• Amy Toledano

Tarot presented by The Feathers of Daedalus Circus

What is it?

The Feathers of Daedalus company presents an enticing and sexy show that combines circus acts with modern performance. 

What is it about?

The audience is lead on a spell-binding adventure as we follow along with tarot cards being pulled on stage which guide the performance, in addition to live tarot card readings for members of the audience. To accompany each card that is pulled on stage by host Ruby Wednesday, the multi-talented cast performs top notch acrobatics. Accompanying the performers is an avant-garde jazz band that is just as much part of the performance rather than only accompaniment. 

How did it make me feel?

The setting and ambiance makes one feel as if they’ve been sucked into an underground circus filled with divination and death defying acts. It is an extremely exciting night out. Prepare to be completely captivated and awestruck with every element of the show. 

Ruby Wednesday gives a performance that holds the crowds attention, not with over-dramatics and flashyness, but with subtitles and a tonal quality that is reminiscent of ASMR. 

Alongside Ruby, the acrobats are hand balancer Imogen Huzel, acrobatic double act Josh Frazer and Tessa Blackman, and aerialist Lauren Jamieson. These four make us hold our breath with every move they make, never ceasing to amazing the audience. 

The band, Yoshi, appear to have their own show going on simultaneously, yet works together in perfect synergy without compromising the forefront performers. 

Anything else?

The show is directed by Joanna Vymeris who is clearly a visionary. Vymeris has put together a remarkable crew and has managed to showcase each and every one of their unique talents. 

One cannot resist mentioning Ruby Wednesday’s powerful singing voice and fire-breathing, which comes as a complete surprise. Ruby does this with such flare and ease that is quite startling to feel the heat from the flames. 

I can’t help but feel that due to the constricting space that the performance is capped. As audience members we just want to feel the lid fly off and let in any and all spirits and sprites that may be amongst us. We can only wait for the next instalment of this bewitching performance. 

Natasha x

Tarot is playing in the Forge, VAULT Festival until the 1st February 2020.

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