The Sydney Festival Circus Program 2018 confirms the leading-edge, world-class nature of Australian Contemporary Circus.
The 2018 Sydney Festival, under the Artistic Direction of Wesley Enoch, has maintained a strong commitment to the presentation of contemporary circus. The 2018 circus program focuses on presenting Australian work, and serves to underscore the range, vitality, and extraordinarily high calibre of contemporary circus in Australia now. The shows presented include:
It’s Not for Everyone from Acrobat
A challenging and provocative work that combines circus with commedia dell’arte, butoh, and performance art to create a unique and extraordinary work exploring the human condition and, amongst other things, the awareness of the inevitability of physical disintegration and death.
Confronting, bleak, funny, physically eloquent and profoundly beautiful.
Model Citizens from Circus Oz
The first work from the new Artistic Director of Circus Oz, Rob Tannion, Model Citizens shows the larrikin humour long associated with this national circus company in an exploration of Australian suburbia. The work displays considerable innovation with the surreal enlarging of everyday items from the suburban environment, such as a clothes peg, and a safety pin. used to create unique, new pieces of circus apparatus…
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