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Circus Geeks: Beta Testing – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs There are not many companies, especially those focused on physical performance, that start life as a blog. Perhaps that’s why their latest show, Beta Testing, opens like an instructive workshop. It feels a bit like you’ve been signed up for circus school – and your tutors tonight are Company Director Arron Sparks, Jon Udry and Matt Pang, ...

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Cirque Berserk – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Of course, circuses are so last century, right? Nobody wants to see animals behind bars nowadays, and we’ve all been CGI’d in the multiplexes into ludicrous expectations of what our performers can do.Three cheers then for Cirque Berserk’s reinvention of the 21st century circus. The audience at the King’s in Glasgow were lulled into false expectations ...

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L’enfant Qui… – Institut francais d’Ecosse, Edinburgh

Director: Patrick Masset Reviewer: Marina Spark Belgian company T1J are nestled in a domed tent outside the Institut francais d'Ecosse. Entering the tent through hanging ribbons sets the scene well forL'enfant Qui…a show which asks the audience to enter the dream like state that the protagonist is in. Inspired by the early life of sculptor Jephan Villiers, which was plagued ...

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Bianco – No Fit State Big Top, Edinburgh

Artistic Director: Firenza Guidi Reviewer: Marina Waters No Fit State Circus are internationally renowned for creating contemporary, edgy and visually stimulating circus shows. They certainly don't disappoint at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014. They are returning withBianco, a spectacular showcase of contemporary circus. The 14 performers each appear to be highly accomplished in the circus skills on show but each ...

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Motionhouse: Broken – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Kevin Finnan Choreography: Kevin Finnan with Claire Benson and the company Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Motionhouse are one of the UK's leading internationally-touring dance theatre companies, specialising in innovative productions that combine extreme physicality with state of the art staging and technology to create a high-octane blend of contemporary dance, aerial theatre and cirque. The company have produced outdoor ...

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Petit Mal: Concrete Circus – Brighton Dome, Brighton

Director: Maksim Komaro Reviewer: Gina Skillings Established in 2008 by its three performers, The Racehorse Company (Finnish creators of Petit Mal: Concrete Circus) were founded in an effort to establish a new kind of contemporary circus act and have been performing to audiences across Europe since 2009. Recently, the show was the winner of Best Performance at the 2013 International ...

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What Happens In Winter: Upswing – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic and Aerial Director: Vicki Amedume Theatre Director: Gemma Fairlie Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:2] Upswing are one of the UK’s leading physical theatre companies, using circus skills – principally aerial – in theatrical and open spaces to tell cultural stories through physical skills and the human body. What Happens In Winter is their latest touring show and is the story, ...

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