C!RCA – What Will Have Been

Circa is Australia’s leading contemporary circus, and under director Yaron Lifschitz, their award-winning works have been seen in 34 countries across six continents. They are currently touring three different shows across Europe and after last night’s terrific What Will Have Been, at Trafo, I wish I could see them all. Early on we are treated to a stunning display of vertical rope work by Lauren Herley, whose contortionist skills were on full display. Whether leaping from the top of the … Continue reading

Expect the Unexpected with Jérôme Bel 

French choreographer Jérôme Bel’s “The Show Must Go On,” a dance-theatre vehicle that’s been touring the world for years (I saw it in Istanbul in 2013), came to New York’s JOYCE Theatre on Oct 20-22, as part of the French Institute / Alliance Française (FIAF) “Crossing the Line Festival.” In some ways, Bel’s conceit actually did cross the line: while it challenged audience expectations with clever and unpredictable devices, it also, to a certain degree, … Continue reading