Cirkopolis, Theatre Royal Norwich
The Canadian company, Cirque Eloize, presents this hour and a half of theatre, dance and circus skills at top speed and yes, there are moments when you can’t look.
It mixes up traditional circus skills - juggling, diabolo and trapeze work - with all manner of weird and wonderful acts, including a Chinese pole number and a German wheel routine.
All the acts blend strength with balance and precision, and the artists, of course, make it look easy - and ultimately graceful, too.
What caught my eye was the contortionist Klaudyna Dabkiewicz whose amazing movements really shouldn’t have been possible!
It is very much a show for the 21st century, with an original musical score and video projections, and it was delivered with plenty of humour. It told the story of an everyday office worker who breaks out of his monotony into quite a different world where just about anything goes!
This is one of only two dates in this country before the company heads off, travelling the world with this new style, exciting and highly athletic production. It was exhausting just watching them.