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Amaluna: Cirque du Soleil’s Invitation to a Mysterious Island

Due to huge demand, Cirque du Soleil has returned to the Royal Albert Hall this year with Amaluna, their visually astonishing retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a tale of castaway romance filled with the jaw-dropping performances and mind-blowing acrobats Cirque du Soleil artists are so well known for. Written and directed by Diane Paulus, it is a celebration of love, and a tribute to the work and voices of women, with female performers making up the band and the majority of the cast.

This year, Amaluna features two brand new acts never-before-seen in the UK: the astonishing Banquine and the mesmerising Unicycles. Don’t miss the aerial straps suspended from the Carousel over the audience with artists flying out at high velocity through 360 degrees; young men launching themselves from the teeterboard high into the air, twisting and turning at high-speed, their work on the uneven bars a theatrical version of the classic gymnastic routine; or Miranda playing in the water-bowl, performing a challenging hand-balancing routine.

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Amaluna is on until Sunday 26th February, at the Royal Albert Hall Main Auditorium. You can also upgrade your show: be amongst the few to step backstage and explore the island of Amaluna, including a meet and greet with the artists after the show. Or add a tour through the Hall’s history and stunning architecture, enjoying a delicious meal in the charming Verdi – Italian Kitchen before the evening performance.

Buy your tickets here.

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.