DNA

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (theatre, acrobatics)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

Casus Circus bring you their biggest show yet! An enthralling ballet of acrobatics from the team that brought you Knee Deep, Driftwood and You & I. Through the language of physical theatre the acrobats take us through their own stories – one is crushed by a constant need for control, another must move through cultural genocide. The tangled web of a depressed mind, the self-recrimination that inflicts a queer man in a homophobic world. Tied together with extraordinary skill and risk. There is no escaping our DNA. There is not one, like any other.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance. There are 4 steps into the performance space if not taking the accessible route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Donnie Zuo 26 days ago

There were some shiny moments, but this show suffered a regular ill for circus performances, and that was murky, unfocused narrative. As a result, it lost my interests occasionally. More stunning acrobatic moves should make up for it, but unfortunately, it just never reached the ignition point for me.

Nathalie 33 days ago

Mesmerizing performance by a team of extremely gifted acrobats! As Katharine Kavanagh writes in her review of the show on the Circus Diaries website, "beyond the physical echoes, there is the vital sense of camaraderie. DNA delivers us to a place of acceptance and love that’s palpable. We’re not left with an unequivocal happy ending, because that’s not life, but I come out feeling hope, togetherness, and a sense of gratitude that humankind has enough variety in it to allow these amazing skills to be developed and shared". Absolutely BRILLIANT show!

Lynn Tennent 34 days ago

A great acrobatic performance.

Lloyd 40 days ago

Felt this was a fairly typical and average sort of Fringe show. Competent acrobats performing well together, some good stuff but overall not wildly exciting.


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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 26 days ago

Casus Circus has built up a formidable reputation at the Fringe, with previous big hits Knee Deep and Driftwood. ...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 30 days ago

The human body is incredible and none are more so than those of the nine members of the Casus ensemble. With both playfulness and sincerity, the artists perform unbelievable feats of strength in a celebration of the diverse stories that make us human. This sh...

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Circus Talk (4/5 stars) 32 days ago

DNA mesmerizes

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Miro Magazine (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

Casus’ technique is superb. Crafted using their signature style, the choreography spells out personal narratives through a kind of joined-up handwriting. The troupe are well acquainted with danger, and it is this unpredictability that makes their work so exciting – one can never guess where they are going, or what they will do next.

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Total Theatre 36 days ago

Australian circus company Casus brought their acclaimed autobiographical two man show You & I, staged in a theatre setting, to Edinburgh in 2018. For Ed Fringe 2019, the company (creators of Knee Deep and Driftwood) return to more familiar Spiegeltent territory with a new ensemble piece, DNA – in this...

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The Circus Diaries 37 days ago

With their largest ensemble yet, Casus return again to the Fringe to bathe us in their flowing acrobatics and aerial choreographies. Rich as ever in evocative music choices and unique physical entanglements, DNA is also – to my mind – their strongest blend of movement with meaning.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

It’s always a treat to see Casus Circus, and this year’s show is no less mesmerising than its predecessors. Performed by a seven-strong team, ‘DNA’ focuses on the differences that bind us all together. Through graceful acrobatics and dance they explore their personalities and tell beautiful stories with their bodies....

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Australian-based Casus Circus return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their latest project DNA. Through physical theatre and acrobatics, DNA explores the concept of our own uniqueness, and how much of our identity is actually inherited or determined by the choices we make. Performed by five acrobats and two dancers, this ensemble...

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The List (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

Impressive circus skills exploring gender politics...

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