National Institute of Circus Arts presents Sick

Published by: PBP | 25-Nov-2019
Conceived and Directed by International Guest Director, Gavin Marshall. Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger"¦
Venue: NICA National Circus Centre
Address: 39-59 Green St, Prahran
Date: 27 Nov - 7 Dec
Time: 27-30 November & 4-7 December | 7.30pm nightly, 1.30pm matinee on Saturday 7 December
Ticket: Adult $32, Concession (including children U16) $25, Family of 4 $85 and Group (6 or more) $25pp
Buy / Ticket:
Call: 9214 6975
Join us for a surreal 24 hours in St Nowhere's Hospital. A hospital where the doctors are clowns, injured athletes dance on their hands and microscopic viruses bounce along the corridors, which slide in and out along with your consciousness. This is what it means to be SICK, walking the tightrope of hope and despair.

With relatable themes of hope, healing, bravery and betrayal, SICK will have you in stitches.

Leading audiences down the hospital corridors is International Guest Director, Scotsman Gavin Marshall whose creative credits include actor, aerial choreographer and director with the UK's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, a key creative of Andy Serkis' digital performance-capture studio The Imaginarium and various roles in Bollywood blockbusters - Dhoom3 and Thugs of Hindostan.

Inspired by Marshall's personal experience of a prolonged, career-altering stay in hospital, SICK uses slapstick, circus and clowning to explore what happens when your body lets you down. This contemporary circus ensemble work shows the final year students of NICA's Bachelor of Circus Arts adapting their circus skills and specialties to unusual apparatus such as wheelchairs, crutches and hospital beds.

For the emerging circus performers of NICA's Bachelor of Circus Arts, this show will mark their final NICA performance before they graduate and embark on a professional career where dealing with and protecting themselves from injury is constant.

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