Following sold-out shows on their recent tours to the US, China and New Zealand, One Fell Swoop Circus returns to FRINGE WORLD with By A Thread. This must-see spectacular is playing for a strictly limited season, from 21 January to 9 February. Tickets are now on sale.
By A Thread features One Fell Swoop Circus' trademark 30 metres of white rope and showcases the raw strength of seven dynamic acrobats who redefine aerial acrobatics.
The award-winning, mesmerising performance offers audiences rich visuals of inventive acrobatics as the cast manipulate and suspend their bodies without the assistance of rigging and hardware. The result is the ultimate trust exercise, depending solely on the strength of other ensemble members.
Co-directed by Charice Rust and Jonathan Morgan, the show examines the relationship between trust and risk in an innovative aerial apparatus — the rope acts as a metaphor of the trust necessary in any relationship, acrobatic or otherwise.
"We wanted to produce a show that combines dynamic acrobatic skills and physical theatre in a choreographed exploration of tension – physical, emotional and relational," Charice Rust said.
Charice Rust, co-director and performer, says One Fell Swoop Circus are thrilled to be performing again for the adventurous Perth audiences who appreciate and engage in the arts so deeply and who have been so incredibly supportive of their work previously.
"Perth Fringe World is a special place for us, it really was the launchpad for a series of successful tours around Australia, to the US, New Zealand and even China, so we are really looking forward to bringing the show back to WA!" she said.
The ensemble boasts cutting-edge techniques with the seven performers having completed intense physical training at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), Australia's elite-level circus training institute, and in China at the Beijing Acrobatic School.
"While risk is always present in circus, so is joy. There's something incredibly exhilarating and fun about using our bodies in creative and jaw-dropping ways," Charice Rust said.
"Circus is such a powerful art form because what you see is exactly what you get – no smoke and mirrors!" she said.
By A Thread is a 50-minute show which challenges both the audience and performers, as the One Fell Swoop Circus production defies the capability of the human body.
Don't miss the FRINGE WORLD season, running between 21 January to 9 February. Performances will be held at 8.30pm with Saturday matinees at 3.30pm.
The venue is the Main Hall at Girls School.
Secure your tickets today at fringeworld.com.au. Prices are as follows: Standard $39, Groups (6 persons or more) $29, Kids $26 and Friends of Fringe $27.50.
★★★★½ ARTSHUB, AUSTRALIAN ARTS REVIEW & THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
★★★★★ THE CLOTHESLINE.COM
"A brilliant ensemble piece." ArtsHub
"What One Fell Swoop Circus created on stage often looked more like a work of art than a circus" The Adelaidian
WINNER Best Circus Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018