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FRINGEWORLD 2020 | Aria | 4.5 Stars

Review | Peter Spence

Just when you think “I’ve seen one aerial circus, I’ve seen them all”, along comes Aria – you will be pleasantly surprised. THIS – you haven’t seen. Breaking the mould for a circus act, the world premiere of Aria is the latest masterpiece by the award winning company Kinetica (2017 fringe World circus award winners.)

From the moment the lights go down, you are drawn in by the haunting sound of a violin, which becomes the ethereal sound pulsing throughout the whole performance. Played expertly and interacting with the performers, involving the musician like never before. Showcasing some of the world’s best talent, each act showing incredible athleticism and skill, all choreographed to perfection keeping with sensual movement, and jaw dropping flexibility.

The stage is occupied for 60 minutes, however the amount of time they spend with their feet on the stage is minimal, as will be the back half of your seat, since you will be on the edge for the whole performance. Aria is an aerial act with a difference, engaging more than the standard trapeze, ropes and silks, it is creative and somewhat inventive. Don’t think the violin is just to soundtrack this sensuous encounter, be ready to be blown away with the most inventive and skillful display you are likely to encounter on a stringed instrument.

Once again, the Edith Spiegeltent provides as much aesthetic as the performance itself, however the floor work is largely missed by those in the back rows. Aria is an elegant display of the human body’s capabilities, which will have you gasping for more.

WHEN: 4th – 9th February 2020 | 6:40pm

WHERE: The Edith Spiegeltent | YAGAN SQUARE

INFO: Pricing $28 – $35 | Duration 60m | Suitability General | CIRCUS



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