Admission: 310, 280 CZK
In a world where we struggle for human connection, „The Displaced“ uses new circus as a medium to encourage audiences to think and reflect. „The Displaced“ combines high level acrobatic practice with images of separation, longing and ultimate reunion. They demonstrate to us the ultimate paradox, that whilst we can be an arm’s reach from each other, we might be lightyears away from establishing any true emotional connection. Starting points for the company’s collaboration included the ideas of privilege, cultural conditioning, and primal instincts.
„For me, the highlight of Adelaide Fringe this year was a new, experimental circus work by local company Time in Space Circus. Predominantly comprised of Adelaide artists trained at local circus school Cirkidz, together with one member from Canberra, these seven acrobats are intent on bringing a fresh aesthetic to the circus arts while also deconstructing the familiar flow of tricks and routines.
An acrobat who struggles to get up from the floor, a would-be juggler whose hand jerks compulsively away from the ball he tries to catch, a performer who rewards himself for each backflip he performs by donning bulky layers of clothing and other items before launching himself into the air again, each time challenging himself by setting the bar higher. Quiet attention to costume and presentation - performers are only half dressed, or dressed in rags, while their expressions remain neutral throughout - further subvert the art form’s traditions.
Just as the children in the crowd grow restless the troupe explode into dynamic group routines - tumbling, leaping, a single handstand atop a colleague’s head. Throughout the performance there’s a conscious sense of avoiding easy crowd-pleasing tricks and a refreshing focus on the ensemble - members remain quietly on stage during one another’s routines.
The company’s aesthetic is striking and it’s clear there’s a fierce intelligence at play here, as well as skill and ambition aplenty. An excellent production from talented artists whose attention to detail is reflected in every aspect of the show, including original songs and music. I can’t wait to see what they do next."
Richard Watts (Adelaide Fringe)
UFFO ** Friday 1. 6. from 9 PM, Saturday 2. 6. from 9:30 PM ** 310, 280 CZK