• Mathurin Bolze and Hedi Thabet: Ali

    Mathurin Bolze and Hedi Thabet, Ali | Photo: Christophe Raynaud De Lage

    It's good news all round to see circus programmed under the Dance Umbrella, and especially as the piece in question is Mathurin Bolze and Hedi Thabet's Ali, which Sideshow saw a few years ago when it appeared at the London International Mime Festival. If you've seen Bolze's Du Goudron et des Plumes, then Ali is almost the opposite: a stripped down piece on a bare stage, with one hanging light, that plays with the visual metaphors of two men who have three legs between them. Note that tickets are just £5 (it's a short piece) and come free with some Umbrella shows.