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National Institute of Circus Arts presents Sick
 

SICK Conceived and Directed by Gavin Marshall

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.

Season:                27-30 November & 4-7 December (preview 26 November)

Time:                    7.30pm nightly, 1.30pm matinee on Saturday 7 December

Duration:             70 minutes

 

Venue: NICA National Circus Centre, 39-59 Green St, Prahran
Dates: Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Saturday 07 December 2019
Bookings: www.nica.com.au

 

 

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