Casting Off features the incredible talents of Melbourne-based circus company, A Good Catch, which was founded in 2017 with a mission to push the boundaries of circus performance. Their work is characterized by a feminist tone and a proactive approach, redefining the art of devised performance. At the heart of Casting Off are three extraordinary women: Debra Batton (64), Sharon Gruenert (45), and Spenser Inwood (34).
Attendees might be shocked by the vigour with which Debra Batton hurls herself around the stage, but she’s found that plenty of audience members have felt energized by her athleticism. “Older women come up to me and say ‘I’m so inspired and want to get out there and do more things’,” she says, “and you know, even young women are incredibly inspired by it as well,” said Batton.
The production has garnered acclaim and recognition, including the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Best Circus at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, as well as Weekly Winner & Overall Winner of the Best Circus & Physical Theatre Award at Adelaide in 2019. In addition, Casting Off received the honor of Best Circus at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2018. “Casting Off” offers an unforgettable, genre-defying experience that redefines circus artistry. Don’t miss this unique and powerful femme show.
October 29th at 7:30pm
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