Dispersion - 2nd Year Ensemble
DATES: 18 - 22 Jun 2019
VENUE: National Institue Of Circus Arts (NICA) at 39-59 Green Street, Prahran Victoria 3181
Directed by Zebastian Hunter and Meredith Kitchen
The National Institute of Circus Arts presents Dispersion - a contemporary, abstract circus work set to live improvised music, exploring the forces that both separate and bind humankind. With a cast of 15, the show explores the notions of cultural identity – from the initial evolution of a collective species into diverse tribes, to the modern, globalised world where cultural identity can be more obscure.
In this spectacular display of circus, movement and physical theatre, performers flip, soar, skip and contort to conquer a swinging Russian bar, a double tightwire and a group rope performance. Co-Directors Zebastian Hunter, who is fresh from working on Barnum the Circus Musical, and Meredith Kitchen lead NICA’s cohort of 2nd year students in this daring production of future circus stars.
A live band will underscore the work, featuring drummer Chris Lewis (former Circus Oz Musical Director), guitarist Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano, Kathleen Halloran Trio) and composed by Dr Jenny Game-Lopata who will also play saxophone. Game-Lopata is Academic Leader at NICA and has published articles on improvisation, intercultural music and education. These dynamic, improvising musicians will traverse the musical globe, drawing styles from countries around the world.
Set and Costume - Stephanie Howe
Lighting - Simon Fox
Musical Director and Composer - Dr. Jenny Game-Lopata
Photo by Sean Paris Photography featuring Reuben Baron.
Duration: 60 minutes (no intermission)
Family (2 adults 2 children) $85
Family (2 adults 3 children) $99.50
Group (Min. 10 people) $25 per person
Preview (18 June) $16
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