By a Thread
Thursday, 11 April
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
One Fell Swoop Circus
Seven acrobats and 30 metres of rope…
Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship the performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics. The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a precise negotiation of cause and effect.
By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics 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.
“An intricate and mesmerising piece of art” —ArtsHub
“The risks they took were in the stunts, as well as in their storytelling.” —Australian Arts Review
Directors: Charice Rust and Jonathan Morgan
Ensemble: Sam Aldham, Ryan Darwin, Sarah Gray, Jonathan Morgan, Alyssa Moore, Charice Rust, Latonya Wigginton
Created by: Charice Rust, Jonathan Morgan, Ryan Darwin, Ela Bartilomo, Sarah Berrell, Emily Chilvers, Hamish Norris, Jordan O’Brien, Amanda Lee, Luke Thomas, Piri Goodman
Dramaturg: Zebastian Hunter
Lighting Design: AfterDark Theatre
Costume Design: Emily Barrie
Sound Design: Lee Stout