) are one of a limited, but growing number of companies worldwide specialising in this new dance genre.

As part of the project, the wings art installations have been temporarily spray-painted onto walls throughout Worthing town centre. The artwork were being produced by local artist Will Blood using non-corrosive and non-toxic spray, and will make fun photo opportunities for local residents and tourists.

Amanda O'Reilly, Head of Culture for Adur & Worthing Councils, says:

“It's a pleasure to be working with one of the most exciting dance companies in the industry on a project as thrilling as this. Combining art and vertical dance, we're always looking to commission ambitious projects to add to our vibrant town's cultural offering, so make sure you keep looking up and don't miss this truly exceptional outdoor experience as part of our Summer of Circus.”

'Host' is a free non-ticketed outdoor event and spectators will be asked to stand on the Worthing promenade opposite Grafton Car Park to enjoy the experience. For more information visit the Worthing Theatres website. You can also follow the campaign at #wingsinworthing.

(PR17-104)

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