Young, newly formed Adelaide troupe Cirque Nocturne are appearing at the Empyrean at Gluttony until March 5th.
Aiming for a film noir aesthetic they present various circus style acts including hoop twirling, juggling, acrobatics, and trapeze. The stand out performance is a skilled demonstration of fire twirling which is well coordinated with the music and during which the overly bright lights are thankfully dimmed.
The incorporation of some self-deprecating humour wouldn’t go astray in this somewhat serious and self-conscious show.
The concept is interesting and with more development, appropriate lighting, and practice, the show could come together better as the season progresses.