Technical requirements.

 

  • We require a minimum 5 metres squared stage area

  • Flat ground

  • 4 metre minimum height

  • Although we can play any size show. Our show is best with a one sided our semi circle audience. 

  • Power source requested 

  • Good acoustic areas are preferred

  • The Show is suitable for all ages

  • Stage or street

  • 55 mins long (10 - 45 mins optional) 

  • We use 4 x Wirless systems with unique personal frequency. 

  • Tech assistance for set up

 

A gangly English idiot and a strongman from Kyrgyzstan create the world of wonder that is Barada Street. A thrilling comedy, jam packed with acrobatics, live music and cheeky idiocy.

This award winning international duo charm audiences and bring heart-warming intimacy

to the street and stage.

 

Richard a (Gaulier trained) actor from the UK and Juri an acrobat from Kyrgyzstan, met on a journey with a cycling circus. Where they created their first ever number together, a classic tale of a half naked muscle man and a skinny hero that saves the day. 


In 2013 they created Barada Street, playing and developing in towns they passed whilst peddling over the Alps and have been performing and touring internationally ever since.

Their smash hit show was awarded Prize of the Public at Veveys Artist du la Rue festival (2014), Lenzburger Gaukler Festival (2015). 3rd Prize braunschweig Buskers (2017) and 2nd Prize Vevey Artist du la Rue 25th year special edition (2017)

In the event of rain. We absolutely love to continue and play. From our experience the crowd loves to stay with us also.  

 

 

Promo Video 2015 click here 

 

 

Promo Video 2014 click here

More thoughts for booking the show. 

We take our play light like a feather and our work seriously like a serious feather. 
Over time we slowly learn more and more which situations we wish to share our show in. It is a show based on connection and sharing with and for the audience.

 
Here are a couple of pointers so you can see if the show fits to your event. 

- We require an Audience. 
Your job is to program us clearly as a show and invite people to watch and enjoy. 
This does mean, we don't want to be playing at the same time as the Disco or BBQ. 
We are not a show to put in the corner of your party to play at the same time as everything. The show breaths on beautiful connection with people and requires focus to do this. We can highly stress that the more focus our show has the better we can communicate and play.  

- We can play almost anytime & anywhere
We need a level ground and Sun or lights to be seen. Thats about it. 
We will play on the floor a lot. Which should be taken into account for the audience 's view. if there is an option for the audience (the front rows especially) to sit. Then its better for everyone.


 

Barada Street Review

 

Barada Street is a ukulele playing comedy duo who perform some deceptively difficult acrobatics whilst singing and involving the audience at every turn of the show. Each element is pretty impressive and Richard and Uri pull it and tie it all together with real charm and virtuosity.

 

Richard, a tall gangly Englishman, is a great clown with a real knack for not simply coaxing individuals into the show but also holding the entire audience in the palm of his hand. I was very impressed with how he dealt with two women who nearly started a fight over one making a detrimental comment about the other’s daughter. It was uncomfortable, especially as they began their own grab for spectator love and could quite easily have got out of hand, but Richard steered it all expertly back on track and miraculously the two women even stayed to the end of the show. What followed was a delightful invisible juggling ball act with a young lad who struggled to control his laughter. It was delightful and a brilliant tonic to the fracas preceded it.

 

The first song was a ukulele duet between Uri and Richard. I enjoyed the little solo lick, which saw Richard getting into ever more daredevil lifts to perform them. This was great and really set the scene for the rest of the show. These two can perform some really difficult tricks yet the tricks play second fiddle to the comedy, the music and audience manipulation. Others might place the tricks at the centre of what they do but here they are secondary, even thought they are definitely not stuff you can try at home. Mind you, they do pull out a couple of adults and involve them in some of the lifting – a wonderful touch. It’s pretty daring to lift people not used to be being lifted, which could go so very horribly wrong for all involved!

 

As a tall person, it was gratifying to see the tall chap being twisted into all sorts of shapes, lengthways, upside down, sitting, standing, and the smaller chap doing all the base work. Usually it’s the other way round, with the smaller people who do the flying.

Richard and Uri sing and play well, hitting heart-warming harmonies, even when one of them was held aloft and the wrong way up. It all served to

seduce their audience into their wonderfully playful innocent world so that when they began a rendition of Elvis’s classic “I can’t help falling in love with you,”

everyone started singing without prompting, a lovely

shared experience.

 

Richard and Uri perform well together, possessing the

qualities that only great acts possess – a trust in each

other, a tried and tested trust in the material and an ability

to put their audience first, which, on a Sunday afternoon

of a festival, is what it’s all about. Sweet, innocent,

harmonious, peace making (lets not forget the incident at

the top of the show that could have sunk a lesser performer),

deft and at turns dangerous, Barada Street are class act who

deserve the reputation they have earned.


Xavier Leret
www.xavierleret.com

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