Hands some Feet
By Anna Wann on 23 Feb 2018
People were like: What will you see at Fringe World tonight?
I was like: Hands some Feet.
They’re like: WHAT? Handsome feet?
I’m like: No. Hand (pause) some feet.
They’re like: Handsome feat? As in a good-looking achievement?
I almost gave up: Maybe. All I know it is a circus production at that cool venue called the Showman’s Fair at the Urban Orchard.
Of course I did not say that.
And then I walked into the Showman’s Fair to see Hands some Feet and metaphorically turned into a happy child again. This is one of my favourite transformations through art.
Some productions turn you into a laughing sarcastic philosopher, some into a sensual demi-god or goddess but being able to connect with the innocence, beauty and bravery of childhood is a truly precious experience.
The pair of circus performers: Liisa Näykki and Jeromy Zwick not only possess technical prowess when it comes to juggling, tightrope-walking or skipping-roping.
Through their confident clowning they are able to eliminate the fear in the audience. And by clowning I mean a gentle nudge not to take ourselves so seriously, nothing over the top.
The contemporary self-made music acts like a third performer, assists every step and holds all the moves together tight.
And that is all the description I am going to give you.
During the half an hour or so they also use their handsomeness to make us remember what it was like to fall in love for the first time. We did not have worldly expectations, or ideas about how you supposed to love.
No talking was required. Juggling with each other’s hand, catching the other falling and sometimes pushing that important person can equally mean love.
Life has a lot to offer, we still have a lot to explore. Better get busy exploring this last weekend of Fringe World and go and see Hands some Feet.
25 Feb 2018