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SHIFT (Barely Methodical Troupe in association with Underbelly)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

In true Barely Methodical Troupe style, ‘SHIFT’ is a high-energy fusion of dance and acrobatics with an urban edge, heavily focused on playfulness and friendship. Dressed all in blue, the four performers seemingly flit into an alternative reality where their bodies are fluid, launching around the relatively small stage with incredible dexterity. Superb tricks with giant rubber bands add an additional layer of technical prowess and originality. There’s some astonishing breakdancing which seemed to defy gravity, plus throws, flips and those balancing tricks your parents told you not to try with your siblings – but breaking the rules is what this troupe does best. High fliers in every sense, the four create a breathtakingly magical spectacle.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on The Meadows, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]