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LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, LOVE explores the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people. The international cast of 60 channels a raw, youthful energy underscored by aerial performance, extreme sports and urban, freestyle dance.

Acts

Come Together

Come Together

This sensual dance is an unbridled release of sexual energy, wrapped in a political statement of the times. It’s an exhibition of free love in rebellion of the accepted conventions of order.
Get Back

Get Back

The bombastic pulse of the Abbey Road drum solo fires the story forward from Liverpool to The Beatles' farewell concert. An explosion of energy, light and color bursts onto the stage powered by The Beatles' rock anthem, "Get Back." Nostalgia of the 1960s is juxtaposed with newfangled dance styles -- "House" and "Jacking" -- and an unusual bungee tête-a-tête, as the celebration barrels toward an unsuspecting conclusion.
Gnik Nus/ Something

Gnik Nus/ Something

Introduced by "Sun King" played backwards, this sensual choreography shows how fleeting and fragile love can be. Set to the classic tune "Something," a young male solo dancer is tantalized by four women who fly in and out of his reach.
Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

This tranquil moment of enlightenment is the climax of the psychedelic trip, bridging Western values and Eastern culture. Inspired by the dance of Krishna, four female artists perform aerial contortion and yoga in a garden of contemplative light, evoking the spiritual journey taken by The Beatles and their new-found state of consciousness.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

The trip continues with the glittering daughter of the heavens, Lucy, soaring through the air in this aerial contortion number. Connecting with the earthy Fireman who keeps her aloft, Lucy lets her hair down and rejoices in this moment of exaltation.
Octopus’s Garden

Octopus’s Garden

The surreal voyage takes a plunge into the Octopus’s Garden where a host of characters from the show accompanied by marine creatures perform a slow-motion aquatic ballet. Watch for images of Ringo Starr in the projections as he bubbles through this underwater world.
Revolution/ Back in the U.S.S.R.

Revolution/ Back in the U.S.S.R.

In this energetic trampoline performance, long-haired free-spirits playfully attempt to tame and jostle the authorities with their daring, fast-paced acrobatics.
Rock ’n’ Roll Run (Twist and Shout/ I Want to Hold Your Hand/ Drive My Car)

Rock ’n’ Roll Run (Twist and Shout/ I Want to Hold Your Hand/ Drive My Car)

An ode to the earlier years of The Beatles Rock ‘n’Roll roots, this section is a roller coaster ride of popular hits of the new “fever” that outraged the establishment and ear marked the beginnings of the craze that became “Beatlemania” across the globe. It begins with “Twist and Shout” and the character of Sugar Plum Fairy bringing the new music to the stage, infecting everyone with a new rhythm, then continues into the upbeat acrobatic number of "I Want to Hold Your Hand," followed by a medley of "Drive My Car," "What You’re Doing" and "The Word," signaling the euphoric onslaught of this new “Beatlemania.” Crazed fans and screaming groupies bombard the stage in a flurry of acrobatic activity. Teeter boards and trampoline beds launch the ensemble to new heights just as these early hits launched The Beatles to astronomical fame.
Sgt. Pepper

Sgt. Pepper

In this explosion of joy, artists soar on latex tubes and Korean ropes as the entire cast revels in “Beatlemania” euphoria with the audience.
Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields

Assembled around a mysterious piano, Doctor Robert introduces his companions on this unique journey to an unusual tea drinking ritual. A euphemistic stimulant launches them and the show itself on a psychedelic trip. The surreal "Strawberry Fields" is underscored in the closing stages by "Penny Lane," "In My Life," "Piggies" and "Hello Goodbye.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

A female dancer ponders the sad loneliness of unrequited love. She contemplates her past in a soulful dance, remembering love lost but not forgotten in a world where the search goes on to find her true love. Accompanied by a hand drawn visual, they dance together in a world outlined with elements of everyday life.
Yesterday

Yesterday

Reminiscent melancholy rooted in the love that once was and the longing of what could be, a trapeze duet floating through the lyrics of Paul McCartney as his presence serenades them from above.

