Limbo aftershow party with Sxip Shirey and JANK!

I’ve been wanting to see Limbo at London Wonderground on the South Bank since it was announced by its musical director Sxip Shirey whose music I have admired since he first supported Amanda Palmer. His style is rather off-the-wall with his favourite instrument being the (effect laden) harmonica. He uses regular instruments like guitars as well as everyday objects and children’s toys.
Limbo is a mix of circus acts, dancers and other performers like fire-eaters and one of the best modern circus shows I’ve ever seen. The performers are easily on par with those of big productions like Cirque du Soleil with the difference that Limbo is smaller and less elaborate and glamourous and some of the performers appear in multiple acts. It runs until September and I can only recommend it.
We had picked a date when there was an aftershow afterwards. This was basically a gig by Sxip an JANK!, his band, with a number of Limbo performers making guest appearances showing off their other skills (singing, beatboxing, playing the trumpet and so on).
Photography was not permitted during Limbo but not so during the aftershow so here are a few impressions. Digital sensors don’t like LED lights much so a few shots are rather washed out but I think you get the idea of what it was like.

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party

Limbo Aftershow Party
I grabbed this portrait of musical director Sxip Shirey when we chatted to him before the show.

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