Simple Cypher presents Roll Play

02 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021

Various times

30 minutes

This is a free event

This event is part of a timed programme 

Sat 2 Oct @ 1.30pm & 6pm

Sun 3 Oct @ 12.55pm & 4.30pm

Centenary Square


Prepare to be amazed by the explosive tricks and artful dexterity of Simple Cypher’s newest outdoor production Roll Play.

Simple Cypher Photo By Andu Kaprar
Simple Cypher Photo By Andu Kaprar

Three performers blur the boundaries between hip hop and circus, using intricate moves and virtuosic agility to give a captivating, cheeky and effortlessly cool performance. 

A folding bench is the meeting point for three strangers from different walks of life; a park bench, a bus stop, a waiting room. What unfolds is a series of playful interactions challenging identity, status and societal roles. Divisions between class, race and education are shattered as the characters go on a journey of building trust, lending support and discovering connections between one another.  

Simple Cypher fuse circus and hip hop to create new, uplifting experiences. Simple Cypher is a company built through the foundations of Hip Hop and Circus. Style, originality and unity are key fundamentals of Hip Hop culture and have a profound influence on the work the company creates.  

Roll Play is supported by Without Walls, Arts Council England, 101 Outdoor Arts, Déda and Stratford Circus Arts Centre 

Key Information

Duration
30 minutes
Dates
02 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021
Costs
FREE
Recommended For
Location

Centenary Square

Welcome to Birmingham International Dance Festival at Centenary Square from 30 Sept - 3 Oct

Enjoy our programme of FREE Family-Friendly shows and workshops. Drop-in or come for the day - there is no need to book for most events.

To keep everyone Covid -19 safe we will be following safety measures. See here for details

Entry to our site in Centenary Square will be free but a limited capacity will be in place that will be monitored by a large team of experienced stewards.  Entry may be staggered to avoid bottlenecks and overcrowding.

We will be encouraging customers to gather or sit in bubbles at 1m distancing

No alcohol or glass is allowed on site. Picnics / your own food is permitted.

Limited seating is available but is not bookable in advance. Our priority seating is designed to be easily accessible for audience members who need them. These seats are intended for:

  • People with restricted mobility
  • Seniors
  • Pregnant people
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