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BLOCK To Make Its Australian Premiere

At Festival 2018

5th February 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that BLOCK, our unique collaboration with NoFit State Circus, will have its Australian premiere from 12-15 April at Festival 2018, the arts and cultural program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

A powerful fusion of dance and circus, BLOCK pushes the limits of both art forms to leave audiences gasping with its daring physicality, split-second timing and thrilling feats.

Created and directed by our Artistic Director, Kevin Finnan, BLOCK is about living in the city, its contradictions and its challenges. The performance sees twenty oversized blocks deconstructed and reformed into an infinite variety of shapes for the performers to play on, move with and explore. Kevin says:

“The constant shifting of forms echo the transitory nature of our city centres, the changing landscapes of our environments and within this context, creates a platform on which the bodies talk about change, barriers, obstacles, repetitions, failures and successes. The modern city is a nest teeming with activity. Human life streams through this. BLOCK is about living in the city, its contradictions and its challenges.”

Watch The Trailer

“One of the most amazing things I have EVER seen. Extraordinary choreography and athleticism – completely mesmerising! A definite MUST SEE!”
Audience member, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, 2017

BLOCK was commissioned by Without Walls, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. It was co-produced by Archaos, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée and Le CITRON Jaune, Centre National des Arts de la Rue.

Supported by Arts Council England, Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru – Arts Council of Wales, Lywodraeth Cymru – Welsh Government.

BLOCK will tour the UK and Europe throughout the Spring and Summer – tour dates to be announced soon.