Scott Hone

Casting Off

Dynamic and gutsy with an abundance of absurdity, Casting Off is circus-as-conversation that boldly challenges convention and topples expectation with raucous and poetic beauty. 

Casting off stereotypes, three generations of spirited women talk, tumble, fly, and balance precariously. The personal is political, the furious is funny, and the acrobatics are downright dangerous.  Self-directed, hand-knitted, and honouring the life events that get in the way of work, Casting Off is an exuberant accumulation of moments that shine a light on women in playful, fruitful and radical relationship. Monologues, melodies, arguments and chit-chat infiltrate acrobatics with philosophical charm. Always intimate and a little bit improvised, the work is immediate, communal and authentic.

Winner:  Jacksons Lane & Total Theatre - Best Circus Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Winner: Melbourne Fringe Festival - Best Circus 2018 

Winner: Adelaide Fringe Festival - Best Circus and Physical Theatre 2019.

Dramaturg: Alexander Harrison

Cast: Debra Batton, Sharon Gruenert & Spenser Inwood

Lighting Design: Eddie James

Costumes: Spenser Inwood

Rigging Design: Beau Dudding

Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore


***premiering August 2022***


Zoë: noun. A vital force of acrobatic chaos and absolute movement. Everything will be on the table as pressure systems accumulate. Acrobat, fungi, cloud, nest, dog in symbiotic relationships. Zoë will make you hold your breath until you think you'll burst. It is an intimate, theatrical experience, a circus response to the climate crises and our unwillingness to respectfully co-exist with all species. It’s a logical response to the commodification of life that is advanced capitalism.


Zoë looks to the future with human and non-human solidarity. It’s time we had a meeting,

World you are invited.

Director: Alexandra Harrison

Sound Composer/Design: Naima Fine Fine

Lighting Design/ AV: Gina Gascoigne

Costumes: Clara Mee Yee Chan


Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore

Alexandra Harrison

They Declare: A Circus Summit.

-new work in development 2022-2023.

We declare, we discuss, we divulge, we digress, we do.

The dynamic meeting of circus physicality with fierce declamatory politics will unleash a new experience, one that impacts the visceral imagination of their audience.