It could have been a straightforward display of acrobatics, gymnastics and would still have been impressive, no one could deny Circa's skill and strength but what transformed it into an amazing experience was the context and the idea behind it.
In truth I felt that I Fagiolini's music was somewhat over shadowed by the energy and visual drama of the Circa staging and performers but only because there was so much for our senses to take in all at once. The music was almost invisible but then would appear from the shadows, surrounding the audience and moving around and between. Seeing the singers up high, miniature, framed in silhouette against the huge west end window was astonishing.
There were many memorable scenes but the last sequence between two male acrobats on a pole at the west end was playful, skilfull and dramatic. And the heart-stopping fall from the ledge to the (mattress-covered) floor was stupendous too.
I may just believe in angels now!