“With bodies writhing in mid-air, the atmosphere resembles the world of the Inquisition more so than the ethereal beauty we tend to associate with the phrase “aerial performance”
Star Rating: 4.5 / 5
“with the razor-sharp precision of metronomes” ★★★★
“… The show is billed as ‘an experiment in risk’ and it certainly is that. Some performers have their upper torsos (arms included) bound in rope, before engaging in complex, ground-based and aerial, acrobatic sequences. A highlight is the opening section in which three performers swing from trapeze in complementary rhythms with the razor-sharp precision of metronomes.
Although there’s a hint of naïve melodrama about the whole thing, created by the choice of live, heavy metal music from band Wolfbait, and lurid scenes of performers hanging prone from ropes, hoops, and trapeze as though on meat hooks, Constellations is still a staggering piece of work, with some impressively bold choreographic choices and intelligent, deft, and graceful acrobatic performances. Not for the faint-hearted, but certainly a Fringe highlight.”
In three words? Modern, mesmerizing, weird.