Queensland’s premier stilt performance company has been providing elite non-verbal roving acts for 32 years, to 50 million audience members - across 15 countries.
MANOEUVRE's suite of non-verbal characters, comprises:
BLAX - Strangers in a strange land, stalking and creeping on their long insect-like legs. Beautiful and intriguing, they communicate with a haunting language of gaunt postures, spindly shapes and piercing gazes.
M CLAIRE - Effervescent, exquisite, M Claire steps lightly with beauty and grace. Enveloped in a cloud of bubbles, leaving a trail of enraptured smiling faces.
JACK & JACK - Goofy mischief-makers, energetic, colourful and out for a good time; playing pranks and looking for playmates, Jack’n’Jack are definitely fun-filled!
RED RIBBON - An out of this world character in striking block red and over two and a half metres tall. Red Ribbon performs an extraordinary dance of fast-paced ribbon twirling.
ENTE - Gracefully rising above the ground, the public looks astonished when this Black & Red, long-legged creature flutters along, seducing and persuading its audience with delight. As this majestic creature strides through the crowd using its unusual shaped head to look serenely around all are left in cheer admiration and wonder.
LIP SERVICE - Under those demure veiled faces lies a mischievous sense of humour. A cheekiness that is reflected in Lip Service’s costuming, movement and style, as well as in their interactions with their audience.
- Venue Format
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
- 3 (Stilt Performers)
What do they need? (Technical Specifications)
-A dry and/or non-slip surface. -3m overhead clearance for the most part. A dressing room with: -Same Level or lift access to performance areas. -A "stilt up area", being a surface upon which to sit whilst putting on stilts. It should be about the height of a wheelie bin or a chair upon a table, and within the dressing room. -Basic Furnishings. -"Back Stage" access to toilets & running water. -Mirror and good lighting. -Water.
*MANOEUVRE performers are able to duck under doorways, travel in lifts and walk short distances in lower clearance areas.
MANOEUVRE is Queensland’s premier stilt performance company which has been providing elite non-verbal roving stilt acts to School Fetes', Product Launches, Shopping Centres, Community Events, Festivals, Parades, Weddings, Nightclubs and Corporate Events for over 32 years - to over 50 million audience members, across 15 countries.
Much more than simply “walkers”, these Stilt Performers (highly trained dancers & physical theatre performers), while strutting, looping and dancing through the crowd, stimulate the imagination, inspire joy and offer engaging non- verbal interactive experiences for audiences of various sizes. Our performers can duck under doorways, travel in lifts and walk short distances in lower clearance areas, up and down hills and beaches.
Expo 88 Originals, MANOEUVRE has entertained audiences at Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane EKKA, Brisbane Festival, Nundah Festival and Childers Multicultural Festival; opened stores for Loui Vuitton in Singapore, shopping centres in Egypt, and the V8super Car Rally in Mongolia!
MANOEUVRE received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Arts Queensland Individual Professional Development Program.
“These performers are amazing. We have had them for the past 15 years and will continue to do so. We absolutely love them! Highly professional and interactive, fully engaging and incredibly unique. We would recommend them for any function!”
★★★★★- Nundah Street Festival, QLD.
- Company Website
Unique Selling Point
Towering over the crowd, MANOEUVRE's original suite of non-verbal, enigmatic and mesmerising stilt acts provide a fascinating and unforgettable experience for audiences; whether it be outdoor, indoor, day or night. They are phenomenal walkabout acts that will amaze any spectator with their specifically designed interactive entertainment. Whatever your event, festival or celebration; grab your viewers attention and tantalise their imagination with our truly superb characters. This visual feast of entertainment is bemusing, colourful, fun and guarantees that your guests will be in awe. Up-end your expectations!
Marketing materials include:
-Professional production images. -Booklet of all acts. -A short trailer of each act.
WORKSHOPS in Non-Verbal Communication & Mime
This workshop is all about non-verbal communication as a means of short-circuiting the censoring, logical brain, and developing a unique physical expression, ensemble spirit and group devising skills. Through a series of exercises, participants will work together in silence, developing skills in: -The theatrical application of physical skills. -Complicite and ensemble building. -Improved coordination and awareness of self in time, space and relation to others. -Improvisation. -Working with emotional and physical stimuli. -The power of dynamic stillness, considered and isolated movement.
Workshops facilitated by Clint Bolster, a highly experienced Teaching Artist of 16 years, leading many workshops and artist in residency programs globally for Young People, University Students, Adults and Elders.
Companies, to name a few:
Shakespeare4All (Hong Kong). Faust Theatre Company (Hong Kong). Vamos Theatre Company (UK). Queensland Theatre Company (AUS). LaBoite Theatre Company (AUS). University of Southern Queensland (AUS). Queensland University of Technology (AUS). Pontio University, Wales (UK). The Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (AUS). Drama Queensland (AUS). Drama New South Wales (AUS). Drama Victoria (AUS). Drama Tasmania (AUS). Drama Australia (AUS).