Some of you may remember Jersey Girl from earlier posts. She is John’s eight year-old granddaughter who lives on the Channel Island of Jersey. Two years ago she came to visit and we had loads of fun during the week she was with us and I shared some of our experiences around Cornwall in a few posts that you can find by following my link for Jersey Girl.
She arrived last Thursday and by Friday we were at Eden Project with our necks craned back as we spent the evening looking up watching the NoFit State Circus perform their new show, BIANCO. It was a an enjoyable evening, but not one we would likely take a child to again. Jersey Girl was put off by the lack of seats which required standing and moving about for the entire show. Additionally, I think using the word circus to a child brings to mind a show with animals where as this one had no animals and seemed modeled after the Cirque du Soleil shows I’ve seen over the years.
We got a quick peak at the venue before being allowed to enter and I wondered how it might all work with what looked like only a small amount of equipment.
I was a bit disappointed to learn that no photography, not even flashless would be allowed during the show. The man with the dreads in the center in the pinky-red vest was one of only two photographers allowed to shoot during the performance so I had to settle for a shot of him. I wonder how long it took his hair to grow down to the back of his knees.
Here comes Jersey Girl with her Bapa.
Time for a quick intermission.
During the break we found a place to sit and JG and I had an ice cream.
One of us likes to break a few rules and imagine my surprise when I glanced back near the wall to see John sitting on the floor snapping contraband photos inside the venue after the intermission.
You can see what John was trying to get a shot of if you look in the middle of the photo. I’m in the orange jacket with JG next to me. Up in the right corner you can see my favorite part of the evening. The musicians were the best and I loved it when at one point all four band members were beating on a variety of drums at once.
Wow…she’s growing up fast.
Looks like great fun but I kinda agree with Jersey Girl….no animals, no circus 🙂
A sweet evening. You bring up a good point. The cirque stye circus vs the animal style, i wonder where which one originated and if the origins are culturally based?
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There were times where I felt as part of the audience that we ‘got in the way of the performance’ !
Overall – not spectacular enough to be worth the money, I’m afraid.