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Circa – Wunderkammer (Underbelly Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

The term “wunderkammer”, or “cabinet of wonder” is not an exaggeration. This showcase of the human body is Olympic and balletic, eliciting gasps from the audience during seemingly death-defying stunts. The show combines dance with traditional circus techniques, such as hooping, trapeze and the work of contortionists. The result was movement so fluid that it was like watching a dream or an illusion. The compositions range from sensuously slow to furiously fast, and the style has a clear nod to burlesque and silent film. The seven performers not only appeared superhuman, but were also natural comedians, frequently raising the roof. This freaky, funny and sexy show has to be seen to be believed, which is exactly what I recommend doing.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until Aug 26 (not 13, 20, 22), 1.00pm or 5.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Isobel Steer]