We’re in Melbourne!

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We are so thrilled to be in Australia! Rehearsals for our latest work, “Trashed,” began last week with our collaborators, Emma Serjeant Performance, at Circus Oz in Melbourne. We are having a blast working with Emma and her artists. And we’re actually finding a way to blend contemporary dance with Circus. The results are amazing.

If you’d like to see all that we’re up to, join us for our:
Facebook Live Stream on Wednesday, September 28 at 9:30pm (Chicago time). Click here for more info.

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Countdown to Australia

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August 9, 2016 – 37 days till we leave!

Yesterday, we started our circus training with the amazing Shayna Swanson. Shayna is the director of Aloft Circus Arts (which will have a new home soon!). So far, we’ve learned some techniques for handstands, 2-highs, walls, back walkovers, and more.

Its been fun and exciting and we’re getting stronger every day! By the time we get to Melbourne, we’ll be ready for our collaboration with awesome Australian circus artist, Emma Serjeant.

Look what Shayna got us to do!
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We’re going International!

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We leave for Melbourne, Australia on September 15 and we return October 3, and we are so excited! While we’re there, we’ll be collaborating with renowned Australian Circus Artist Emma Serjeant, formerly of Casus Circus on a new work that combines contemporary dance and circus and performing in an Open Rehearsal at Circus Oz, one of Australia’s leading circus organizations (we know! details are below).

The new work, currently titled “Trashed”, will be an innovative movement-based work and, according to Wini, it will “explore our increasingly messy world, which is filled with way, way too much stuff. Humans are natural hoarders and we all have too many things. The real tragedy is that these things are taking priority over the other humans in our lives.”

There will be have a virtual component to this collaboration, including a live streaming event on Facebook (exact dates/times TBA — check back here in a few weeks).

The traveling company includes Company dancers Timothy Bowser, Zada Cheeks, Ariel Dorsey, and Rebekah Kuczma, and as a circus consultant, Shayna Swanson of Aloft Circus Arts.

Details:
Open Rehearsal for “Trashed”
Date: Friday, September 30 AEST
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Circus Oz, 50 Perry St, Collingwood, Melbourne VIC 3066, Australia