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Combining strong elements of visual theatre and a high level of acrobatic circus skill, Controlled Falling Project resembles a classic silent adventure film, paying tribute to the physical and comedic influences of Buster Keaton and the like.

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Combining strong elements of visual theatre and a high level of acrobatic circus skill, Controlled Falling Project resembles a classic silent adventure film, paying tribute to the physical and comedic influences of Buster Keaton and the like.

Utilising a contemporary approach to traditional Chinese, Canadian and European circus disciplines, the story is entwined within acts like Teeter-board, Russian bar, Roue-Cyr (wheel) and human pyramids. A synchronised hand balancing routine is a highlight of the show, providing a phenomenal sense of unity and strength that reads across many levels.

As a result, Controlled Falling Project achieves a mesmerizing balance between systematically planned actions and organic, impulsive energy. High-level skill, precision timing and quirky characteristics keep the audience captivated throughout the journey. Controlled Falling Project is a tightly formed creative experiment bursting at the seams with physical skill, visual delight and unconventional vitality.

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