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Acrobats promise night of breathtaking feats and powerful storytelling at Geraldton’s QPT

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
By a Thread has been performed across Australia and in France, New Zealand, the US, and China.
Camera IconBy a Thread has been performed across Australia and in France, New Zealand, the US, and China. Credit: Aaron Walker Photography

A performance of incredible acrobatics and storytelling is on show for Geraldton audiences next week at Queens Park Theatre.

By a Thread from One Fell Swoop Circus features some of Australia’s most talented circus artists delivering breathtaking choreographed performances, 8m above the air.

With nothing more than a 30m rope and two pulleys, the acrobats will be swinging, throwing, catching and climbing over each other, while exploring themes of romance, friendship, isolation and humour.

The act promises to emphasise the tension, trust, risk and joy that comes with performing these extraordinary feats.

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“One Fell Swoop Circus was formed as we wanted to make work that explores the trust implicit in ensemble acrobatic work, and apply this to aerials,” director and company co-founder Charice Rust explained.

“Circus is a powerful art form because what you see before you is actually what is happening.“

“When you see someone taking a risk by hanging upside-down from a rope that is held up only by other people, well . . . that’s what is happening.”

The act, which has been performed across Australia and the world, has received rave reviews.

The West Australian’s Saskia Scott previously gave the show a 4.5 stars, describing the show as “a beautifully choreographed exploration of tension — physical, emotional and relational — that weaved and soared through a wide spectrum of contexts and tones”.

“As an audience, we followed the performers through moments of confusion, hilarity, romance, playfulness, fear and friendship,” she wrote.

By a Thread is being held on Friday, September 16 at the QPT from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

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