A Calisthenics Dynasty
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Ben Neutze from the Daily Review describes this new series as:
one of the most bizarre but satisfying comedies commissioned by the ABC in years
Amongst other storylines, the 12 minute episodes tell of the secrets of a former calisthenics dynasty.
Comedian Anne Edmonds plays four different members of the Watts family. One of these characters is Karen, a suburban mother hoping to save a calisthenics studio from closure. Our sport is repeatedly described as:
a dynamic art form where gymnastics and dance come together and friendship and confidence are fostered.
A newcomer to calisthenics replies “you keep saying that but I still don’t know what it is”.
Apparently Karen was previously a member of a calisthenics trio that had mastered a well-known, complicated routine. References are made to a double flip-twist, and a coach/mother who “was going to make me do calisthenics for the rest of my life”.
The series can be viewed on ABC iView.
Note that this series is classified as M (for audiences 15 years and older). The concepts and language are definitely not appropriate for our younger members.