The Vanishing Point (5 stars)

Awe inspiring spectacle on stilts

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This article is from 2008.

The Vanishing Point

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).

This article is from 2008.

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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