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.
***premiering October 2021***
“We shall spit at the sky and invoke the earth claiming a realm of madness as we attempt to find truth. With this mischievous trinity no sacred cows are safe, but we will rescue the fallen and sabotage the saints. Is gumption the answer we have been looking for?” - The Angels
The founders of A Good Catch embody three angels struggling to help humankind. These angels are not the ethereal and romanticised shining light kind. They mock without cynicism, ridicule without despair and move between heaven and earth re-inventing values and vice.
This little gang of audacious, raucous, no holds barred and gumption filled gremlins, sorry angels.... exploit their own myths and clichés. A full-flight launch into dis/grace with wings and halos akimbo, everything is on the table, including the most profound question of all:
What happens when an angel is ready to die?
The Declamatory Space (working title): In Development
TDS is a circus performance responding to the ideology of freedom of speech and contested histories; who gets to be seen and heard and who decides? From the tradition of the soapbox to the construction of an outdoor circus rig, we will illuminate new understandings and futures.