Mad men take it to the limit

A troupe of mad-scientist acrobats have tumbled, twisted, cartwheeled and fallen into Wodonga, ready to wow audiences with their defiance of gravity.

In their Controlled Falling Project, set in a 1930s laboratory, four ThisSideUp performers mix theatre, circus, clowning, dance, puppetry, and percussion.

After shows across Australia, Europe and Britain, the heart-stopping circus spectacular continues today at The Cube.

Tour manager and performer James Brown said the fast-paced show had the acrobats challenging the extremes of their physical ability.

“We do weird and wonderful experiments on each other for flexibility, strength, height and power,” he said.

The acrobats will also hold a one-hour workshop for children aged eight years and over today at 1pm.

“It’s about fun, risks, new skills, techniques and introducing our style of performance,” Mr Brown said.

After a show last night, the Controlled Falling Project will stage two more today — at 11am and 6pm.

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