Culture and Circus collide to reveal the intimate connections First People have with each other.
A moving acrobatic performance linking people, country and culture, where the unseen bonds between the body and the land become beautifully visible.
This enchanting Na Djinang Circus performance explores the ancient connections tying First Nations people together, strong through bloodlines but irreparably damaged through colonisation.
Four performers connect with each other physically and spiritually in a display of breathtaking acrobatics and visual techniques.
Arterial will both excite and move you as the performers celebrate this country’s lifeblood - its First Peoples - and its beating heart: the land.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Work contains strong cultural links and cultural importance. Presenters should be aware that work may contain voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away.
Na Djinang Circus is a Melbourne based circus company working with diverse young artists to share unique insight with the next generation's Hands & Feet.
Founded by Waka Waka man Harley Mann, Na Djinang Circus aims to develop work that utilises the next generation's social and political attitudes and create work to challenge our own perceived ideas about contemporary Australian society. With our work we hope to explore novel ways of presenting circus that is accessible for both frequent circus audiences and all members of the community.
Na Djinang Circus is known for being a First Nations led company and the directorial style of our work imbues traditional and contemporary styles of performance with shapes, images, and styles of indigenous performance, rituals, and iconography.
As we grow, we hope to turn our company into a social enterprise and engage with community through our work and other community engagement opportunities.
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Unique Selling Point
Arterial is a unique blend of contemporary circus and Australian Aboriginal culture.
Arterial is a prime example of how Na Djinang Circus strive to champion the voices of Australia’s First People, as one of the few circus works performed and directed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander artists.
Na Djinang will provide a range of marketing materials, including
High quality hero images and production images 1:40 Promo trailer and short production clips Marketing copy Media quotes and reviews Access to artists and creatives for media opportunities (When appropriate) Access to free standing aerial rig that can be set up in most venues
Na Djinang provide circus workshops to a variety of communities, focusing on integrating culture and identity with movement and acrobatics.
Na Djinang tailor the workshops to fit the needs of the participants.