Friday, June 26, 2009

What will it be...?

2 years ago, the show that everyone wanted to see was Fuerzabruta. Its Fringe programme entry was unremarkable, but soon the word-of-mouth spread (helped by the intensive flyering on the High Street). And it was fantastic: a memorable and unique experience that nearly everyone I spoke to saw and loved.

Last year, The Aluminum Show came close, containing that same surreal, joyous atmosphere that made you feel as though you were at a party on another planet.

So...what will it be this year?

A couple of contenders are Kataklo's return to the Fringe, after a captivating and beautiful sport-themed physical performance 3 years ago. Their Da Vinci-inspired show this year sounds as though it will be full of the same inspiring wonder as its predecessor.

The Tom Tom Crew could be another, with an explosive urban acrobatic act that at least looks as though it will have people snaking around the Udderbelly to get a glimpse of.

But I actually hope it's another under-the-radar show that unexpectedly appears - like Fuerzabruta before it - and brings everyone together in another magical experience that we will never forget.

The potential for that to happen is one of the many things which defines the Fringe for what it is. Unmissable.


  1. Are you joking?

    How did Fuerzabruta appear under-the radar? De La Guarda and Fuerzabruta have both had worldwide success over the past few years... London, New York etc etc.

    They had they're own big top, with a goliath set design and an olympic sized swimming pool to suspend.

    If that's 'under the radar' then my show is in real trouble.

  2. Hi Joe,

    I was referring to the pre-Festival period here - Fuertzabruta had a tiny 1/8th page ad in the brochure, a fairly cryptic programme entry and were virtually unknown around these parts in 2007.

    Of course, when the black big top appeared and the word of mouth started, they appeared on the radar like a nuclear explosion.

  3. Ah ok, fair enough. What a show though! Amazing, i did a workshop with the old choreographer Clara and she is incredible.

    I notice you've mentioned Ernest and the Pale Moon, thats my show I'm in with Les Enfants Terribles. Check us out if you get the chance!


  4. Thanks Joe - I've got tickets to see Ernest & The Pale Moon, and will definitely be writing a review.