DEC 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Circus Phoenix To Stun The City
acrobat strapped to a giant helium balloon will start a circus
extravaganza as performers trip the light fantastic to usher in the
New Year in Coventry.
acrobats and performance artistes will be amazing the crowds when
they appear on the Priory Stage by Coventry Cathedral on 31 December
Phoenix will be kicked off by the Heliosphere (right), an 18ft
helium balloon, from which an acrobat is suspended.
will open the show by making its way down Bayley Lane to the Priory
recently in the Millennium Dome and at the UEFA Cup Final, Rugby
World Cup and George Harrison's birthday party, the Heliosphere will
make a dramatic start to the contemporary circus show.
the Heliosphere near the Cathedral steps will be the Spurting Man, a
two man theatrical show where a statue-like performer and his
hapless assistant spray water from their costumes into the crowd.
on-stage entertainment starts at 6.30pm with jugglers Feeding the
Fish (right), who create complex juggling patterns with lit clubs in
dancers Pyromania will then follow, showing of their own brand of
theatrical dance bound by wires of light.
troupe Mimbre (left) will bring the show to a finale with an
energetic acrobatic display.
Hoole, Head of Events for organisers Coventry and Warwickshire
have pulled some of the country's top performers together for what
will be a fantastic visual spectacle with a full-on sound track.
New Year's Eve event will be as much about performance as it is
Phoenix is part of a 13-hour programme of free family entertainment
in the city centre for New Years Eve 2000.
show is followed on the same stage at 9pm by a set from the 2-Tone
Collective, which includes original members from The Selecter, The
Specials and The Beat.
[05 DEC 00] MILLENNIUM BEACON
TO BE LIT IN COVENTRY