Attrape Moi

Quebecois circus group Flip Fabrique fill the massive Assembly Hall with awe and joy at their contemporary circus skills. Blending elements of traditional and contemporary circus Attrape Moi follows a group of friends and focuses more on getting to know these characters and the ties that bind them rather than trying to create a single overarching narrative via some mesmerising and death-defying feats. It’s a slightly alternative approach but it pays off with the audience left feeling a deep personal connection to all the performers not to mention the obvious delight at their superhuman abilities.

Attrape Moi is definitely not to be missed.

The show manages to pack in everything from beat-boxing diablos and hula hoops, to gravity defying somersaults on trampolines to name just a few. One of the most remarkable acts is when two of the performers fly through the air on a single aerial strap with a grace that would be more commonly found at the ballet – it’s a spell-binding dance in the sky (but please spare a thought for the invisible stagehands who are the people really leading this dance). Indeed the trust between the performers is tangible rendering their performances even more of a joy to watch and it makes their distinctive characters even more likeable – it’s remarkable just how intimately you feel you know them all after just one hour. One final point that has to be made about the performers is their incredible clowning and slapstick comedy skills – it seems some people are just born disproportionately talented but fortunately we get the pleasure of witnessing these superhumans.

All in all, Flip Fabrique are definitely a company to keep an eye out for and Attrape Moi is definitely not to be missed. It’s a cliché but true to say that there’s something for all the family here including an amazing soundtrack that provides the perfect, thumping beats for the edge of your seat stunts and shifting to a hilarious rendition of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana that’s nothing less than a delight to everyone. What more could you ask for?

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The Blurb

Attrape Moi (Catch me!) twirling twelve hoops, dancing with diabolos, and soaring through the air – all in a day's play for Flip FabriQue, the new face of Quebec circus. High flying, fearless and fun, these young artist-athletes astound audiences with adrenaline pumping feats of cutting edge nouveau cirque, dazzling in a crowd-pleasing spectacle of extreme acrobatics, dramatic turns on trampoline wall, and inventive parkour. This is a virtuoso display of athleticism and showmanship for the whole family.