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Bianco (NoFit State Circus)

By | Published on Thursday 14 August 2014

The circus is in town, and theyre after our hearts. NoFit States all-new ‘Bianco’ is an uplifting explosion of movement, colour and sound, underpinned by a seductive seam of melancholy. A dizzying array of aerial exploits are performed by tantalising characters in steampunk outfits displaying exceptional grace and strength, with an emotional soundtrack provided by the stunning live band. Love wins out in a yearning duet, bodies looped quietly around a moving rectangular frame, and a godlike figure flies too close to the sun. Were all in it together – the performers are in front, above and beside us and were free to walk wherever we are safely permitted. Its an achingly gorgeous series of performances, and a truly unforgettable night.

NoFit State Big Top, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Laura Kidd]