England's heritage, from Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, says that story is everything. We try to justify the importance of circus by giving it a story, but sometimes this kills the full potential of circus. Sometimes our best tricks have to be sacrificed because they don't suit the story. Sometimes story and tricks get forced to live together when they actually don't fit. Sometimes we tell our audience what they see, instead of letting their imagination be the power.
Using the structural principals of storytelling, but without forcing a pre-set narrative, Without A Story uses a minimal set, minimal tech and maximal skills in presenting the beauty and grace, the tensions and devotion of the circus performer. Without A Story allows the body to talk and the audience to make their own connections.