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Precarious (VIC, Australia)


18 Jul 2018 - 30 Dec 2020

Short Synopsis

Precarious takes us on a journey into the mayhem that is the ministry of nature, an absurd lo fi bureaucracy.

A non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages, Precarious explores what happens when the overseers of nature fail in their duty of care? In this new show, the physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be upended, creating chaos on a human and global scale.

Innovative circus acts are unearthed as the ensemble pushes beyond acrobatics to create an exciting three-dimensional world that examines the fragility that exists between humanity and nature. In this precious ecosystem it only takes one thing to go wrong before the natural balance is lost.

Precarious unfolds through an ingenuous maze of phenomenal acrobatics, spectacular aerials, live music and physical comedy. The unique skills and talents of the Circus Oz ensemble include extraordinary foot juggling, jaw-dropping aerial rope and tippy ring, mesmerizing roué cyr, Chinese pole, and hula hoop, all hilariously woven with original music from the Circus Oz live band.

Reviews Feature

"Co-directors Kate Fryer and Rob Tannion have created a richly imagined fantasy where the spectacle and daring and novelty of circus meet theatrical polish and craft" - 4.5 stars, The Age

"Circus Oz' Precarious has audiences smiling minutes in, gaspiing minutes later and applauding for many minutes more" - Theatre Press


Directed By
Rob Tannion and Kate Fryer
Availability Status
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