Circus

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‘We find our talent in unusual ways’: the revolutionary circus of Extraordinary Bodies
From first kisses to lockdown days, a cast of disabled and non-disabled performers lay their personal lives on the line in a moving new show, Human

Ammar Kalia

05, Oct, 2021 @10:14 AM

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Emma Beddington tries … the Cyr wheel: ‘I’m about as supple as an ironing board’
I have always dreamed of joining the circus and thought this could be the skill for me. Do I have the guts and grace to start spinning around?

Emma Beddington

04, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The 7 Fingers: Passagers review – wondrous acrobatics from Cirque du Soleil spinoff
Dance fills the gaps between routines in this dreamy, sometimes highly charged reflection on train travel

Lyndsey Winship

03, Oct, 2021 @2:14 PM

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The Pleasure Garden review – bittersweet musical romance amid the roses
An illicit affair blossoms around a Victorian London park in this gentle comedy from the creator of Taggart

Ryan Gilbey

24, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Luminosa review – an intimate night of close-up circus cabaret
A 10-strong troupe featuring trapeze artists and foot jugglers delivers a warm, sometimes silly and gloriously unglamorous show

Lyndsey Winship

23, Sep, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Motionhouse: Nobody review – keep your eyes glued to this incredible ensemble
Forget about the plot and lose yourself in this dance-circus show whose dizzying performers cast gravity aside

Kate Wyver

23, Sep, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Double Murder review – ghoulish and gripping with hippy hugs
Hofesh Shechter presents two contrasting pieces: Clowns, which lambasts our seeming indifference to violence, and a tender antidote called The Fix

Sanjoy Roy

16, Sep, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Douglas Abercrombie obituary
Other lives: Abstract artist who spent periods working in a circus, as a set painter and on a stall selling T-shirts

Eva Abercrombie

31, Aug, 2021 @7:32 PM

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Cirque Berserk review – big thrills from the big top
Knives, flames and adrenaline aplenty lift this daredevil circus show. The stunts impress but the overblown presentation needs an update

Lyndsey Winship

27, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Edinburgh fringe dance and circus roundup – naked trampolining and alt-twerking
Glasgow-based choreographer Mele Broomes’ intelligence stands out amid the cascade of online dance and circus offerings from this year’s festival

Lyndsey Winship

22, Aug, 2021 @4:31 PM

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A new start after 60: ‘I became a trapeze artist at 65’
Nikki Kenward had a troubled childhood with little opportunity for play. But in her 60s she entered the world of the circus, where ‘anything goes and anything is possible’

Paula Cocozza

20, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Revel Puck Circus review – down-to-earth acrobatics lack dramatic edge
This young circus outfit are evidently skilled, but need to work out how to give their show an arc

Lyndsey Winship

01, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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