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Runners (Cirk La Putyka)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

Four performers, two musicians and one oversized treadmill. The societal rat race is brought to life in this seventy-minute-long performance of physical theatre in its finest form. Replays of childhood events show how we are taught from a young age that those who run the fastest win. However, through captivating circus acts and enchanting choreography we are shown that by running faster and faster, we lose what we are doing and yet we cannot stop. The music is mesmerising, adding a haunting quality to the performance. After all, running fast is fun but also dangerous. We are shown that trying to catch up is futile, people will never slow down, and as long as time is running, so will we.

Zoo Southside, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Haddi Conant]