To be held from 26 September – 2 October, the National Circus Festival has revealed its complete program for its 2022 festival at the Mullumbimby Showground.
It’s been a long 12 months for the Northern Rivers and National Circus Festival. The 2021 festival was cancelled due to COVID and then the company and its festival site in Mullumbimby was ravaged by the Northern NSW floods in February 2022. The announcement sounds the triumphant 2022 return of the festival in magnificent style.
Leading the artist announcement is one of Australia’s premiere acrobatic companies, Gravity & Other Myths who will present their staple production, A Simple Space.
Gravity & Other Myths is an acrobatics and physical theatre company that know few boundaries and their show, A Simple Space, has achieved momentous international success, having performed more than 850 times across 34 countries and receiving multiple awards, most notably the IPAY Victor Award for People’s Choice.
Werk It from Victoria’s Circus Trick Tease, is the celebration of spandex, high-vis, vitality and vigour! A riot of colour and movement – big tricks delivered by an all-star cast with more sass and swagger than a TLC video clip.
The Brunswick Picture House will present Cheeky Cabaret – a two-hour adult show, casting some of the best talent on offer, smashing together circus, vaudeville, comedy, new burlesque and everything in between.
Further adding to the celebration will be a healthy contingent of internationally acclaimed artists, including international juggling sensation, Joe Fisher, the rivalled trio of Debra Batton, Sharon Gruenert and Spenser Inwood, who redefine their own form of circus in A Good Catch, and the internationally renowned natural exhibitionist The Space Cowboy with his unnatural ability to shock audiences with his innovative sword swallowing. … link to full length article at the Australian Arts Review