Gasworks Circus Showdown

Heat 1 – 27 May at 7.30pm
Heat 2 – 28 May at 7.30pm
Finale – 30 May at 7.30pm

Full $30
Concession $25
Gold Card $24

Full $40
Concession $35
Gold Card $32

Contains nudity, adult content and references to mental health.

An unparalleled professional development opportunity for circus and physical theatre artists, performed in a showcase made possible by daring artists and adored by audiences since 2012.
Shortlisted acts present excerpts of new shows, and unprecedented development awards will help artists to take their works to new heights. New awards to be announced, thanks to new funding support from the Robert Salzer Foundation, Creative Victoria, NICA, & Adelaide Fringe.

“Fifth year in attending and it continues to enthrall me” – Audience Member

This program is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Robert Salzer Foundation.

Since 2012 Gasworks Arts Park has been presenting Gasworks Circus Showdown, a festival showcase of local circus, which provides professional development opportunities for circus and physical theatre artists and profiles the cultural vitality of these art forms.

The only performance opportunity of its kind in Australia, Gasworks Circus Showdown invites artists from across Australia to present 10-15 minute acts (solo, duo, or groups) in a professional venue under the guidance of experienced circus professionals. Participants have access to rehearsal space and then proceed through semi final nights, and receive feedback by a live panel of industry professionals. The series culminates in a final showcase which brings the most advanced artists together for one night, where an overall winner is awarded with a series of career development opportunities. Previous finalists have used Gasworks Circus Showdown as a springboard to develop new works which have been performed nationally and internationally. They have also been offered further performance opportunities at Gasworks Arts Park.

Gasworks Circus Showdown aims to create discovery in the arts, breaking new ground and setting opportunities for the future. The City of Port Phillip is fast becoming a home to quality circus and physical theatre and Gasworks Circus Showdown aims to consolidate this potential by offering a stepping-stone for showcasing and developing new and emerging talent. This unique project engages directly with emerging and mid-career circus artists and provides them with professional development opportunities far beyond their ordinary reach.

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