Precarious Event DatesSat 03 Aug 2019 - Sun 04 Aug 2019 ManPAC Presents


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“Brilliantly choreographed mayhem performed with astonishing synchronicity and physical precision.”

Inspired by the garden surrounds, Precarious is a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages. The Circus Oz ensemble will unearth innovative circus acts to create an exciting three-dimensional world that examines the fragility that exists between humanity and nature.

The outstanding skills and talents of the Circus Oz ensemble will include extraordinary foot juggling, jaw dropping aerial rope and tippy ring, mesmerising roué cyr, Chinese pole and hula hoop – all hilariously woven together with original music from the live Circus Oz band.

Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, joins forces with independent director, Kate Fryer, to craft Precarious and create the mayhem that is the ministry of nature – an absurd lo-fi bureaucracy filled with phenomenal acrobatics, spectacular aerials, live music and physical comedy.

Brought together by their shared love of storytelling in recognisable, yet surreal worlds, Tannion and Fryer will continue to push circus innovation, extending expectations of circus skill and apparatus through collaboration with the Circus Oz ensemble, musicians and production team.

The Precarious Co-Directors explain, “We are in precarious times environmentally. How much more can our ecosystem take? Are we approaching the tipping point? Can humanity restore the natural balance before it is too late?”

Tim Entwisle, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Director and Chief Executive, comments, “We are delighted to be partnering with Circus Oz’s show Precarious. The show’s nature theme perfectly complements the new location. We look forward to welcoming its audience to the Gardens, and we hope to foster a strong, ongoing relationship together.”

Duration 70 No interval
Writers Precarious creative collaborating artists Dylan Singh, Emily Gare, Jake Silvestro, Jeremy Hopkins (musician), Jon Bonaventura, Lachlan Sukroo, Sophia Exiner (musician), Tania Cervantes Chamorra and Tara Silcock .
Creative Team Precarious artistic team Rob Tannion and Kate Fryer (Co-Direction), Laurel Frank (Circus Oz Founder and Costume Design), Michael Baxter (Production Design), Maddy Seach (Lighting Design), Jeremy Hopkins (Musical Direction), Andrew Dyson (Rigger), Tim Coldwell (Circus Oz Founder and Senior Circus Artist) and Cath Carmody (Stage Manager).

Recommended Age & Warnings
Family Friendly

Education Resource

Resources available

Education Workshop

No workshops available

Dates & Times

3rd August, 7pm (T3, W2)

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