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Could there be a more perfect setting for a performance by this spectacular circus troupe than the Royal Albert Hall?

Just arriving outside the building, with its majestic curves caressed by carefully placed lights, you feel a sense of excitement and awe. Step inside and these feelings only intensify.

Inside the beauty of the hall was allowed to shine with the set kept to a minimum and five soaring metal arches, known as téléphérique, the main focus. They are used to gently swoop artists on and off the stage.

Quidam means a nameless passer-by and we meet a young girl, with an angelic voice, who is bored and ignored by her parents until a strange headless man appears and gives her his blue bowler hat. It allows her to escape into a world of imagination.

There's no denying the air of slightly sinister weirdness with surrounds the performers. There's ghost character who just stands at the side of the stage, a rabbit woman who leaps about intermittently and a man who screams out at random times. This can actually be a little distracting from the main acts, who are all superb.

Our heads are set spinning first by Cory Sylvester as he spins onto the stage in his German wheel, becoming a human spoke as he flexed his body to twist and weave his way through the silver frame as it rolls about the stage. My mouth literally dropped open at the speed and dexterity with which he moved.

My jaw hit the floor and stayed that way for most of the evening when diabolo artist Wei Liang Lin took to the stage. I have seen similar acts before but his skill with the plastic spools was on a whole new level and my mind boggled at how he managed to perform the intricate and lightening quick tricks.

Julie Cameron's sensual aerial contortion's on columns of red silk were the perfect contrast. Clad in only a flesh coloured body stocking she tied herself up in scarlet bonds, at times moving elegantly and then frenetically, before releasing herself with heart stopping drops towards the ground.

The group skipping was a fun section, reminding you of your schooldays, as did the juggling of Patrick McGuire.

The trio of aerial hoop performers and Anna Ostapenko's hand balancing on canes were equally beautiful and steely.

Yves Decoste and Valentyna Sidenko's statue balancing act was a definite highlight but Toto Castineiras clowning, while a bit of light relief, seemed slightly out of place.

The big finale banquine act is a knockout. Also performed with chilling precision and lack of smiles, the series of throws, somersaults and balances is possibly the most thrilling thing I have ever seen and left my mouth dry.

If you've never seen a circus show before, then go. If you think you've seen a great circus show before, then go. You won't be disappointed.

Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, until February 16. Details: 0845 401 5045, royalalberthall.com