Co-Directed by Tammy Zarb
Exploiting the spectacular physicality of bodies in the at the air, the rising draws on a number os universal flood myths to explore our nation’s paradoxical love affair with water on the world’s driest continent in the age of climate change.
8 local Gold Coast upcoming circus artists and their iconoclastic collaborators, face off against an ever increasing tide to ask: “what are the costs of survival”.
About the Circus Corridor
THE CIRCUS CORRIDOR IS A COLLECTIVE OF CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS CREATIVES (TAMMY ZARB, CELIA WHITE, SIMONE O’BRIEN, KRISTY SEYMOUR) DRIVING INNOVATIVE PHYSICAL PERFORMING ARTS ON THE GOLD COAST.
April 8 - 11
Presented at Festival 2018
Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia
’The Rising’ is supported by City of Gold Coast through the Accelerate Triennial Fund and supported by Arts Queensland through the Queensland Government and supported by Australia Council as part of Festival 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Bold and Ambitious
“The Rising is bold and ambitious – a work of scale featuring a large cast of young artists. It is physically and musically inventive and features striking images with a powerful, driving energy. It is great to see a Gold Coast based project developing artists and creating works of scale and force"
— Yaron Liftschitz ( Artistic Director Circa)
“Circus Corridor created a fantastic and highly visual and energetic new work, The Rising as part of Festival 2018. The creative time that made this work showed really clear ambition that was very well executed, with a work that was perfectly designed for the round about stage.
— Louise Bezzina (Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival / Former Artistic Director Bleach Festival)