The American company Cirque de la Symphonie has a unique artistic aim, namely to reach a fusion between colourful and spirited music and all the challenging, gravity defying acts for which the greatest amongst circus artists |are known.
Music is the guiding force in this process, but it never inhibits the artistic freedom these individuals want to and do achieve.
One of the most common words used in music is "movement". Symphonies usually have four movements, and concertos three. When listening to live music |performances, the only things |we see moving are specific body parts of the musicians and their conductor.
The moving pictures good |music might suggest can often be visualised by listeners with enough imagination, while children might intuitively start to dance to the music's rhythm.
Who could have thought that a company would, in a very unique way, conceptualise this combination of exciting and colourful orchestral sounds with the movements we |see performed by highly qualified professional aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, dancers, and men with steel in their muscles?
With a cast who were previously members of some of the greatest circus acts like, among others
Their opening show in
Streltsov's high-flying elegance, his spinning cube act and a marvellously expressive, floating and extremely sensitively choreographed pas de deux from
Much of this has to do with Kuchar fully understanding the particular needs of the movement of the artists and acrobats.
In the latter category,
Buza's multiple acts are jaw- droppingly impressive, while
Just go and experience the waves of movement and sound of this very original and classy troupe.
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