By a Thread by One Fell Swoop Circus

By a Thread is a new ensemble circus creation exploring the relationship between trust and play on an innovative aerial apparatus. Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a precise negotiation of cause and effect. The performers use this metaphor for connectedness to explore the give and take, balance, and dynamics of relating to one another. Leaving the realm of the solo act where the performer relies on their individual strength, our acrobats rely on the strength of the group to hold the end of the rope, keeping them aloft.

By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics and spectacular skills from some of Australia’s best emerging circus artists. With intense training in a breadth of contemporary circus disciplines, the performers have pooled their knowledge and skills, and then exploded the traditional boundaries of these disciplines to create a show where classic techniques are used in expansive ways and new skills are made possible.

Seven acrobats and 30 metres of rope…

21st Mar 2019 to 18th Apr 2019

One Fell Swoop Circus
Duration: 50 minutes, no interval
Artforms: Circus / Physical Theatre, Drama
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Date Venue Location More info
21st Mar 2019 Mildura Arts Centre 199 Cureton Ave, Mildura, 3500
23rd Mar 2019 Swan Hill Town Hall PACC Cnr Beveridge and McCallum Street, Swan Hill, 3585
27th Mar 2019 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
30th Mar 2019 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
2nd Apr 2019 Ararat Performing Arts Centre Barkly Street, Ararat, 3377
4th Apr 2019 West Gippsland Arts Centre Albert Street, Warragul, 3820
6th Apr 2019 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820
9th Apr 2019 Wyndham Cultural Centre 177 Watton St, Werribee, 3030
11th Apr 2019 Clocktower Centre 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
18th Apr 2019 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550