Following on from the global touring success of Casus’ first work, the company embarks on their second ensemble production.
On a search for silence, the absence of noise is elusive, barely tangible, and as Casus discover, the search is liquid much like the acrobatics that it yields.
Silence, a brief moment of quiet focus, clarity and calm.
We all desire it, often we crave it, but how do we even know where to look?
The elusive nature of silence is a very personal thing. Casus dive headfirst into the depths of their own emotions and fears to expose an incredible and unique approach to both acrobatics and theatre; bodies combine and break away to reveal a truth that is at once beautiful and frightening, powerful and touching.
By testing their individual vulnerabilities, feelings and inner fears, Casus truly go on the search to find the absence of noise.
"Finding the Silence celebrates this coexistence of strength and stillness, and builds the Casus brand as an innovator of intimate, human circus." Cameron Pegg - The Australian
"This work is romantic, cheeky, nostalgic, sexy, powerful and has a fresh naivety. It started out full of potential and completely delivered." Brendan Cooney - Brisbane Festival.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 5 performers, 1 technical director and 1 production/tour manager.
Venues must be suitable for rigging aerial equipment and therefore have appropriate height and tested rigging points in place. We provide extensive rigging plans and technical specifications to make sure both parties are clear on requirements. Venues must also have appropriate lighting and sound equipment, again we provide very clear and specific technical requirements to make sure this is agreed upon before contracting. We have no physical set as such, the show uses minimal props and equipment making it 'light' and very tourable. Due to the physical risk involved in this production, the required conditions are specific and must be met. We have created this show to be able to perform in the round or end on staging.
Casus is recognised as a leader in contemporary circus on the international stage.
Renowned for their aesthetic of delicately human circus, Casus Circus’ premier work Knee Deep is an international sensation. Performed in over 15 countries in 2015 alone, Knee Deep won international accolades including Best Circus & Physical Theatre 2016 Adelaide Fringe and Best Circus & Physical Theatre Avignon 2015.
On the success of Knee Deep Casus have grown to an established touring company of sixteen acrobats, making up three casts which tour internationally with the shows Knee Deep, Tolu, Chasing Smoke and Driftwood.
Casus Circus performances are rich in human connection, integrity, cultural diversity and precise, intelligent choreography. Acrobats fill the stage with momentum and stillness, with strength and fragility, and overwhelm audiences with breathless emotion that often leads to a silent theatre throughout the performance– followed by a standing ovation at the end.
Off stage, Casus actively work to maintain their human connections through community engagement, education, and collaboration alongside their performance works.
- Company Website
Unique Selling Point
'Finding the silence' is a very accessible and unique Circus show for all ages, is performed to a stimulating and immersive sound track, a stunning yet simple lighting design and uses no language. Circus in recent years has seen a huge resurgence, the combination of new skills, contemporary choreography and technical advances continues to attract and satisfy audiences of all ages and tastes. Casus Circus' particular style has often been reviewed as 'beautifully human' and this quality makes it extremely accessible. "...an innovator of intimate, human circus." Cameron Pegg - The Australian
The website casus.com.au has excellent videos of all the company's productions, up to date reviews from global media and reviewers. We have an excellent flyer and poster design templates for each production which can be easily adapted to add specific venue information. We also run workshops and masterclasses with professionals and amateurs of all ages, we create specific workshops dependent on abilities of participants. Where appropriate we do create merchandise for sale after the performances and enjoy meeting our audiences face to face to allow discussion and reflection.
We create specific workshops and engagement opportunities for local participants wherever appropriate. Circus arts and physical skills are a very inclusive and fun way of engaging both amateurs and professionals alike, we enjoy teaching ensemble technique which in turn teaches participants to share and support others, this often has a profound effect on many. We also teach specific skill development workshops to share our techniques and practice, acrobatics, and aerial work are very popular. We also enjoy creating performances with participants which can even be presented as a 'pre-show/introduction' to our productions. We can also create technical workshops and discussions with our technical team, particularly focused on the way we integrate sound design, rigging innovations and lighting into our work.