News: Flawless and Effortless

Friday 24 February 2012 by Sarah Golding

Lyn Gardner considers whether polished flawless performances such as the aerial feats of Cirque du Soleil are more gripping and interesting than the shows that do not seek to hide the effort and vulnerabilities of performers,
“there are times in performance when failure, and the real possibility that it may happen , is just as beautiful and interesting as success, and seeing all the effort and sweat on display rather than disguised, is more emotionally galvanising than watching something that is apparently effortless, precise and practically perfect in every way.”

Read the full article in, Guardian, 24 Feb 2012

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