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CIRCUS

Blood, sweat, soil – and a Cyr wheel. This is the stuff of Santa Madera, an eye-widening feat by circus performers Juan Ignacio Tula...

A charming zoologically-inspired circus show, Fauna never descends into twee anthropomorphism in its exploration of animal movement. Initially performed at the Glastonbury festival in 2016,...

I would like to say that with Ovo, Cirque du Soleil have laid an egg, but that would give the wrong impression. Following an ill-conceived...

Telling a story through contemporary circus is a feat attempted by many, but achieved by regrettably few. With The Ramshackle House, Upswing Theatre make...

La Soiree is an Australian-born variety show with a distinguished provenance. It premiered in London in 2010, having evolved from co-creator Brett Haylock’s La...

Director David Bates brings La Clique, the mix of alternative burlesque and music he invented for the 2004 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, back to the...

Cirkopolis has technical feats aplenty but its lacks a real storytelling soul. Intended as a family-friendly reworking of Metropolis, the narrative clarity is somewhat...

Circa’s work has always explored the poetic possibilities of the human body. While some of the Australian circus company’s previous shows have been more...

Current news is dominated by the plight of people forced to leave their home countries, to flee from war and abandon their lives. Yet...

Circus company Feathers of Daedalus’ steampunk re-imagining of Coppelia – the classic comic ballet about a clockwork doll and her maniacal maker – needs...

Transit is an acrobatic tour de force that’s signed, sealed and delivered with joyful aplomb by redoubtable young Canadian company Flip FabriQue. There are feats...

An all-female company of circus artists play cleverly with the invocation of spectacle and its denial in the fascinating No Show. Demonstrations of extraordinary...
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