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Fringe Review: Circus Arts: An Aerial and Acrobatic Adventure

May 20, 2013
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CircusThis dizzying twirlabout is hardly an adventure. The show started off slow and never quite reached a crescendo. The underlying theme of the production was mankind’s inherent desire to fly. Aerial silks were the primary means of conveying flight and the aerial artists seemed fairly skilled. The problem lies with the venue. Although the ceilings are vaulted, they’re still too low for an aerial show. Had the roof been higher the show probably would have come off a lot better.

Ironically, the most memorable segment didn’t even involve aerials. Instead it was an old-timey slapstick routine featuring two men guised as penguins. Another moment that stood out was when one of the aerial artists was rapidly being spun. I couldn’t help but worry that her extended legs were going to crash into the nearby air duct. There were a few small children in the cast. Perhaps the show should have been part of the Kids Fringe program, where expectations may have been lower. At any rate, the man seated behind me with the inappropriately voluminous laugh really seemed to enjoy it.

Circus Arts: An Aerial & Acrobatic Adventure

Black Venue, 511 Virginia Drive

Circus Arts – Orlando, FL

Rating: FF

Run Time: 45 minutes

$11

Genre: Family, Acrobatic, Performance Art

Websites: www.circus-arts.com

Video: www.circus-arts.com/media

Show Times:

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

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