Delve into the deliciously fluid world of circus. The Night Circus is a moving performance across three iconic Footscray sites.
Watch aerial performers, encounter a power house troupe of aged, idiosyncratic circus women and watch a factory site come to life with a choir evoking ghosts of the past.
This special performance includes an adults pop-up circus workshop, so once you’ve watched the show, you can try it for yourself.
Lady Sherlock Holmes, Nazis and cabaret. #WitScandal
It’s London, 1939. Tensions are building as war seems imminent. Lady Sherlock Holmes and Dr Jean Watson are engaged by Diana, Lady Mosley to track down Irene Adler in Berlin and retrieve sensitive information. But all is not as it seems.
Join us in ‘der Kabarett’ as we bring you all the action and intrigue of Sherlock Holmes, with the seduction and wonder of an underground Berlin cabaret.
Presented as part of Due West Festival
25 August to 9 September; Preview 24 August
Across our opening weekend, choose to stay after the show and become part of our underground Kabarett. With all the feel of a 1930s Berlin Kabarett, you know it’ll be a night to remember.
This was another of the pieces that I, unfortunately, despite the best-laid plans, wasn’t able to attend.
However, I passed on my ticket to another and they had some interesting things to say about it. Paraphrased and run through my interpretation-machine:
Interesting. Minimal. No fires. Open field near water. Dark but could make out mountains on the horizon in the moonlight
Was Mike Parr there? Someone saying 1 2 3 4 at beginning and the end. Seated performers.
Audience had an interesting take on quiet. Whispering at the performance border or moving off a bit to talk. Turned around later and saw people/bodies scattered around the field – some laying down. Was reaching my cold limit. Saw people in hoodies and shorts…
I’m still sorry I missed it. Though I’m not sure how I would have responded to the endurance challenge. Hopefully, I would have rugged up and just given myself over to it. It all sounds quite ‘spare’.
My best-laid plans to be in Hobart for Dark Mofo this year fell apart. Happily, I was still able to experience a little of the festival elsewhere in Tasmania courtesy of The Crossing, a project by the unconscious collective. I’m even in the little video snippet below :)
- The shadow cast by Miles Brown’s theremin playing hand onto his face. It was like a live animation. Surely intentional.
- Moments of feeling like this could all be an act at The Bang Bang Bar.
- Alexander Hacke & Danielle de Picciotto; e.g.:
- Wondering what testing, if any, you need to do before playing big, dense music in a ‘found’ venue such as this. My ear drums were crackling – I wonder if all those stained glass windows were too…
- Amusing myself waiting for the show to begin:
This is happening in Hobart around about now…
“I’m tired. But I’ve been lucky,” Carmichael says. “Lifelines have a habit of appearing. Crises tend to give rise to new life. Remember Dionysus.”