Chasing Smoke

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Chasing Smoke

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 02 July - 04 July 2020
Category Live Event


All performances of Chasing Smoke have been cancelled.

If you booked through Riverside Theatres, a member of our Box Office will contact ticket holders regarding refund options.

Riverside presents Casus Circus

The spark that ignites the question “Who am I?” flickers inside us, but only some have the courage to pursue the answer. Chasing Smoke is a unique glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture told by Australia’s only Indigenous contemporary circus ensemble.

Tumbling through life while juggling our responsibilities in an age where culture, tradition, land and identity are under threat, these performers paint the world that was, is, and could be.

Featuring striking aerial and acrobatic floor work, intimate storytelling, sketch comedy and dance, this show will capture your students’ imaginations and take you on a powerful journey from the Dreamtime to the modern day.

FYI this production contains smoke haze. Recommended for ages 12+

Green Room Awards
Winner: Best Contemporary Circus

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Chasing Smoke was made possible and created through the Circus Oz BLAKflip Program.

Natano Fa’anana

Lara Croydon
Ally Humphris
Harley Mann
Dylan Singh
Pearl Thompson

(Stages 4 – 6)

From the Program Coordinator…

This show will make a beautiful NAIDOC Week excursion providing excellent insight into Aboriginal experiences in Australia. Through a style of circus that is mesmerising and artistic, Chasing Smoke represents Aboriginal culture and identity in all its diversity, giving us a more holistic look at Aboriginal Australia than we find in our history books.

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: Chasing Smoke Curriculum Links

Riverside’s Risk Assessment

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60 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A following weekday matinee performance)

Ticket Prices

MEMBERSAdult $37
Concession $33
30 & Under $30
Concession $40
30 & Under $35
GROUPSGroups 8+ $40
SCHOOL GROUPSStudent/Teachers $23

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