Knee Deep

****

This troupe from Australia consists of three males and one female. They are billed as a circus act but they incorporate more into their performance than the usual circus routines. Yes, they can demonstrate the attributes of strength, gymnastic agility, balance and timing, as well as impressive stunts. The extra dimension is the element of dance choreography they can bring to their routines where their movement is synchronised with the backing sound track.

Each of the four has their own breathtaking, even idiosyncratic, individual routines. Balancing on eggs, I have not seen before. However, it is when they perform together that their abilities shine through. Their final trapeze routine is spectacular. All four perform in various permutations, the movements flowing seamlessly and effortlessly as the glide gracefully on and off the trapeze. It is no wonder that this brought the audience to its feet in sustained applause.

Reviewed by Ben

Assembly Spiegeltent: 3

2 to 27 August 2012 (not 13 & 20)

19.35 – 20.35

Fringe Programme Page Number: 181

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