We have Cirque du Soleil coming to Singapore later this year with their show “Kurios” and on seeing an advert for it on TV last night, I was telling my son about the French circus group “Archaos” from the early 90s.
Anyone else remember them ?
If I recall correctly, I saw them at the Edinburgh festival and in Manchester in the early 90s. A manic mix of Mad Max meets the circus with juggling chainsaws, flamethrowers, exploding vehicles, one side of the trapeze being a JCB…….and a live band playing throughout. Unfortunately they went bust in the mid 90s.
Whilst I have seen Cirque Du Soleil a few times and it’s always been good, it never seems to be a good as my memories of Archaos – or am I looking at it through the proverbial rose tinted glasses…..
With the juggling chainsaws etc, would they still be able to get away with such a show these days on health and safety grounds ?