Fuego Carnal @ Empyrean At Gluttony, Adelaide 23/2/2018

Visually spectacular giving new life to seen-before circus acts with the wow factor of fire. This is a show for your eyes. The fire, the Adonis and Venus gorgeous looking performers – this show is for the Fuego lovers, and the lovers of the flesh.

The mood of the show is set with the sexy, and cheeky whip-wielding ring mistress taking to the stage. An impressive start to the show with aerial acts on fire lit chains. The explosive start is captivating and leaves you for wondering what is to come next.
The show involves a number of performers each showcasing their skills – from a flame throwing bag pipe player to sexy singer who was definitely not shy!

Sword swallowing is not something I enjoy watching, and this show was no exception. The audience seemed to enjoy and be impressed with the risk-taking behaviour despite from having to look away.

A personal highlight for me was the Ice Maiden combining ice-skating while twirling fire, intertwined with aerial swing acrobatics was not something I expected – a blend of fire and ice.

This show is borderline risqué with kids, with a lot of adult humour. Jokes and comments will either go over their heads, or would potentially be cause for some awkward questions in the car on the way home.

This is an impressive group of street performers in a cohesive and cleverly choreographed routine.

Four Stars

Fringe Review By Ilona Schultz

For more info on Fuego Carnal head to https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/fuego-carnal-af2018

2 Comments

  1. The thing with borderlines is that they are fluid .. for me my 6 year old loves the show and had not asked me any awkward questions … she is totally consumed by the aerials acrobatics and fire and other amazing skills.. lines drawn in morality are a personal thing ..

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    1. The reviewer did say there could be potential for questions and I think it was a fair caution, not a judgement particularly since this show doesn’t have a G rating. I for one want to read reviews that are honest like this one, so I can make a more informed decision about taking my child to see such a show. And I can say that based on the review, I think my kids would love the show and I’m happy for any potential questions on the way home! I don’t think the reviewer was saying borderline risqué is a bad thing, but for some parents it might be uncomfortable.

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