Rouge, a ‘Circus for Grownups’, is a glorious night of escapism and joy. The tone is more cheeky than sultry, with the burlesque elements full of fun, and the male performers eagerly becoming the butt of jokes and laughter.
Promising ‘a decadent and astonishing blend of sensational acrobatics, soaring aerial trapeze, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque’, Rouge transfers to London straight off the back of its UK premiere for Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Fierce, unapologetic, thought-provoking and radical, Everything I See I Swallow may not the circus show you wanted, but it’s the circus show you needed.
The rhythms of TS Crew’s bounding, twisting, spinning bodies in Along are timed to perfection with the music, whether boy-band synchronised or splitting into physical polyphony.
Overall xoxo moongirl is fascinating, funny, and surprising. It held my attention throughout.
What would happen if the world ended and the only two people left to rebuild it were a pair of clowns? Scram Collective’s new Camden Fringe show Fools of the Apocalypse offers the answer. Time to book your tickets!
If ever a cabaret show was more sexy, bold and as inclusive as Little Death Club is then I have yet to discover it.
Bernie Dieter chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about Little Death Club, performing as part of the Underbelly Festival.
Little Death Club is a cabaret of the late night variety, a kind of seductive circus of misfits and certainly not for the prudish.
The acrobat chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight, playing at the o2 Arena from the 26 to 30 June 2019.
Striking new British circus companies have been few and far between over recent years, so it’s a relief to be able to add a new group to my must-watch list. The Penguin & I is one of those rare shows that I’d be happy to see again.
Here’s to indicative handstands, meaningful cartwheels, benign defiance of common prudence, here’s to Lost In Translation Circus’ Hotel Paradiso.
Overall, A Simple Space celebrates the best of circus in a simple, stylish and contemporary way that is thoroughly engaging to watch from beginning to end.
Sigma is a cross-cultural integration of dance and circus that pushes the classical and the contemporary together into a wonderful production that is sure to delight fans of both artforms.
I want to rejoin the communal rites of turning our heads to the sky and moving our bodies subtly to the beating soundscape. Liquid Sky thrilled my senses with beauty. I want more of that please.
If your day is lacking a little awe, take a look at these production images from Flight Paths. The gallery of images depicting the show which fuses circus with narrative, music and the performers’ personal stories is awesome. Explore the gallery then book your tickets for this touring show!
Celebrating their 25th year entertaining audiences with their own brand of circus, Montreal-based Cirque Éloize presents Hotel, a new show with an old world feel.
You would probably expect to find crash mats, silks and a host of technical-looking people in the rehearsal room for new show Flight Paths, which combines aerial performance, music, narrative and creative audio description, but a very cute dozing dog? Take a look at what went on in the creation of the show in our gallery
No Show is no usual circus act – the strength and skill are there, in spades, but not so much the glitz and glamour.
Aerial, music, narrative and creative audio description will combine in Flight Paths, the new production from Yellow Earth and Extant that embarks on a UK tour this spring. The ground-breaking production features a cast of four blind performers weaving together their own stories.