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Chasing Smoke at Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival
2nd May 2017
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 through the limitless artform of contemporary circus. Tumbling through life while juggling
our responsibilities in an age where culture, tradition, land
and identity are under threat, these performers will capture your imagination as they paint the world that was, that is,
and that could be.
Chasing Smoke is born out of Circus Oz’s BLAKflip, a program aimed at nurturing and ultimately increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus artists on stage.
Directed by Samoan-Australian director Natano Fa’anana (Polytoxic, Briefs, Casus Circus) an unconventional storyteller who chooses to learn from individuals rather than institutions, the premier of Chasing Smoke will not only challenge, amaze and entertain you, but also showcases the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander circus legends.
Chasing Smoke will premiere as part of Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival, presented by the City of Melbourne.
Venue: Meat Market, Blackwood St, Melbourne
Dates: Saturday 6 May to Tuesday 9 May.
Opening night SOLD OUT. Tickets selling fast, book now: http://yirramboi.net.au/events/chasing-smoke/