Raven

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, theatre)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Central
  • 17:50
  • Aug 23-26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: Germany
  • Group: Chamäleon Productions in association with Aurora Nova
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 8 and above (8+)
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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Description

In this thrilling and humorous blend of circus and theatre, Berlin's all-female collective Still Hungry honestly confronts the challenges of modern motherhood. Made with creative support from award-winning director Bryony Kimmings, this contemporary circus piece uses stunning acrobatic skills and poignant storytelling to stage a captivating depiction of their own experiences. Warm, witty and deeply moving, Raven invites us to question any preconceived notions we might have about working mothers, women, and female circus artists. 'Artistic, spectacular and stirring' (Kulturradio, Germany).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp access from ground level. If not using the ramp there is 2 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Karla Parussel about 18 hours ago

Impressive acrobatic and contortionist skills. But also emotionally moving as the inner doubts and stresses of motherhood are played out during the performance. The ending was very sweet indeed and the applause at the end was genuinely heartfelt. Definitely one of the shows to remember.

Sian Albery 4 days ago

This is an amazing show. Moving, I cried at the end from the emotion of it. Physical theatre at its best. Don’t miss it!

Nick Cave 9 days ago

A beautiful, brilliant, moving and highly skilled meditation on motherhood, pride, personal inner conflict and getting older, with some truly amazing contortion, acro and aerial work. Massively recommended. Funny, heartfelt and honest

Jeffrey Deans 12 days ago

Truly brilliant, so well performed by 3 amazing acrobats but not only that but a storyline which was funny and true to life.
If you go to just one show go to this.

Lilian M. 16 days ago

Highly recommended. Beautiful acrobatics. Fantastic staging and storytelling. Raw, honest, and important. Made me laugh (loved the witty warm sense of humour) and cry. Loved it! Thanks to all involved.

Alex Williams 18 days ago

This show was beautiful and profound. It will stay with me for a long time. My daughter (8yrs) enjoyed the spectacle and the impressive acrobatics. For me, the raw realities of motherhood, when you have previously had another strong identity, are right there. Thank you for the journey, and especially for the uplifting ending.


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The Feminist Fringe (3/5 stars) about 4 hours ago

Through different physical theatre sequences the performers convey the many struggles that come with a mother. The physical theatre is performed beautifully and is impressive to watch.

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The List (4/5 stars) 1 day ago

The challenges of motherhood vs artistry...

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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 2 days ago

Raven is impressive, feminist and creative and is undoubtedly not one to miss out on.

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Fest (4/5 stars) 5 days ago

A brave and bold piece of contemporary circus, Raven is both darkly funny and brutally honest. Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries and Romy Seibt introduce themselves via voiceover. We learn that they are all performers—collectively, the Berlin based all-female collective, Still Hungry—in their 30’s and 40’s and that they are...

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Miro Magazine (5/5 stars) 5 days ago

A decision between career and kids, Raven grabs you where it hurts, twists until you bleed and then showers you with love afterwards.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 6 days ago

Raven’s three performers open the show demonstrating their superb acrobatic abilities one after the other. Under moody lighting and with melancholic electronic accompaniment, there's only a beaten-up sofa onstage to hint beyond the writhing aerial spectacle and acts of acute contortion going on. Watching these technical, clinical feats, you wonder...

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Total Theatre 6 days ago

So, what sort of a mother are you? Raven, woodpecker or eagle? Still Hungry’s collective of three artists – Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries and Romy Seibt – have come together to create innovative circus works that are ‘fresh, feminist, strong, and do not shy away from exploring personal themes...

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 9 days ago

In German culture, “Rabenmutter” – or raven mother – is a derogatory term for working mothers, deemed to care more about their jobs than their offspring. In ‘Raven’, the three performers demonstrate the ways they feel conflicted about their careers after becoming mothers. In a beautiful blend of acrobatics and...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 12 days ago

Anke, Lena and Romy are all dancer-acrobats.  They are also all mothers, wary – because they want to continue their careers – of being called “raven mothers”, the German pejorative phrase (with equivalents the world over) for women who are supposedly more interested in themselves than in their children....

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The Circus Diaries 13 days ago

I don’t have children, but I’m hoping I might, and this sort of performance, co-directed by Rachel Hameleers and with creative support from contemporary theatre powerhouse Bryony Kimmings, helps prepare women like me in a way that conventional presentations of blanket maternal delight and fulfilment simply can’t. And now there’s an audience for circus who are ready to see the super in the human, not just the fantasy superhuman.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 16 days ago

A raven mother, in German, is a neglectful one. One who values her own life, her own ability to fly, over that of her children’s. It’s a charge the three performers who created Raven with director Bryony Kimmings are deeply familiar with. After all, how could they possibly even want...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 17 days ago

A magnetic blend of acrobatics and dance, Raven is a show with a resonating message at its core that is only let down by a blight of creative indecision. As the three performers take to the stage (and the air), you are hypnotised by the whirlwind of movement they unleash....

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