Circus, photography and storytelling fuse, in an intimate show, which welcomes you into the hidden world of circus women. Three renowned Circus artists share their strength and vulnerability as they delve into motherhood, injuries and mental struggles; all while supporting one another (sometimes very literally).
This is not a typical circus show, but one that shows real, complex, strong women onstage, who share their stories, their art and their hearts. Making the show even more moving is the way that photography is integrated into the show, to give an insight into not only to the performers private lives, but that of local women too.
“The reaction from the audiences has been overwhelming” says producer and performer Dawn Pascoe. “Every night, people come up to us with tears in their eyes – it has reminded me of the power and beauty of simply sharing our truth.”
For those wondering what to do with the kids – bring them! It’s a great way to show them strong, vulnerable, honest women – and there’s plenty of circus to keep them enthralled.
The show concept came about when photographer Rachel Collier went camping with Dawn just before the first lockdown. Seeing an image of herself, in her rawness in the bush, Dawn didn’t see her flaws, and instead said ‘whoa, she is strong’… and the rest is history. Or should I say her-story.
She Is Strong
Thursday 1st July
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Northbridge
Tickets $27 – $30 from www.ptt.wa.gov.au
Part of the Perth Circus Festival.