Imagine an urban train station…strangers…chance encounters. It’s a setting ripe with possibility and, in CODA, the National Institute of Circus Arts’ (NICA) troupe tumble, dance, leap and fly at those possibilities with gregarious gusto – to transport audiences to a world where memory blurs both fantasy and reality and the past slams into the present with all the spectacle of contemporary circus.
The 23 second-year students in the cast come from all the corners of the globe and are midway through their Bachelor of Circus Arts degree. In CODA, they are choreographed and directed by Megan Jones, who’s been Head of Performance with NICA since 2008 and has performances at the Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne International Arts Festival under her creative belt.
Think it’s the end? Maybe it’s just a new beginning.
22 June – 1 July 2011
NICA National Circus Centre, Green Street, Prahran
Evenings: 22,23,24,25, 28, 29 June and 1 July 7.30pm
Matinee: Saturday 25 June 1.30pm
$14 – $55