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NICA presents: Dispersion


NICA presents: Dispersion

  • Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019 to Saturday, 22 June 2019, Preview - 18 June: 7.30pm | Wed to Sat: 7.30pm | Matinee - Sat 22 June: 2pm
  • Venue: NICA National Circus Centre — 39-59 Green Street, Prahran, VIC
  • Tickets: Adult: $30 | Concession: $23 | Preview (18 June): $16 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

The National Institute of Circus Arts presents Dispersion - a contemporary, abstract circus work set to live improvised music, exploring the forces that both separate and bind humankind.

With a cast of 15, the show explores the notions of cultural identity – from the initial evolution of a collective species into diverse tribes, to the modern, globalised world where cultural identity can be more obscure.

In this spectacular display of circus, movement and physical theatre, performers flip, soar, skip and contort to conquer a swinging Russian bar, a double tightwire and a group rope performance.

Co-Directors Zebastian Hunter, who is fresh from working on Barnum the Circus Musical, and Meredith Kitchen lead NICA’s cohort of 2nd year students in this daring production of future circus stars.

A live band will underscore the work, featuring drummer Chris Lewis (former Circus Oz Musical Director), guitarist Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano, Kathleen Halloran Trio) and composed by Dr Jenny Game-Lopata who will also play saxophone. Game-Lopata is Academic Leader at NICA and has published articles on improvisation, intercultural music and education. These dynamic, improvising musicians will traverse the musical globe, drawing styles from countries around the world.

Set and Costume - Stephanie Howe
Lighting - Simon Fox
Musical Director and Composer - Dr. Jenny Game-Lopata


Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Recommended). Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Most Suitable For: Ages 13+
Content Warnings: mild violence (hitting, slapping, kicking), strobe lighting, smoke/haze
Note: This show is currently in the creation phase. Changes to thematic material may be made during the creation process and new content warnings added. Please check back to this website for updates prior to attending the show.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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