The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents
PESCADO - A Circus Cabaret Fusion
A new circus work featuring NICA’s second year artists directed by Hayden Spencer and Carita Farrer Spencer
Co-directed by Australian cabaret and circus mainstays, Hayden Spencer and Carita Farrer Spencer, PESCADO will submerge the audience in a wonderful world of piscean characters, outstanding circus skills and tongue-in-gill silliness, all wrapped up in a ‘Venice Beach’ atmosphere.
The directors have plunged their creativity into the underwater theme. “We have created human characters that are based on elements from the ocean. Think aerial trapeze backing vocalists who strangely resemble both prawns and The Supremes, crab-like strong men, a Walrus-esque ringmaster, and scuba-diving DJs and dancers.”
Audiences can expect a brave and edgy performance full of stunning character work, physicalisation, humor and a dynamic array of circus skill performances.
“We have responded to the skill-set of our ensemble and their creative passions and ideas, then we framed a show around that. The result will be a cavalcade of characters, some hilarious and quirky, some dynamic and extreme,” said Hayden and Carita.
Twenty multi-talented artists will present high level circus skills including: Tight Wire, Hula Hoops, Acrobatics, Clowning, Aerial Straps, Handstands, Roue Cyr and Tissu along with a good dose of humour, live music and quirk.
Session dates and times:
Dates: 13 - 16 May 2015
Times: Wed - Thurs 7.30pm
Fri 6.00pm & 9.00pm
Sat 1.30pm and 7.30pm (Approx. 70 Minutes)
Adult $30 / Concession $25 / Child U16 $22
Family (2 adults & 2 children) $85
Family (2 adults & 3 children) $100
Groups (min 10) $24pp
*Preview 12 May @7.30pm - all tickets $15
Parental guidance recommended (PG)
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