National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

Qu’est-ce Que C’est? [What Are They Doing... Here?]

We are looking for someone… someone important maybe, or maybe not? We don’t know who it will be, we may not even know what we are searching for…

Charlotte Saliou is a Paris-based circus director known for her delightful brand of contemporary clowning and physical comedy with a strong narrative storyline. She has created numerous shows including ElianeS and Jackie Star, Elegance and Beauty and has worked with international companies such as Cirque le Roux and Compagnie Numero 8.

Expect the unexpected as Saliou brings characters to life from NICA’s cohort of 3rd year performers. In their final production as students at NICA, this ensemble will serve up a spectacle of eccentricity, exultation, spontaneity and humour. Enjoy a range of elite circus skills mixed with physical theatre, falls, slapstick and poetic stage imagery.

Within the characters of Qu’est-ce Que C’est? you may find a friend, an enemy, someone loved, an icon, a star, a queen, a superman, a fool, or a Madonna - in short, the Everyman who summons our humanity.

Choreographer – Meredith Kitchen
Sound Design – Carl Polke
Lighting Design – Matthew Cox
Costume and Set Design – Emily Barrie
Stage Manager – Sarah Platts

Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday 8 December 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Preview Tuesday 27 November 7.30pm

Duration: 90 minutes *this show is currently in the creation phase and show duration may change

Adult                                       $30
Concession                            $23
Family (2 adults 2 children)    $85
Family (2 adults 3 children)    $99.50
Group (Min. 10 people)          $25 per person
Preview (27 Nov)                    $16

*All tickets General Admission

NICA National Circus Centre,
39-59 Green Street, Prahran, VIC

Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Recommended)
Recommended Age: 12+
Content: Haze, mild course language and mild adult themes (fighting, gun use, drug taking, sexual references & sexism) in the context of a comedic show.
Note: This show is currently in the creation phase and content warnings may change as the show develops. Please check the NICA website for final information prior to attending the show. For more information on any content warning, please contact NICA Reception on (+613) 9214 6975. 

Event starts
Wednesday 28 November, 2018
Event Ends
Saturday 8 December, 2018
NICA National Circus Centre
Venue Address
39-59 Green Street, Prahran, VIC

Victoria, Melbourne

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