A world on stage. As a company of 17 acrobats who make work that takes years to come together, Compagnie XY can only have emerged from the flourishing paradise of French contemporary circus. In their name is the clue to one of their stated aims – to challenge the traditional gendered roles of circus performers – but their work is about community and living together. Building high human towers, pitching flyers through the air, they reveal the rhythm and beauty of the ensemble.
By John Ellingsworth on 20 April 2010 in Reviews
Le Grand C might be disruptive to your normal breathing. Working with pitching (one of the oldest acrobatic disciplines, where groups of bases toss flyers to each other's waiting arms), Compagnie XY ensnare their audience in a constant action of tension and release.