Following on from a killer season at Sydney Festival in 2014 and 2015 and sold-out shows in London, Edinburgh, Bogota, Auckland, Adelaide and Munich, LIMBO is making its Melbourne debut, taking up residence in the Spiegeltent during Melbourne Festival. With awe-inducing acrobatics, breathtaking manoeuvres and a serve of cheeky cabaret, LIMBO is circus with a grown-up and grungy twist.
Presented by Strut & Fret (producers of La Soirée and Cantina), Underbelly Productions and Southbank Centre, LIMBO has all of the danger of — but much more sexiness than — your regular night at Cirque du Soleil. This is circus with grit, set against the funked-up, old-time jazz, oompah, rap and bossa nova of Sxip Shirey's electric live score.
Look forward to performances from squirm-inducing fire eater Heather Holliday; "French gravity-defying Chinese pole master, beatboxer and clown" Mikael Bres; and a trio of acrobats whose routine has them hilariously swaying from poles into the audience.
This event is one of our top ten picks of the Melbourne Festival. Check out the other nine.