Chasing Smoke

Published by: KabukuPR | 12-Apr-2022
65,000 years of old-time ways told through now-time circus.
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Date: Friday 13 May to Saturday 14 May 2022
Time: 8pm
Ticket: $23-$44
Buy / Ticket:
Call: 02 8839 3399
Multi-award winning performers Casus Circus are set to bring their unique style of mesmerising circus to the Riverside stage with Chasing Smoke, presented by a talented ensemble of all First Nations circus artists from 11 – 14 May.

Tumbling through life while juggling an existence where Australia’s First Nations culture, tradition and lands are under threat, Casus Circus stomp, dance, flip and weave their message showcasing a people not defeated by adversity, but instead, celebrating survival, modern-day Aboriginality and pride.

The world’s oldest living civilisation is the life force that empowers the stories within Chasing Smoke told through the lens of Australia’s only all First Nations circus ensemble, giving audiences a more holistic look at Aboriginal Australia than in our history books.

Chasing Smoke is directed by Natano Fa’anana, (Polytoxic’s Briefs: All Male Review), co-directed by Jesse Scott (Casus Circus’ You & I) and stars Lara Croydon, a proud Gudjala Kabulba woman (2high Festival 2016’s NAKED), Ally Humphries, a proud Wakka Wakka woman (Melba Spiegeltent’s Corked Up), Harley Mann, a Wakka Wakka man (Aerialize’s Insomni-Air), Dylan Singh, a Wiradjuri man (Circus Oz’s Precarious), Pearl Thompson, a proud Aboriginal woman (awarded Australian Circus Festival 2019’s Indigenous Australian Circus Artist), Dale Woodbridge-Brown, a Kamilaroi man (Circus Oz’s Briefs: Close Encounters).

When: Friday 13 May at 8pm, Saturday 14 May at 8pm (Auslan Interpreted) 1 hour with no interval
Where: Riverside Theatres - Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Tickets: Adults $44, Concession $40, 30 & Under $35, 18 & Under $31, Groups 8+ $40, Students/ Teachers $23, Workshops and Performance Bundles $40. Transaction fee $4.60.
Discounts available for Riverside Theatres’ Members.

Schools Performances
Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 11am
Thursday 12 May 2022 at 11am

Casus Circus Workshop for schools
Thursday 12 May 2022 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Bookings via, phone at (02) 8839 3399, or Box Office from one hour prior to performance.

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