Larger Than Life

Larger than Life‘ is Orkestra del Sol’s latest street show, presented after a pause of 4 years from the UK outdoor arts scene. ‘Larger than Life’ weaves archetypal characters in a rags-to-riches tale, accompanied by plenty of good-time honkstep  – the Orkestra’s unique brass-driven dance music that audiences know and love.  Expect crowd interaction, comic characters, daft moments, and exceptional musicianship in spades! Coming soon to a street corner near you – no previous experience of honkstep is required for viewing this performance.

Orkestra del Sol burst onto the UK Street Arts scene in 2007 with their first eponymous show, supported by Without Walls. They have since toured throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, India and China. In 2011 their show ‘Top Trumps’ was nominated for a Total Theatre award at the Edinburgh Fringe. Since the beginning, the Orkestra have presented their own idiosyncratic style of ‘fanfare’ – French-style theatrical street music – by mixing original music, comedy and audience interaction to retain their status as one of the most exciting and unique performing acts in the UK.

Audience feedback on ‘Larger than Life’ world premier at Stockton International Riverside Festival, 2015:
“We loved it. Dead upbeat! It was really good”
“It’s a story of good always prevailing”
“Orkestra del Sol were fantastic. We saw them 5 years ago so we specifically came back to catch them”

© 2016 Orkestra del Sol