What can replace the hole left by loss? A freak flood rips through an Australian town – a village in tatters – a community in ruin. Amid the aftermath, an unlikely phoenix must unshackle a difficult past in order to grasp any chance of survival.
Polarity interrogates how we weather life’s disasters – asking what we do when the scaffold of what makes us whole, gets ripped out from under our feet. Combining contemporary circus, physical theatre and powerful raw acrobatics, Canberra’s own Warehouse Circus will balance the lightness of flying through the air against the heaviness of needing to find ground in this exquisite new circus work.
Circus for Life Festival is a biannual celebration of the diversity and richness that Circus brings to the everyday lives of Australians. From exceptional live performance, to audience participation and individual skills development, circus brings joy; uniquely showcasing itself as an intensely sophisticated art form offering social connection, physical fitness and mental health benefits for participants and artists alike.
Director: Kon Kudo Performers: Benton Adams-Walker, Michael Chong, Elena Hood, Jacqueline Newnham, Joshua Strachan, Warehouse Circus Ensemble Writer: Liv Hewson Set Design: Christiane Nowak Producer / Dramaturg: Karla Conway
The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra City West
Season: 6 – 8 October 2016
For more information, visit: www.circusforlife.org.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Warehouse Circus