Escape to a 1930’s Parisian café as the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Last Orders! – a slick and intimate show served with breathtaking circus skills and madcap antics, at the state-of-the-art National Circus Centre in Prahran from 11 June 2015.
Directed by James Brown and Helene Embling, Last Orders! plays on the behavioural code associated with being a high class waiter, while drawing inspiration from the classic, time honoured Parisian waiters’ race of the 1930’s.
Set in an alluring and intimate venue equipped with a full bar and cabaret seating, NICA’s third year students will showcase their immense circus talents as they inhabit the role of waiters, a profession that also requires a great deal of agility, balance, elegance and precision.
Audiences will be served a magnificent entertainment feast with the 16 artists performing incredible acts specially selected from the menu and made to order including Chinese pole, tightwire, hula hoops, acrobatics, clowning, aerial straps, handstands, hand balancing, juggling, single point trapeze, and tumbling.
This a rare opportunity to glimpse the future stars of the circus world, right before they step out onto the global stage that awaits them.
NICA is Australia’s Centre of Excellence for training in contemporary circus arts. It is one of eight national arts training institutes and offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts. Graduates of NICA have gone on to pursue exciting careers both locally and internationally and have contributed to the development of Melbourne’s vibrant circus arts industry.
NICA National Circus Centre, 39 – 59 Green Street, Prahran
Season: 11 – 20 June 2015
For more information, visit: www.nica.com.au for details.