Five women enter the space ready to perform. They are circus performers. But they aren’t just going to do dainty, pretty tricks with big smiles. They’re going to tell us about the risks they take and the sexism they encounter as they try to do the work they trained so hard to do.
Though the fringe is still often gloriously lo-tech, more shows and venues are embracing and exploring the role technology can play in live performance. New Zealand-based Zanetti Productions’ Jane Doe and China Plate’s The Shape of the Pain are powerful, challenging productions that use tech in different ways from each other, but it is essential to both and enhances the productions’ impact.