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Backbone (Underbelly and Gravity & Other Myths)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

One by one the performers lie down on the stage as the audience files in, and I begin to lose track of how many there are. Then suddenly, everything bursts into life for just over an hour of virtually non-stop action. Eventually, I get it right – there are ten people dashing and leaping around the stage as they prepare the space, creating a scene that almost feels like another world. Backed by live music, this is fast-paced circus that lives up to the troupe’s name; for them, gravity is a feeble opponent. With remarkable lifts and moves, it’s relentless fun, and you can clearly see that they’re enjoying every moment. They push the boundaries, showing just what you can achieve with a bit of teamwork and, of course, absolutely incredible acrobatic skills.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]