Characters

Doctor Robert

Doctor Robert

A doctor of mysterious character, and not necessarily of medicine. A gracious host, he gladly supplies "tea" to unsuspecting drinkers and encourages them to take leaps of faith into new and sometimes intoxicating ventures.
Father McKenzie

Father McKenzie

An old preacher indignant about change, Father McKenzie is frustrated that his world is crumbling and his sermons are not heard, deafened in large part by the new age of Rock' n’ Roll.
Groupies

Groupies

The age of Rock 'n’ Roll infected no youths more than the Groupies – girls unleashed into a delirious and frantic obsession to chase boys, demonstrate lust and dance their bobby socks off.
Kids of Liverpool

Kids of Liverpool

They are the children growing up in the surreal paradise of war-torn England in the 1940s, much the same way that The Beatles did themselves. The innocence of their youth is shrouded in the rubble of conflict and devastation. The grim reality of their youth serves as a catalyst for them to challenge convention and inspires their unorthodox musical tastes.
Krishna

Krishna

Krishna opens the minds of others to new sounds, new cultures and new tastes. He is the link between East and West as he rejoices in the body beautiful and the spirit serene.
Lady Madonna

Lady Madonna

Lady Madonna embodies the strength and beauty of motherhood. She is a brave and generous woman. In a celebration of pregnancy and family, Lady Madonna dances with her lover, Sugar Plum Fairy, surrounded by children at her feet.
Mr. Piggy

Mr. Piggy

Mr. Piggy is an aristocratic traditionalists dead set against the new culture being brought on by Rock’n’Roll. He eventually partakes in the tea ritual, getting more and more sucked into the youthful revolution of love and freedom.
Sailors

Sailors

Evoking the ports of Liverpool, the Sailors represent both the strength of a nation and the gateway through which The Beatles were exposed to the musical influences that would ultimately shape their lives.
Sgt. Pepper

Sgt. Pepper

Sgt. Pepper is the band leader of the old guard who must overcome the loss of his instruments. A symbol of the pre-war way of life, he reinvents himself with a new band of the times. Initially traditional and meticulous, Sgt. Pepper learns to adapt his instruments, his music and himself to the new times.
Sugar Plum Fairy

Sugar Plum Fairy

The ever-charming bluesman, Sugar Plum Fairy loves music as much as he loves to dance. In The Beatles lore, he is the rhythm pusher who would deal bootleg Blues and Rock ’n’ Roll records to the music-hungry kids of Liverpool. Sugar Plum Fairy personifies the link between old-world Blues and new-wave Pop, bridging the oceans between America and the UK.
The Fool

The Fool

Silly yet profound, the Fool is the duality that lives in all of us. He is fun, loveable and enigmatic, and marches to his own off-beat. He is restless, yet soulful. Mischievious, yet always good-hearted. He exudes happiness even in the darkest hours, lightening everyone’s spirits and showing them beauty in an absurd world.

Creators

Founder and Creative Guide
Musical Director
Musical Director
Director of Creation KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Set Designer IRIS - Theatre and Set Designer The Beatles LOVE
Costume Designer KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Image and Projection Designer
Choreographer
Choreographer
Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
Acrobatic Performance Designer
Writer and Director Varekai, Zumanity - Director and writer of original show concept The Beatles LOVE
Artistic Guide
Makeup Designer
Director of Creation Amaluna, KÀ, The Beatles LOVE, Viva ELVIS, Luzia - Set Designer and Props Co-Designer Banana Shpeel - Set, Props and Puppet Visual Designer Wintuk
Props and Scenic Designer Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Puppet Designer KÀ, The Beatles LOVE - Puppet Designer - Dogs and Birds Wintuk
Choreographers
Choreographers
Choreographer
Video Projection Design

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