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Circa: Humans (Closer, Beyond, Wunderkammer)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

‘Humans’ offers an earthy and sensual examination of humanity and its limitations, using the human body itself to get to the bare essence of what being ‘human’ is. The ten acrobats demonstrate spectacular endurance, flexibility, and grace in their routines, which are filled with incredible chemistry and moments of beautiful tenderness. In contrast with the flawless way the acrobats fluidly and unflinchingly contort themselves into extraordinarily physically demanding poses, both Yaron Lifschitz’s choreography and the simplicity of his staging gives ‘Humans’ a feeling of incredible rawness and grit. The show’s soundtrack features the piercing, emotionally expressive sounds of Romani violinist Lajko Felix, a well-chosen accompaniment to mirror the sense of awe-inspiring suspense and beauty that ‘Humans’ inspires.

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tw rating 5/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]