Recommended for ages 12+.
The work is suitable for all but resonates best with people who have an understanding of colonisation.
Circus and Physical
A collision of circus and culture that interrogates harmony and conflict to find a Common Dissonance.
For thousands of years in Australia, understanding of the world came from Dreamtime stories song lines, and oral histories. In a 21st century world, the hypocrisies of a culturally diverse past lingers in the wake of a globalised present.
Common Dissonance explores this complexity in a moving contemporary circus work. Two performers, with shared and distinctly individual experiences, create a physical dialogue to seek balance, community, exchange, unity and diversity.
In a world where it is common to believe in both spirituality and science – how can we navigate between harmony, conflict and the complex dialogues that consume contemporary culture to find a Common Dissonance?
Following a highly successful, Greenroom Award nominated season at The Melba Spiegeltent and an award-winning season at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe, this beautifully choreographed First Nations work showcases some of the best Australia has to offer in contemporary dance and circus.
About Na Djinang
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.
Founded by Wakka Wakka man Harley Mann, Na Djinang Circus aims to develop work that utilises the next generation's social and political attitudes and tell stories that challenge 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.
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