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NICA GRADUATE LEWIE WEST DEVELOPS NEW CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS WORK

Fold - Photo by Carnival Cinema

Lewie West is a 2008 NICA graduate who since completing his Bachelor of Circus Arts has worked with some of Australia’s most notable contemporary circus companies. Whilst at NICA, Lewie impressed us all with his acrobatic skills and performance in aerial straps.

Upon graduation, Lewie performed as part of CIRCA’s ensemble, touring from 2009 – 2015 at which time he was their longest serving ensemble member. Lewie has since performed with renowned contemporary circus company Gravity and Other Myths (GOM); he has been featured in a remount of GOM’s inaugural work Backbone, and most recently in Out of Chaos as part of the Adelaide Festival in 2019.

Circa - Colm Hogan

Circa - Photo by Colm Hogan

In addition to being an incredible performer in ensemble acrobatics, in 2013 Lewie came home from the 34th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain with a gold medal for his solo straps performance.

Back on home turf, Lewie has recently performed in FOLD. This piece was devised by Lewis along with NICA Cert IV alumni – Mieke Lizotte, and directed by Darcy Grant.
The show recently sold out its season at Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) and we can’t wait to see what’s next for this show.

Fantastic work Lewie! We’re lucky to have you as part of our NICA alumni!


Article added 01 Jul 2019

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