Roll up, roll up, step right this way …
Twelve graduating students from the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) have come together to create ECLIPSE – a show about living in the new normal. Exploring themes of unity and diversity, as well as harmony, balance and trust, this is their first live, public-facing production since 2019. Be dazzled by a live performance filled with acrobatics, corde-lisse, trapeze, aerial hoop, tightwire, roue cyr, handstands, foot juggling and hula hoop. The show runs from June 10 until June 18.
What you need to know
- ECLIPSE is the new show from the graduating troupe at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)
- A show about living in the new normal, it features collaborations with students from Melbourne Polytechnic and Swinburne University
- It runs from June 10 until June 18
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Devised by the graduating company, conceived by Sally Richardson and directed by Meredith Kitchen and Ben Sheen, ECLIPSE is a collaborative effort that features makeup by make-up students at Melbourne Polytechnic and featuring film by film students from Swinburne University of Technology’s Film and Television department.
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“These students have spent the last two years preparing and finessing their skills,” James Brown, the Head of Circus at NICA, said. “They are roaring and ready to present this unique piece to our audiences and we can’t wait for you to experience it yourself.”
- Thursday 9 June 7.30pm (Preview)
- Friday 10 June 7.30pm (Opening Night)
- Saturday 11 June 7.30pm
- Tuesday 14 June 7.30pm
- Wednesday 15 June 7.30pm
- Thursday 16 June 7.30pm
- Friday 17 June 7.30pm
- Saturday 18 June 2.00pm
- Saturday 18 June 7.30pm
Visit the Nation Institute of Circus Arts at 39-59 Green Street, Prahan. Get your tickets to ECLIPSE by heading here.