The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents ONEIRIC

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The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents ONEIRIC

Session Times
Thursday 8 June 7.30pm (preview)
Friday 9 June 7.30pm (opening night)
Saturday 10 June 7.30pm
Tuesday 13 June 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 June 7.30pm
Thursday 15 June 7.30pm
Friday 16 June 7.30pm
Saturday 17 June 2.00pm (matinee)
Saturday 17 June 7.30pm (closing night)

National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents its third-year student ensemble show ONEIRIC, taking place Friday 9 June – Saturday 17 June at NICA National Circus Centre (NNCC Building) Prahran.

ONEIRIC is brought to the stage by the same charismatic cohort that sold-out seats in Circonoclasm last year. Three years in the making, this group have mastered their artistic individuality, yet unify to become one dynamic and synergistic whole. Witness the depth of their chemistry, and on-stage electricity in their graduate ensemble.

In this show, circus, sound, and contemporary dance dissolve the barriers of black and white, beyond which exists endless potential. Shards of colour pierce the subconscious, introducing joy, contrast, light and dark, similarities, and all our differences. A beautiful fusion of expressive movement, this interpretive work of art asks each to derive their own personal meaning.

ONEIRIC is a void that offers no distinction between reality, and the ephemeral. Existence is monochrome. The show is directed by Edgar Zendejas, internationally renowned choreographer, visionary, and founder of acclaimed dance company, Ezdanza. He has a trail of accolades punctuating his extraordinary career, and has collaborated with the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, and École Nationale de Cirque. Edgar rejects artistic constraints, fluidly melding dance and circus to breed a new class of contemporary choreography that is both ground-breaking and invigorating.