More CircusFest

I think it’s too soon to post another passage extolling the virtues of contemporary circus… however K and I both thought that the performance by  Circolombia ( at the Roundhouse was astonishingly brilliant and so it is definitely worth a mention. 

The performance has everything I would have hoped for from a Colombian Circus Company – it is fast-paced and hectic, full of passion for traditional circus-craft, and yet highly individual. I liked the fact that the show wasn’t completely polished, and I’m sure that the props weren’t quite the rickety, hastily put together objects they appeared to be… picture a standard plastic chair duct-taped onto a 10 foot pole and you’ll get the idea!

So if you think you’d enjoy a couple of hours crammed full of daring acrobatics, awe-inspiring muscles and addictive personalities, then this is a circus company to look out for. Circolombia are probably the most overly confident, unselfconscious, utterly fearless band of extroverts I have ever seen. And I loved them for it!


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