National Institute of Circus Arts Present Circus showcase 2016 - Things NOT of this EARTH
Dates: 8 - 18 June 2016
Times: Wed – Sat 7.30pm
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Things NOT of this EARTH, an exuberant production of elite-level circus. Set against the backdrop of a sci-fi inspired “B movie”, the 2016 graduates playfully probe questions of identity and belonging, as they bend genre and blur multiple art forms, incorporating music, drag, glitch and beyond.
Directed by renowned circus and theatre artist Hayden Spencer with associate direction from award winning circus artist and NICA graduate Emma Serjeant, Things NOT of this EARTH incorporates elite-level circus skills in a satirical romp towards an extra-terrestrial utopia.
Distinctive circus acts will be presented against the backdrop of a sci-fi inspired “B movie”. In the tradition of all things “B movie”, the production will feature a diversity of other-worldly delights including a killer hermaphrodite from outer space, a giant foot-juggling strawberry and a soccer-ball-juggling alien.
Audiences should prepare to be on the edge of their seats as part of this utopian space exploration, which invites them to wander off the beaten path and away from their comfort zone. You’ll have to ask yourself, “Who or what is really to be feared in this world?”