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 Post subject: Les Arts Sauts - Kayassine
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 4:56 am 
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Review in the Guardian.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The time for Millennium Dome-bashing may be long past, but it is hard not to make comparisons between that old white elephant and the magical experience offered by French circus company Les Arts Sauts in Kayassine. The troupe perform in a temporary theatre that is essentially a giant inflated bubble, looming dramatically among the trees in Victoria Park. And the show itself - 12 aerial acrobats accompanied by a band of bravely flying musicians - boasts a level of style, imagination and expertise that leaves memories of the Millennium Dome performance floorbound. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,11712,767819,00.html" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE </B> </A>


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 2:04 am 
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And a review in The Times.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>THE aerial trapeze troupe Les Arts Sauts (literally “the jumping arts”) has been touring its show Kayassine at home in France and internationally since 1998. Now the company, performing under an inflatable dome, has arrived in London. <BR>Kayassine (apparently a Laotian word for “circus”) has been touted as aerial ballet but the end result is more like traditional trapeze given a light, Cirque du Soleil-style makeover. It’s all half-lit moodiness with an eclectic, live New Agey score generated from two cellos, a double bass, jew’s harp, and two vocalists singing what can best be described as incomprehensible Asiatic-Celtic songs. <P><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,685-373121,00.html" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE </B> </A>


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Review in the Observer.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Everything in Kayassine is an imaginative variation on traditional circus. Their performance arena is a lofty inflatable bubble pinned down by ballast tubes filled with water. You sit in deep deckchairs, slung low, looking up into a tremendously high dark space. Instead of fanfares and drum-rolls, you hear amplified hissing whispers, the twang of a Jew's harp, and sobs from mezzo-sopranos and cellos. <P><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.observer.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,768768,00.html" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE </B> </A>


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Trapeze artists hit new heights
by Judith Flanders in The Evening Standard

What do you get if you add together an inflatable bubble structure, two cellists, two mezzo sopranos, a double bass and 13 trapeze artists? Oddly enough, a magical evening. With Kayassine, their magnificent new programme, the French-based Les Arts Sauts have taken the trapeze work of the traditional circus and given it wings. They perform above an audience sprawled in reclining deckchairs, looking up at the superstructure 20 metres high, into what appears to be a runway in the sky.

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