Review and photos by Amanda Lee Starkey
In recent years circus performances and acrobatics have made a come back on the stage as performers find new ways to twist and turn their bodies in an effort to amaze audiences. Most of the time these performances are just physical feats that stun and amaze.
In the Circa production of When One Door Closes we are given a performance that allows the viewer to be taken on an visual journey of sorts, the acrobatics a backdrop to the story telling. It begins with the separate visual stories of three different women, each seemingly haunted by demons and tormentors. As they toss and turn through a series of acrobatic tumbles its is through movement that we envisage some kind of emotional pain being experienced. Symbiotic relationships with men and the struggle for power in a visual tug – of- war destroying and them and sending them insane; contorting their bodies in unimaginable ways.
Continue reading Live Review : When One Door Closes at Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane – April 2016