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Hard Sell - A circus variety showcase

The National Institute of Circus Arts presents HARD SELL: an exclusive auction of Australia’s finest circus artists, featuring 15 thrilling works of art in a variety line-up.

Set in a high-class auction room under the unpredictable gavel of subversive MC Mitch Jones (Australia’s Got Talent 2019, Autocannibal), Hard Sell sees 17 artists transform the stage into a bidding war for Australia’s newest, elite circus talent.

Life imitates art - from the comedic to the dramatic - in a showcase line-up including trapeze, roue Cyr, tightwire, handstands, acrobatics and more amazing physical skills.

Circus industry attends NICA’s third year student showcase performance to scout talent for national and international touring, so the stakes are high and sales may be made.

Spectacular, creative, and dazzling, secure your tickets before you can say “going, going, gone”.

“When it comes to art, it’s important not to hide the madness.” (Atticus)

Curated by the NICA Creative Team.

Event details
18 to 21 September
NICA National Circus Centre  

Wednesday 18 September 2019 7:30 PM (Opening night - not for public sale)
Thursday 19 September 2019 7:30 PM  
Friday 20 September 2019 7:30 PM                         
Saturday 21 September 2019 2:00 PM (Matinee)
Saturday 21 September 2019 7:30 PM

More information and tickets: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=532295&

NICA is Australia’s Centre of Excellence for training in contemporary circus arts. It is one of eight national arts training institutes and offers Australia’s only Bachelor of Circus Arts. Graduates of NICA have gone on to pursue exciting careers both locally and internationally and have contributed to the development of Melbourne’s vibrant circus arts industry.

Photography by Sean Paris
Graphic Design by Louis Green
MUAH Ezra Mishka
Image featuring NICA students Tom Correia, Fara Jouir, Maui Ryan, Aleshanee Kelso and Chanel Phelan


Event details

Venue: NICA National Circus Centre, 39-59 Green St, Prahran, VIC 3181 Australia
Bookings: NICA


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