The latest offering in the artsy, Burning Man inspired cirque style, Cirque Berzerk, was well produced for its first time out. Appearing at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in a newly purchased white tent the weekend of shows has sold out. Featuring dancers, aerialists, and lots of fire, the choreography was creative and well rehearsed, the aerialists strong and daring, (didn't make me nervous, always a plus) and the fire, well, smoky and attention getting. The retro surreal costuming enhanced the performance and played well to the adult loft-living crowd. Music was provided by a 3-piece live band joined by a vocalist and performers doubling on percussion and backup vocals. Great to see that independent artsy live entertainment is growing in LA.
Could it be that just as animals are disappearing from the planet and circuses, fire and heat are replacing them in both places as well. Hmmm. . . Art is a reflection of life is it not?