Red Koi Reviews

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“The Space Between” by Circa

Posted by redkoireviews on 19/01/2007

The Space BetweenI saw this performance after a last minute offer of free tickets from a friend of mine. It’s a dance / circus / theatre performance piece by the Circa circus company. There have been a few performances as part of the ‘About an hour’ series in the Sydney Festival.

I’ve seen a fee modern dance performances before, and sometimes they can be so full of such physical stunts that you can become distracted by the sheer effort of the performers, forgetting the beautiful shape and form of their performance. Not so with Circa. Though their performance is physical, the performers do that wonderful thing of making a hard thing look graceful.

“The Space Between” explores the things that separate us from each other, even when we are close. Don’t expect a plot or words – this is all about the physical form, and is all the better for it. The lighting really supports the performers well, without becoming the star of the show. The music is mostly on the right track but occasionally you wonder if there may have been a better pick.

My friend and I also had Tix to the VIP doo after the preformance, with free nibbles and drinks! We got to meet the two men in the trio, who where lot’s of fun, incredibly strong and young.

A wonderful, intimate performance. See them if you can.

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

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