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Cirque Nocturne Presents LITHA

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A Spectacular Cirque Nocturne Performance in Victoria Square (Image Supplied)

Why not celebrate summer at a circus spectacular in January? Adelaide based circus company Cirque Nocturne is presenting a free family spectacular called LITHA in the parklands at the East End of the city. This event includes come-and-try workshops ($10) showcasing a variety of basic circus skills, and concludes with a spectacular free circus show.

Cirque Nocturne has some of the best of Adelaide's circus performers, featuring artists with national and international performance reputations. It includes a wide variety of thrilling acts such as world-renowned hula hoop performers, jugglers, fire spinners and stunning aerial acrobatic acts.

The circus skills workshops are open to people of all ages, and are a great introduction to recreational circus arts for the whole family. The workshops will be taught by professional circus instructors from local circus schools, and allows participants to try their hands at a variety of circus skills, from juggling to acrobatics, hula hoops, stilt walking and more.

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See a Spectacular Performance From an Aerial Acrobat (Image Supplied)

Cirque Nocturne's producer and performer Kate Lawrence talked about the origin of the title and theme of the event: "The name LITHA comes from an old Celtic word for the summer solstice. We chose the name and the theme for the production to reflect the concept that summer has culturally in Australia - it's a time of carefree celebration, a time of year that is almost sacred. We asked the artists to use their childhood memories of summer as inspiration for their performance pieces. We wanted to invoke that feeling of laid back, buoyant joy that you feel whilst on summer holidays by presenting colourful, upbeat performances".

Cirque Nocturne was founded in 2016 and debut its first show at the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe. Since then, the company has performed shows throughout Adelaide and Melbourne to widespread acclaim. This will be the second time the company has presented LITHA in the Adelaide CBD.

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Join in Free Come and Try Workshops

LITHA from Cirque Nocturne takes place on Saturday January 6 at Rundle Park in Adelaide's East End. The workshops begin at 3pm and the free performance starts at 8:30pm. Come along and enjoy this spectacular free entertainment in the Adelaide parklands.

For more information about Cirque Nocturne and LITHA, see the website and Facebook page.
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Why? See the spectacular free circus performers in LITHA
When: From 3pm
Where: Rundle Park, Adelaide
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