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Ladies of the Big Top - FRINGE WORLD Festival

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by Jay Crisp Crow (subscribe)
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Published January 31st 2018
What would make a teenager think circus was cool?
When you have three children between the ages of 5 and nearly 18, you've seen your fair share of circus.

So, giggling and gasping through this show was a nice surprise.

Image by Infamouss Clicks

Ladies of the Big Top is a delicious sweet box of raw circus talent, delivering 'oohs' and 'aahs' one after the other - with a dash of comedy relief in between.

The show is presented by the Kaleido Company - a Perth based (go, locals!) performing arts crew specialising in contemporary circus.

In this show, they deliver a diverse selection of women, ropes, silks, and tricks. There's a lot of gravity-defying and incredible flexibility - as you'd expect - but then tempered with some truly comedic moments from one of the funniest circus performers I've seen fly through the air.

She was awkward, with impeccable timing, flawless character, skills to burn, and an ease on the intimate stage that makes the audience completely comfortable chuckling with (at?) her.

The show is M rated, but I took my nearly 15-year-old and she adored it - and why wouldn't you want your daughter to witness this collection of strong, funny, talented, brave, quirky, and determined women!

Image by Infamouss Clicks

Ladies of the Big Top is showing in Fringe World's Fremantle Circus WA Big Top event location and is on right now until 3rd February. After that, you'll have to fly to New Zealand to catch them. But get yourself there before they go - there's even a pop-up bar, and bonus points for the juggling balls and hula hoops available in the outside area, so you can test your skills.

Buy tickets from $20 on the Fringe World Perth website here.
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Why? Raw circus talent
When: From now until February 3rd
Where: Princess May Park, 92 Adelaide St, Fremantle, 6160, WA
Cost: From $20
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