|June 11, 2013||to||June 22, 2013|
* SYDNEY Live Theatre
Snowshow Review – MiSociety
Slava’s Snowshow starts slow but ends in a blizzard of fun
Slava Polunin created Snowshow following his performance in Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria in 1993. Slava and his band of clowns have taken the art of clowning and mime out from under the circus big top and into the world of theatre.
Snowshow is quirky and fun while drawing on the influence of artists such as Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Marceau and Leonid Engibarov employing the art of the ‘pause’ and subtle innuendo. The first half of the performance felt somewhat slow imparting the feeling of ‘is something going to happen soon’? In our (and the kids) world we have become so accustomed to everything happening at breakneck speed maybe a little slowdown is not such a bad thing.
Slava and his clowns ramped up the second half of the show with some fun effects to the delight of the kids with the finale climaxing in audience participation for a huge party with massive balloons and blizzards of snow.
Kids should enjoy Snowshow but due to the limitations of the Theatre Royal would strongly suggest to try for seats in the front half of the lower stalls area so they may take full advantage of the rollicking finish.