FRINGEWORLD 2018 | Syncope | 5 stars

Review | Amanda Lancaster

It is without a doubt and with complete resolve when I tell you that this group can do absolutely no wrong. For those of you unfamiliar with the group I’m talking about, meet Kinetica, one of our very own companies from right here in W.A. A contemporary circus and performance group like no other.

Already a favourite popular pick for most people, it’s not hard to see why they continuously garner acclaim, awards and accolades year after year. It’s not just that they impress with an outstanding array of demonstrable athleticism, or the unerring professionalism and skill, because they certainly do, but you would expect that from such a well established troupe. It’s that something else, that inimitable quality you can’t quite manage to put your finger on. Difficult to explain it’s the ephemeral, dreamlike quality this troupe personifies with each and every nuance and gesture.

Polished. remarkable and simple in its choices, yet displaying a truly unique grasp on emotional aesthetics, Kinetica this year are presenting FRINGEWORLD 2018 with something  truly unmissable. –  a full-length performance guaranteed to be like no other – Syncope.

The thematic underpinning of Syncope revolves around as you might expect, explorations and insights into the physiology, anatomy, and extremes of the human body. However this is where things get interesting – not content to merely impress with feats of strength there are stunning Ariel displays and inquisitions of physical manipulations – Kinetica take things to a whole other level.

What is it that we feel? How do we  convey our emotions? How does one define the symbiotic push and pull between conscious and subconscious, feeling and emotive qualities? How can you know what you feel is even real? Perhaps it’s merely nightmare or dream. How can a mental state cause such a physical reaction?

The answer is uncertain, however there are some stunningly beautiful theories played out right before your very own eyes. Draped in the surroundings of the St George’s Cathedral performance space and tugging at every emotional string you have got – get caught up in a show that wouldn’t be out of place in a gothic romance with the deep, dark, beautiful melancholy of it all.

Kinetica will make you fall in love with them, and then break your heart.

WHEN: 30 January – 3 February 2018 | 8:30pm

WHERE: St George’s Cathedral | Perth

INFO: Tickets $25 – $30 | Duration 60 mins | Suitable 15+ | WA Artists | CIRCUS




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