My son Ian and I were lucky enough to recently see A SIMPLE SPACE at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street).
Taken from the theatre’s description……….Who needs circus rigging, sparkly costumes or even shoes when you’ve got each other? This talented, tight-knit troupe and their dynamic drummer saturate their stripped-down spectacle with high-energy athleticism. A SIMPLE SPACE is a down-to-earth and downright delightful display of human strength, breathtaking skill and cheeky, good-natured one-upmanship.
There is such a element of trust and comfort amongst this Troupe of athletic performers/acrobats. (Benton Adams-Walker, Rachel Boyd, Lachlan Harper, Jackson Manson, Ashleigh Pearce and Jacob Randell) They are literally swinging, balancing and climbing all over one another and have their bare feet on each other hands, heads, shoulders, etc.
I was totally in awe as a female climbed on top of two of the males. An audience member even exclaimed, “I’m out of breath.”
It was impressive to learn in the Q&A in the Playbill that the acrobats consider their fellow castmates family first. They … Continue reading..