Adelaide Fringe Review: Signal – Gluttony, 2023

Signal is unlike anything you will see at Adelaide Fringe this year. A mix of circus, music, and technology. It’s mesmerising from the start, with a layered soundscape starting with breath, the gentle clanging of a metal hoop spinning, giggles and audience claps that put the audience in a trance.

Three performers use sonic devices including heart monitors, synthesizers, and movement sensors to create music with their bodies with light humour, playful agility, and impressive strength throughout. The devices capture the movement of each of the performers and reverberate through the circular stage of the Ukiyo stage. It’s an intimate space perfectly suited to this hypnotic show.

A clarinet and flute are also incorporated in certain acts adding to the layers of this unique and experimental performance art.

As the performers tumble and flip to the ambient hum of the backing track, climb to the top of the rope with death defying stunts and move in choreographed unison the audience is entranced and enthralled as one act moves seamlessly into the next.

In their directorial debut, Winter Cyan has created something truly original and accessible to all. Signal is not to be missed.

Signal is playing at the Ukiyo tent in Gluttony until Monday, March 13. Get your tickets here.

***** Five stars.