On Friday, May 6th, we held our first field trip to the Howard Gillman Opera House of the Peter J Sharp Building at BAM to see the US premiere of La Verita.
After weeks of anticipation, the performance did not fail to meet it's mark. Acrobatics, comedy, hula hoops, Chinese yo-yos, and rhino-men all to the backdrop of Salvidor Dali's "Tristan and Isolde." From the opening scene, the cast draws you in to a magical experience of levity, strength, precision, and joy. The beauty and technical difficulty of every move transports you to a time when you were a child. A time when playful antics, awe-inspiring flexibility, and on-stage quick changes invoke a multitude of raw emotions.
One moment, you're anxiously fidgeting in your seat at the mere sight of a man so double-jointed he seemed to put most contortionists to shame. The next moment, you're laughing at a man with a rhino head bumping into a stage door; and then you're awestruck by the duo hanging in the air on a metal square with only their flexed feet. With every new scene, there's a new chance to experience something wonderful, exciting, and jaw dropping. Undoubtedly, this show was worth the wait and was definitely the perfect way to spend a Friday evening.
If you missed this field trip, don't fret. There will be plenty of opportunities to see other shows just like La Verita. Check back on our Events page every now and then to see what shows we have coming up. You won't be disappointed!