Best Original New Circus – Melbourne Fringe 2015.
Award-winning circus artist Rockie Stone (Fright or Flight – Best Circus, Perth 2015 & Adelaide 2013, Total Theatre (UK) nomination 2013) returns to the stage with her unique style of contemporary circus. This time, teaming up with award-winning acrobat Vincent van Berkel (Casus, Circus Oz) and kinetic sculptural artist Callan Morgan to explore the stark reality of climate change in this breathtakingly honest eco-apocalyptic circus show.
It’s the end of the world as we know it. What happens in the moments after the eco-apocalypse? How can we possibly find Hope in the face of so much global devastation? Framed as a dreaming on an apocalypse caused by environmental devastation, Perhaps Hope invites the viewer to examine the humanity behind the masses and the thinly veiled beauty hiding beneath the ugliness.
Drawing inspiration from chaos theory, biomimicry and current social commentary, and complimented with an arresting soundtrack (Laurie Anderson, Olivier Messiaen, and Arca), this humorous, delicate and tension-filled work will leave the audience with a renewed optimism, and perhaps hope…
Perhaps Hope has wowed audiences in Edinburgh, Melbourne, Perth & Adelaide, winning the ‘Original New Circus’ Award in its premiere season at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival. The show has also been nominated for Total Theatre (UK) Best Circus Award 2016, two 2015 Greenroom Awards (Innovation in Contemporary Circus; Performance in Contemporary and Experimental Performance), played to sold-out audiences in Perth, and received glowing reviews in every season presented.
Total Theatre Award (UK) nominee 2016
Winner “Original New Circus” Melbourne Fringe 2015
2x Greenroom Award nominee 2015 (Innovation in Contemporary Circus; Performance in Contemporary and Experimental Performance)