|Event||The Last Circus||
|Venue||The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW|
|First Date||17 February 1988|
|Opening Date||18 February 1988|
|Last Date||5 March 1988|
|Description||“Entr’acte have done it again - come up with a mind-blowing concoction of theatre, dance, mime and thought that puts almost every other show in town to shame. They deal in metaphors and small miracles of everyday existence, They deal in metaphors and small miracles of everyday existence………everything about this play is at once simple to the point of foolishness, and incredibly emotive….a slice of life served warm and yeasty. Each of the characters presented reminds you of someone or some aspect of yourself…..A performance and a half, this will keep your brain ticking over for days with images and expansions. Worth seeing more than once.” Ryan, On the Street.
“For The Last Circus the group has brought together a variety of specialised talents in movement or speech, a developed a movement-theatre piece from nothing more than a handful of ideas......What impressed and delighted me about The Last Circus was the detail. Entr’acte had a residency Lin Indonesia last year, and reminders of it canoe found in the eye-catching fabrics…masks...music and in a memorable segment of Pierre Thibaudeau's performance. There is so much finesse in his way of moving that he, more than any other performer, is able to convey comedy through the actual lines and stance of his body. Stylised to a point somewhere between com media dell-are and Javanese dance, his comic interludes were a highlight.
So were those of Bob Burton, in a completely different way. …he uses his exceptional athleticism to knead that dough bodily in a stunning display of gymnastics.” Sykes, SMH.
|Description Source||Reviewer's Opinion|
|Secondary Genre Test||
|Further Information||Discussion with the cast and company after the show on Thurs 25 Feb 1988.|