[CIRCUS/Comedy ~ AUS]
The Vault at Fool’s Paradise, Wed 22 Feb, 2023.
Tonight’s Head First Acrobatics return season of GODZ has it all – contemporary circus antics, lashings of physical prowess, laughter and some incredible acrobatic routines. Set on Mount Olympus the performance opens with an almost comedy skit narrative. Liam Dummer as Cupid, Thomas Gorham as Apollo and Jordan Twartz prance around on chairs being flamboyantly godlike, while the demigod Hercules – played by Callan Harris – is put in his place with some amusing slapstick antics. The scene is set… this is going to be a lot of tongue in cheek, naughty fun.
And then the acrobatics begin – there’s a human pyramid, a whip routine, Dionysis does a diabolo juggling display, there are backflips, amazing ladder, tumbling, and aerial strap displays. Even break dancing.
As an audience we gasp, cheer, laugh and applaud continuously and the performers play up to their crowd with loads of camp humour and playfulness. But despite the cabaret sensibility the acrobatics are the core of this show and each of the performers is highly skilled in a range of these disciplines while still working as an ensemble.
The soundtrack is also fabulous and adds to the sense of fun while helping to build expectation and tension. A snippet of Disney’s Zero To Hero from Hercules is used brilliantly and the heavy metal track used for a routine set in Hades are standouts.
This is an adult show. There is some nudity and adult humour but it is all done with a degree of charm and cheekiness and when combined with the acrobatic prowess on display this is a winning combination.
GODZ continues at The Vault at Fool’s Paradise at 8pm until Sun 19 Mar.
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