5 stars Raw, powerful, and thought provoking. Sub Rosa is something beyond a circus show. It challenges the audience to delve deep into parts of the human psyche that can be uncomfortable to confront. Their incredible skills and innovations within the circus arts left me feeling thrilled, thoughtful, and emotional. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. The lighting was beautiful, the costumes were stripped down and simple leaving nothing to distract from the skill of the performers, and the rigging and tech ran so smoothly that transitions from scene to scene were hardly noticeable. This was definitely a 5 star show for me and a standing ovation. Well done Fractal Tribe!
She floated fantastically above the bed, as we sat and watched the waking world fade into a dream world. Performers artfully flipped and twirled off and through each other as live instruments beat out an energetic tempo; to which my heart responded with awe, and my face with a deep smile. It is rare to witness a show that entertains, and inspires the audience with the art of the performers as well as cracking open the soul-armor to human purpose, consciousness, wakeful-life, and coaxes us with its story into examining our own story, and pulling our focus to those moments that are most important. “LUCID” is such a show. The premier was a collaboration of very talented performers, composers, and writers, artfully executed with a large portion of passion and entertainment. This is something fresh and inspiring. Don’t miss it!
Thank you Jen and Joe for an amazing workshop. A great progression throughout the evening with lots to play with moving forward. I can’t wait for more and I would love an I-base series.
5 stars Amazing show. A moving story and visual display of the good and bad parts of a young lady and the trials faced growing into full womanhood. This show was a very well put together effort by some very talented and driven artists, who are both great athletes as well as great dancers. Having watched the show very carefully, I am kind of surprised by the comments on some other posts. To characterize the show as a series of “over sexualized tricks” is neither accurate nor reasonable. The level of skill and athleticism needed to create the differing aspects of the show is astounding, and not possible to the average person. Athletes can be very beautiful, and even sexy. These performers, both men as well as women, demonstrate that fact well. The show is a superb effort to show, through choreographic and athletic means, the journey through a woman’s life. The conceptual aspects of the show are well thought out and executed, and the visual aspects of those aspects are stunning. At least one of the parts, where the performer hangs from pure friction between her head and the apparatus is almost impossible, and amazing visually. The comments about the men remaining fully clothed, well, I just don’t know how to speak to that. Most of the men wear only pants, and the women are always covered modestly. And, in the end, this is a story about a woman, a girl. All the men are supporting and incidental to the main character. As a dance/gymnastic performance, the scenery, the wardrobe, the people performing, are great, and well in keeping with what I expect to see in a first rate creation by artists of the medium.
5 stars The show had me on the edge of my seat, not wanting to miss a thing. So much emotion and the music was incredible. I would see it again and I never want to watch anything twice! 🙂
5 stars Such an impressive piece of art! Wildly beautiful, thought provoking and breathtaking! The risks and trust involved was a sign of a deep level of teamwork and commitment, which is super lovely to witness. Stellar performance!!!