DATES: 29 November- 9 December 2017
LOCATION: NICA National Circus Centre, 39-59 Green Street, Prahran, VIC
Directed by Kate Champion
Please Hold that thought, your tongue, your nerve. Please Hold that handstand… just a bit longer… Please Hold your breath in awe at what sheer determination and will can achieve.
Please Hold will showcase the incredible and diverse skills of NICA’s final year circus artists. Audiences can expect to see a range of high-level skills: from competitive hand balancing and intricately coordinated tumbling, to extreme flexibility and highly tuned acrobatics. Performers will traverse a maze of ropes and straps, testing their stamina and agility to the limit. When parents and peers alike implore you to choose a career that will provide you with security, what makes a young person spend years training to become a circus performer? With humour and insightful observations, Please Hold will dig into the impulse that drives these young adults to shun a 'normal' life in pursuit of something rare and exceptional.
NICA is Australia’s Centre of Excellence for training in contemporary circus arts. It is one of eight national arts training institutes and offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts. Graduates of NICA have gone on to pursue exciting careers both locally and internationally and have contributed to the development of Melbourne’s vibrant circus arts industry.
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Online Magazine is proudly covering this year production (media: Bryanna Reynolds and Kieran McNamara) . Please stay tuned for more details.