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Circus of Love

dance & physical theatre · daurden dance company · Ages 14+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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JULIA LISA certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Dance and aerial vignettes representing Love is... Blind, Bold, Gay, Trans, Inter-racial, Straight, Fleeting, Unrequited, Abusive, Fun. ... full review
JANET MILLER uncertified reviewer June 07, 2014
This is a lovely piece about love and its many forms. The dancers are beautiful and expressive and the aerial is wonderful to watch in such an intimate setting. ... full review
SANDY MANSSON uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
I really enjoyed this performance of dance-theatre and highly recommend it. I loved the choreography by Cassandra Daurden, sometimes jazz, and sometimes contemporary, with all it's drama and humor. I especially liked the "doll" number! Another treat was the aerial dance at the beginning and end of the show. I would have liked to have seen more of that.... full review
KYLA GARCIA uncertified reviewer June 09, 2014
tagged as: captivating · dance · mustsee
"Bittersweet Love" is a truly beautiful piece. Daurden Contemporary Dance Theatre is an incredibly gifted group of dancers and I felt mesmerized by the entire performance. From a magical sky-high aerialist to the moving pieces on the ground, this show takes you on a journey from the intoxicating highs and devastating lows of love in all of its forms. My favorite piece told the story of a love triangle in which the staging illustrated the story of the unfaithful man and his lover on one side and his unknowing girlfriend on the other. There was something about seeing this side-by-side stage picture of the infidelity happening while the other partner is alone that just broke my heart. There were also many joyful pieces that captured the re... full review
LAUREN POOLE uncertified reviewer June 24, 2014
Wonderful to see dance tell such a beautiful story ... full review
ANZU LAWSON uncertified reviewer June 19, 2014
Poignant performances that sent chills down my body! ... full review
S. CLAUS certified reviewer June 07, 2015
In the final analysis, "Bittersweet Love" is surprisingly more sweet than bitter, despite a tone of solemnity and seriousness that pervades much of the hour-long production. Exploring the concept of "love" in its different physical and mental permutations, race, gender or even, perhaps, humanity itself (one jaw-dropping aerial act threatens to sail right up to the heavens) the viewer is left with less a feeling of having been enlightened than reminded of the potential that is inside us all. Watching human forms twisting and struggling against gravity and each other, then finally coming together (blissfully or otherwise) again and again is a reminder of how equal we are and simultaneously how separate we are too. A pleasant and thought... full review