Na Djinang Circus presents: Arterial
Next date: Sunday, 02 June 2024 | 05:00 PM
to 06:00 PM
An invigorating and moving performance that celebrates what it means to be First People - the lifeblood of this country.
A moving acrobatic performance linking people, country, and culture, where the unseen bonds between the body and the land become beautifully visible.
This award winning Na Djinang Circus performance explores the ancient connections tying First Nations people together, strong through bloodlines but irreparably damaged through colonisation. Four performers connect with each other physically and spiritually in a display of breathtaking acrobatics. Arterial will both excite and move you as the performers celebrate what it means to be First People—the lifeblood of this country. The land is its beating heart.
Na Djinang Circus is a Melbourne based contemporary circus company working with diverse young artists to share unique insight with the next generation’s Hands & Feet. Na Djinang Circus aims to develop work that utilises the next generation’s social and political attitudes and tell stories that challenge our own perceived ideas about contemporary Australian society. Their work explores fundamental human characteristics from an indigenous perspective, using the body to demonstrate complex human experiences of trust, connection, vulnerability, and joy.
Na Djinang Circus is known for being a First Nations led company and their art and ethos reflect traditional and contemporary values. They are curious, original and free to make mistakes. They believe as artists they have the power to shape audiences’ opinions and help create change.
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
COPACC 2024 Member $24
Age suitability: 12+ (the work is suitable for all but resonates best with people who have an understanding of colonisation)
Warnings: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that the work contains voices of people who have passed away.
Sunday, 02 June 2024 | 05:00 PM
- 06:00 PM
COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac, 3250, View Map