Monday, February 3, 2014

Circus: Jerk

Casus Circus
Performed by Emma Sergeant
Directed by John Britton
Sound design and composition by Jay Radford
Until February 3

Jerk, the one-woman show performed by Emma Sergeant, co-founder of the Queensland contemporary circus company, Casus, is an exciting amalgam of theatre, dance, music and circus.
Sergeant uses magnificent physical and considerable dramatic skills to tell an apparently simple story in a dozen different ways, each time deploying different apparatus and techniques, and adding new layers of information and emotion.
I saw its first-ever performance and thought it was all but faultless. Like all new work, there are the occasional wrinkles that need ironing out and extraneous elements that could use shaving; but what Jerk is now, and what it certainly will become, deserves the highest praise. 

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian .

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