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The surrealist new piece
troupe Circa fuses
dynamic circus acts with
absurd rabbit heads,
blindfolds and Rubik’s
to electronic music.
Feb 17-21, 6488 5555.
WA CIRCUS FESTIVAL
WA’s one and only circus festival is definitely worth
putting on the calendar. The family-friendly event,
held on a sprawling property just outside of Margs,
includes camping on the neighbouring paddock.
Be entertained by internationally acclaimed circus
acts, theatre and kids shows. Then, stay up late for
the adult-only cabaret shows, “where all the risqué
stuff comes out,” according to festival director
Matt Yates (‘Fat Matt’ to his fans). With market stalls,
delicious food and drinks (yes, there’s a bar area),
live music and DJs going all through the day
and night, there’s something for everyone.
Ever dreamed of joining the circus? Get
involved in the extensive list of classes
and workshops available over the
weekend – or get in a week early to
attend the ‘Festival Training School’
– where more than 122 classes
(no, that’s not a misprint) are
offered every day. Lunar Circus
Site, Karridale, Jan 24-26,
0439 999 793.
KINETICA: A MIDSUMMER
This circus interpretation of the Shakespearean classic
lures audiences into a mysterious and sensual world
of aerial circus, infused with quirky, dark storytelling.
Four lovers manage to become entwined in a ‘literal
love tangle’ on the trapeze.
The Big Top at Urban Orchard, Feb 8-15.
FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA DAY
This Oz day, head to Scarbs
for heaps of fun freebies –
including a family-friendly
circus show in the big top.
Scarborough Beach, Jan 26.
A LEAGUE OF
Shock warning – watch
the first and only man on
earth to swallow swords
with strongwomen and
contortionists. The Big
Top at Urban Orchard,
Jan 30-Feb 6.
DAMN THE CIRCUS
Tumble Circus’ slapstick
new show offers a behind-
the-scenes view into making
the ‘dream of the circus’,
and its addictive yet cruel
reality. It contains all the
regular circus perks, with
a side of theatrical humour.
The Big Top at Urban
Orchard, Jan 30-Feb 7.
Full details and online bookings at scoop.com.au/circus
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