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Driftwood brought to you by Casus Circus and Fringe World Perth 2018.
Photo- Angus Stewart
I had the great pleasure of going along as a guest to see the premiere performance of Driftwood at this year's Fringe World and what a performance it was!
A spectacular, very well-choreographed and entertaining show that the contemporary circus artists from Casus Circus put on. I could see why they get amazing international reviews, as the show really draws you in and keeps you in awe of their talent. Described by the Scottish Herald as a "dream-scape full of charm", I agree with totally, though I would also add that these outstanding artists give a very moving performance that easily connects with the audience.
During the show, there was one routine where no one in the audience made a noise - we were in total transfix and drawn into the power and the rhythm of the performers as they danced and moved together as one. You could feel the connection radiating and it filled the room. I found it to be very powerful.
In 2016, they were the winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Circus & Physical Theatre with their performance of Knee-Deep and in 2015, they received the Best Circus & Physical Theatre in Avignon, France.
Originating in Brisbane, Casus Circus has performed in over 20 countries worldwide and they certainly stand out as the leaders in contemporary circus.
The idea and inspiration of Driftwood comes from actual driftwood one may find on a beach. Casus describes driftwood, as very much like life. "We drift down a flowing river, along the current of life and as we move along, we are shaped by those we encounter. We are guided along this river of life by the stories of our loved ones, strangers, even our enemies - this is what helps shape us into the people we are".
Some are saying it is mesmerising work and is a colourful and a turbulent concoction of pure joy and intimacy, and I will agree.
This is a show that is a must to go see and experience.