Fauna Adelaide Fringe Review
A five star fabulous show, and winners of the Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award at the Adelaide Fringe ★★★★★
Review by Susannah Marks
I feel very lucky to have seen Fauna at the Ukiyo Tent at the Royal Croquet Club. It was an absolute treat for the senses and the performers deserve the standing ovation they received. I am still buzzing at the sheer athleticism of the acrobats, the beauty of what they were able to express with their bodies, and the mesmerising soundtrack.
Fauna is a combination of contemporary circus, high-level acrobatics and music and compares and contrasts “human movement and the instinctual, primal behaviours within the animal kingdom”.
Who are Fauna Circus?
Fauna is a collaboration between five acrobats who met at a top circus school in Sweden, and Adelaide-born guitarist Geordie Little. A talented acoustic and percussive guitarist Little’s production Between the Lines was nominated for Best Music at the 2013 Fringe Awards.
What’s Fauna like for children?
We went to a 6pm show and the audience was made up largely of adults, however there were a few children there as well.
I’d say that Fauna would be a good choice for older kids, more so than younger kids. It has quite a moody vibe and there are some moments that may be too frightening for sensitive children.
The Ukiyo Tent is a cosy intimate venue with tiered seating so you feel really close to and connected with what’s going on on-stage. There were some moments of what can best be described as animal aggression that were a little scary and intense for smaller audience members. That said they’ll probably enjoy the lighter moments and the bird-like noises and movements.
Tickets to Fauna
Editor’s note: If you get a chance to see Fauna don’t miss it. They have a few more shows on this weekend.
Get your tickets now | Saturday 4pm and 6:30pm | Sunday 6:30pm
More about Fauna
View a trailer here:
See more of Geordie Little’s work here:
Royal Croquet Club
It’ll be a shame to say goodbye to the Royal Croquet Club at Pinky Flat. It’s got such a festive vibe with its party lights, busy ambience and riverside setting. After the show we stopped for some refreshments at one of the many pop-up bars and spotted Popeye cruising along the Torrens, all lit up with lights.
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About Susannah: I’m a mum to three boys and a little girl and I am learning to embrace the chaos. I love my morning coffee, exercise, cranking up some good tunes on the stereo, and heading away to new places on holiday. Originally from New Zealand, I now call Adelaide home and I love getting out and about and exploring all the fabulous things for families to do in Adelaide.
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