Theatrical spectacular spheres entertain Doncaster people outside popular theatre

Over 900 people attended the event where performers entertained the crowds from inside a giant inflatable ball.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 1:39 pm

The magical Music of Spheres event took place on Sir Nigel Gresley Square on June 19.

Hosted by Cast the theatrical performances were enjoyed by over 900 people over the course of the day.

Deborah Rees, Director of Cast, said: “It’s brilliant that we’ve been able to get audiences back to Cast in a safe and spectacular way.

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The performance was seen by over 900 people.
The performance was seen by over 900 people.

“By subsidizing the cost of tickets, making them free to the public, Music of the Spheres allowed us the opportunity to say thank you to the people of the borough for supporting us throughout lockdown, as we look to reopen fully in the coming months.”

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Guests sat in socially distanced groups across the square whilst enjoying the artistic event.

Each performance started with dancers and musicians within land-based spheres moving around the audience - a perfect way for a performance to be socially distanced as well as a visual treat.

The performer is inside the ball.

The show featured performances on unusual and sculptural instruments from around the world.

The grand finale, composed and played by Simon Desorgher on the flute, was a giant sphere the size of a four storey building, with aerial dancer Claire Crook inside, spinning and spiralling on silks suspended from the centre.

Cast is currently open for a season of socially distanced events, before reopening at full capacity on August 1.

There was also live music.

You can find out more about their upcoming performances and events by clicking this link.

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