Cirk La Putyka: Jo Tomalin talks to Anna Schmidtmajerová about Batacchio, a Czech Contemporary Circus show inspired by the lavish extravaganzas of the 1800s.
“Award-winning contemporary circus company mixes breathtaking acrobatics, original music, magic tricks and unexpected illusions in a fantastical journey to the spectacular comedies of the 19th century. Batacchio fluctuates between real and unreal, truth and illusion, combining new circus, dance and theatre with disciplines rarely seen on stage – ventriloquism and stage magic. This UK debut for Batacchio marks the company’s third Edinburgh appearance following sell-out seasons in 2011 and 2015. Total Theatre Award nominee. ‘Memorable theatre‘ (Scotsman). ‘One of the best things you’ll see at the Fringe‘ (InformedEdinburgh.co.uk). Presented by Aurora Nova. Part of Czech Showcase, 2017.”