Circa is one of the great success stories in Australia’s performing arts scene, rising from a boutique operation in Brisbane to a world-renowned leader in contemporary circus. Some measure of its international appeal can be seen in the fact that audiences in London and Berlin have enjoyed Peepshowbefore any Australian capital city.
It’s a bit of a coup for Castlemaine, then, that this dazzling and playful work has been programmed to headline its biennial arts festival.
Peepshow represents a change in direction from some of the company’s more elevated pieces. This one takes inspiration from clubland and cabaret, all-night raves and lusty jazz, from the louche underworld of the red-light district rather than the high culture of string quartets and symphony orchestras…
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