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A bit of comedy, tons of acrobatic skill and plenty of irony
makes this hipster circus group a treat to watch. With a minimal-
frills stage, the focus is on their innovative performances and
a storyline that both laughs at and appreciates the struggle of
everyday life. Fringe World’s Pleasure Garden, Jan 30-Feb 2.
Try it yourself
CIRQUEST | Whether you’re young or just young
at heart, these guys have a class for you. In addition
to the circus basics, they also teach the daredevil-ish
German wheel. Multiple venues, cirquest.com.au.
WA CIRCUS SCHOOL INC | Want to learn
how to unicycle? Or maybe it’s the trapeze that has
your heart. This school has a wide variety of classes
available for small children through to adults, of any
skill level. Fremantle, circuswa.com.
PERTH FIRE GROUP | Volunteer teachers and
those eager to learn come together every week to
practise fire manipulation and circus arts. The skills of
the group vary from beginner to professional and all
they ask is to come with an open mind and a smile.
Hyde Park, play-learn-burn.com.
In true circus fashion, this group of international talent
has come together to create something spectacular.
NoFit State Circus started in 1986 with a group of
five friends. They believed that in order to create
a performance with true heart and soul, they needed
to live, work, eat and travel together. NoFit’s unique
philosophy clearly works, as their immersive shows are
awe-inspiring. The stunts in Bianco happen all around
you – above, behind and below – as you walk through
an old-school circus big top. Tightrope and trapeze
acts are reinvented and nail-biting stunts are
performed to a live band. Perth International Arts
Festival 2014 artistic director Jonathan Holloway
loves Bianco, saying “you share the excitement,
the fear, the danger without ever having to leave
the ground.” Better yet, this circus has an adult-
friendly-twist; with a bar and live music to enjoy.
NoFit State Big Top, Ozone Reserve, Feb 11-Mar 1.
After a whirlwind world
tour, seven international
illusionists are coming to
Perth to wow audiences in
a Vegas-style performance.
Not your usual gimmicky
magic show. Crown Theatre
Perth, Jan 18–26.
KIDS COMEDY GALA
Head to the Big Top for
some good old-fashioned,
kid-friendly, circus humour.
There will be juggling, jokes,
clowns and acrobats! Fringe
World’s Pleasure Garden,
CIRCUS – ROCK
Don’t let the name fool
you; this is an all-age
circus event. This small,
four-person team has
created a circus show
without all the pretense and
chock-full of Aussie humour.
You might even laugh your
pants off. Fringe World’s
Pleasure Garden, Feb 3-8.
A string quartet paired
with contemporary circus?
Genius! Watch the graceful
movements of circus group
Circa as they move to
the beautiful symphony
of Shostakovich, played
by French string quartet
Debussy. Regal Theatre,
Feb 26-March 1.
NITRO CIRCUS LIVE
Daredevil and adrenalin
junkie extraordinaire, Travis
Pastrana has taken his
live-action motorbike and
BMX sports show on the
road. Watch stunts like the
Wall of Death and Launch
and Splat performed with
freakish accuracy. nib
Stadium, May 10.
Opus (photography Michel Cavalca).
Pants Down Circus
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