Oct 8, 2015 Theatre
I promised my toddler roly-polys on the way over the bridge to Carnival of the Animals and Circa delivered. The Australian circus troupe nails a roly-poly in all the expected hard-to-get places – through a hoop, on a trapeze, beneath slapping skipping ropes. What’s a little more unexpected is the level of delightful sophistication Circa bring to this multimedia circus show. It’s set to the classical suite by French composer Camille Saint-Saens by the same name, which provides inspiration for the many animal roles the acrobats inhabit, from penguins to kangaroo to dinosaurs. The merry tumblers’ antics are enhanced by a video background cleverly designed with a faded brush of vaudevillian charm.
Grab a kid and go. Any kid. They’ll love it too.
Bruce Mason Centre, to Oct 10, 11am and 2pm. aucklandlive.co.nz