Udderbelly review: Spectular strength and agility in A Simple Space
To call A Simple Space an acrobatics show doesn't really do it justice: For sixty minutes I was smiling and agog.
This Australian troop of five men and two women perform a series of spectacular feats some of which you have to see to believe.
Most of it is done without props, using each other for strength, guidance and balance. They fling each other about, are human climbing frames and a shoulder, head, face, foot or hand can all be a useful platform on which to balance. They even jump on each other, sometimes playing a sophisticated and graceful game of moving around without touching the floor.
It is done with a certain amount of humour and playful competitiveness. In between the more physical feats they have little competitions. There's one to see who can hold their breath the longest while one of them stays in a handstand and another which is a bit like strip poker only they compete at skipping rather than cards.
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