EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SUPER SUNDAY, Underbelly's Circus Hub On The Meadows, Lafayette
Super Sunday is a circus show by Race Horse Company, known for their uncompromising contemporary vision. They are of Finnish origin, and have extraordinary flair. What they achieve is a mesmerising and ingenious spectacle.
Super Sunday begins with an enormous bare stage, but under a small triangular window the cast enter the space crouching low into adult-sized toy costume horses, and hilariously one within a sheep. An acrobat in a teddy bear suit makes an early appearance, shyly being led to carry out outrageous tricks.
The real demonstrations of skill begin, coming thick and fast, and ever more impressive. The troupe have a love of break dancing, which merges with gymnastic skills. The company of seven transform the stage time and again to set up bigger and more impressive death-defying feats.
We see unbelievable stunts on The Russian Bar, Human Catapults and a duo of trampolines. Shockingly spectacular is The Wheel of Death. Within, over and under they roam, simply thrilling and incredible.
Race Horse Company are a troupe of the most dexterous, skilful human beings you may ever have been in the presence of. Add to that, the often dry and abstract humour, and you find yourself laughing and gasping in equal measure.