Gasworks Circus Showdown

GASWORKS CIRCUS SHOWDOWN
Heat 1 – 8 May at 7.30pm
Heat 2 – 9 May at 7.30pm
Finale – 11 May at 7.30pm

TICKETS
Heats
Full $30
Concession $25

Finale
Full $40
Concession $35
VIP Premium Seats + drink $49

Package
Both heats and the finale
Full $90
Concession $75

WARNINGS
Contains nudity, adult content and references to mental health.

Gasworks Circus Showdown 2019 WINNERS

1st Prize $3000 cash, 1 week venue hire at Gasworks Arts Park, and Adelaide Fringe Registration: Jack William Wilde & Shona Conacher- Jack Wilde’s Glittery SH!TSHOW

2nd Prize $2000 cash & 50 hours Open Training at NICA: Borderline- Borderline

1 week of rehearsal space at Gasworks & Melbourne Fringe registration: D-humania- Code Grey

PLUS All acts in the Heats and Finale will receive professional videography and photography of their performances.

Thanks to all our supporters: Gasworks Patrons Foundation, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) & anonymous donors. Without their help Gasworks Circus Showdown would not be possible.

Gasworks Arts Park’s Circus Showdown provides professional development opportunities for circus and physical theatre artists in a festival showcase loved by audiences since 2012.

The only performance opportunity of its kind in Australia, Gasworks Circus Showdown invites artists from across Australia to present 10-15 minute solo, duo or group acts in a professional venue under the guidance of experienced circus professionals.

Two heats culminate in a final showcase that brings the most advanced artists together for one night, where an overall winner will be awarded 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.

2019 Acts

HEAT 1

Abort Acro presents Riches to Rags
Five young people leave different homes, soon falling into homelessness. Their only outlet and hope: circus. These street kids find family, love and unity amongst themselves in the dark city.

Silken Silhouette presents A Broken Smile
‘Grin and bear it’ ‘just smile through the pain’ phrases we are all told from when we are young, but how much damage are they doing? A Broken Smile explores the affects of smiling as a defense mechanism and the reality of being a young woman in today’s society. Through circus, dance and physical theatre we follow the experiences of a young girl and explore the difficulties faced within day to day life.

Borderline Presents Borderline
Borderline is an acrobatic trio that prove that gravity is just an inconvenience. Pushing their bodies and your imagination to the limit, one daredevil skill at a time.

HEAT 2

D-humania presents Code Grey
In a world where mental health becomes physical, translated through movement and circus, follow four individuals who join forces to overcome their illnesses together. A mix of dark themes and experimental circus are used to find a glimmer of hope in this dark world.

Jacinda Patty/Three Feet present Safety Banana
Safety Banana is a one woman show that will take you on a journey to the realisation that “it’s OK to be you”. Be immersed in a playful, powerful and hilarious world where being confident, single and yourself is OK.
Safety Banana was created from the realisation that society is placing women on the shelf and giving us a use by date. In a world where stability is often traded for adventure, Jacinda says “I want it all”.

Avan Whaite presents Somehow Sapien
Are you a good person? Am I? And if we were bad people would we think we weren’t? Would we be capable of change? Somehow Sapien is a new work from interdisciplinary artist Avan Whaite, who uses circus and absurd scenarios to address these questions…somehow

Jack Wilde & Shona Conacher present Jack Wilde’s Big Glittery SH!TSHOW
“Jack Wilde’s BIG Glittery SH*T-SHOW” is a high-energy, hilarious, jaw dropping circus spectacle from the minds of Jack Wilde and Shona Conacher, that can barely be contained. A brief glimpse into a sequin-filled full show still under development, this *slightly* NSFW show starts strong and only gets higher, further, faster, and furrier. *Audience members with pacemakers are advised to bring extra batteries.

If any of the acts raise any issues for you, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24/7). Further resources are also available at lifeline.org.au. For more information about mental illness, contact beyondblue on 1300 224 636, go to beyondblue.org.au or talk to your GP, local health professional or someone you trust.

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.

Tickets for Circus Showdown are now on sale. You can use your Gold Pass for Circus Showdown Tickets.

Gasworks Circus Showdown 2018

Gasworks Circus Showdown 2017

Applications to perform in Circus Showdown 2019 are closed. Acts will be announced soon.
GASWORKS CIRCUS SHOWDOWN
Heat 1 – 8 May at 7.30pm
Heat 2 – 9 May at 7.30pm
Finale – 11 May at 7.30pm

TICKETS
Heats
Full $30
Concession $25

Finale
Full $40
Concession $35
VIP Premium Seats + drink $49

Package
Both heats and the finale
Full $90
Concession $75

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.

Tickets for Circus Showdown are now on sale. You can use your Gold Pass for Circus Showdown Tickets.

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.

Tickets for Circus Showdown are now on sale. You can use your Gold Pass for Circus Showdown Tickets.

Gasworks Circus Showdown 2017

Gasworks Circus Showdown 2016