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Award-Winning One Fell Swoop Return to Gasworks Arts Park with Unique Premiere Season

BY Sassy Red PR | 23-Jul-2019
Human beings are naturally inclined to value remembering over experiencing. But what would happen if the experiencing self were triumphant? #SensoryDecadence #OneFellSwoopCircus
Venue: Gasworks Theatre
Address: 21 Graham Street, Albert Park VIC
Date: 16 - 23 August, 2019
Time: Wed – Sat 7:30pm, Sat 1:30pm
Ticket: $45 Full, $40 Concession and Under 30s, $30 Grps 6+ and Locals Night
Buy / Ticket: http://www.gasworks.org.au/event/sensory-decadence/
Web: https://www.onefellswoopcircus.com/
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EMail: frontdesk@gasworks.org.au
Call: (03) 8606 4299
Award-Winning One Fell Swoop Return to Gasworks Arts Park with Unique Premiere Season
Sensory Decadence
Photographer: Aaron Walker
Subject: Latonya Wigginton
In a vibrant celebration of sensation, five circus artists pursue the ecstatic, immediate completeness of experience, through exhilarating and contemporary circus.

This August, One Fell Swoop Circus present the premiere season of 'Sensory Decadence' by bringing their trademark skill set and style to bear on what Nobel Prize winning economist Daniel Kahneman calls the two selves; the Experiencing Self (that lives each moment) and the Remembering Self (that constructs the story afterwards). Drawing on influences spanning from ASMR to the surrealist world of readymades, Sensory Decadence invites Melbourne audiences to explore a unique alternative world.

“We were inspired by the idea of the 'two selves' from Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking Fast and Slow.” explains co-creator and co-director Charice Rust.

“The catalyst for creating the show was us trying to imagine a world where people embrace the experiencing self, just a little bit more, and find the richness in everyday experiences. We’re excited to introduce audiences to the bizarre contrasts of surrealist readymades, the intense intimacy of ASMR, and the multisensory appreciation of food found with degustation. 'Sensory Decadence' is a degustation of sensation and experience - beyond the spectacular acrobatics of circus, audiences will be drawn into powerful intimate encounters.”

Melbourne-based and garnering rave reviews and awards for previous works; 'By a Thread', 'Kilter' and 'Mitsein', One Fell Swoop invites audiences to viscerally experience the balance of joy and risk inherent to group acrobatic performance, creating powerful works on the cutting edge of contemporary circus practice.

One Fell Swoop Circus is proud to be the 2019 company-in-residence at Gasworks Arts Park.

'Sensory Decadence' is proudly supported by the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund, the Gasworks Foundation Patrons Fund, the Saunders Circus Grant, and the Friends Of One Fell Swoop (FOOFS).

Created and Directed by Charice Rust and Jonathan Morgan
Performed by Ryan Darwin, Ellen Grow, Jonathan Morgan, Charice Rust, Latonya Wigginton
Lighting Design by John Collopy
Set/Costume Design by Stephanie Howe
Composition by Duane Morrison
Dramaturgy by Debra Batton

★★★★★ - The Clothesline (By a Thread)
★★★★ 1/2 - The West Australian (By a Thread)
★★★★ 1/2 - The Music (By a Thread)
★★★★ - ArtsHub (Kilter)

WINNER: 2018 Adelaide Fringe Best Circus Weekly Award (By a Thread)
NOMINATED: 2018 Melbourne Fringe Best Circus Award (Kilter)
NOMINATED: 2017 Perth Fringe Best Circus Award (By a Thread)