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Circus antics from Fet a Mà

Fet a Ma © Arthur Bramao
Fet a Ma © Arthur Bramao

London International Mime Festival: Fet a Mà’s Cru

Catalan circus duo Fet a Mà present Cru, a delightfully playful yet strikingly potent piece about everything and nothing at the same time, as part of the London International Mime Festival 2014. Pre-set on stage in the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, Marta Torrents struts high-heeled back and forth across the stage, watched hungrily and hawk-like by Pau Portabella, who seems to devour her in every glance.

Torrents stands upright, downstage, blank-faced as he approaches her shyly. Reluctantly, gently, he reaches out and, with the slightest touch, she topples sideways, full-bodied and stiff as a board.

… click the link in the title to read my full review of Cru at the London International Mime Festival on