The Vanishing Point (5 stars)

This article is from 2008.

The Vanishing Point

Awe inspiring spectacle on stilts

The Vanishing Point is sheer delight. The stilt walkers, communicating to each other through some sort of primeval whale song, trace a pattern of evolution from dinosaur-like creatures and sexually charged tribal people to, briefly, dead-eyed office workers. Even on stilts, their floor work and gymnastic feats are lucid and nuanced, working with the lure of myth to inspire proper, Old Testament-style awe.

See also Mudfire.

Sweet ECA, 0870 241 0136, until 24 Aug (not 18 & 19), 5.30pm (Mudfire) and 8pm (Vanishing Point), £8.50–£9 (£7.50–£8).

The Vanishing Point

  • 5 stars

Breathtaking acrobatic dance on stilts from brilliant US company The Carpetbag Brigade. Tribal sexuality, mythical themes, and awe-inspiring gymnastic feats. Oh, and at one point they all pretend to be dinosaurs. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'

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