Tuesday, November 14, 2006

new women's circus show

Women’s Circus presents

THRILL! as women dare to celebrate the women who pioneered new circus!

GASP! as past issues rear their ugly heads!

It was 1979 in Melbourne…

A new voice in Australian performance was emerging from an old pram factory in Carlton: students and radicals, anarchists and Trotsyists, bohemians and hippies, draft dodgers and circus performers.

“Women can do anything" they cried, and they did - they juggled, they balanced, they defied gravity and convention.

The Real Mighty Bonza Whacko Wimmin’s Circus was born.

"It's not real circus! REAL circus has animals! A circus without animals is like a plane without wings!" the traditionalists cried.

"A plane without wings is a rocket!" the women replied.

23 November to 9 December, 2006
Wed - Sat 8pm, Sat 2nd Dec matinee @ 2pm with Auslan translation
Footscray Drill Hall 395 Barkly Street, Footscray (Cnr Gordon Street)
Tickets: $27.50/$19.50 conc, $75 Family (2 Children under 15 & 2 adults)
Bookings: CUB Malthouse Theatre 9685 5111


Ellie said...

Hah! A friend of mine is performing in this - I've asked her what she's doing but the only hint I've got is "something hairy", so I've got to see it to sate my curiosity!

gtg said...

what's a nice girl like you doing on a blog like this?


go! see the show! tell me what it's like! i'm so jealous. i miss circus. it was fun and silly and purty. i'd like to ask who yr friend is and if i'd know her, but no real names in this part of cyberspace. hairy is intruiging. . .