No Show draws on themes of ignorance: of not knowing what circus is or how its done, and on patriarchy. The content comes from autobiographical examples but relate to much wider societal problems. These ladies are everywoman, and their show is an education in circus and in life.
I blame Cirque du Soleil. Ever since they invented the glossy noisy empty brand that repackages hapless East European balancing acts into an £80-a-ticket oversell it has no longer been acceptable merely to don a pair of spangly tights to dance without a net upon the wire or toss a few Indian clubs around the […]
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