Joondalup Festival to have international flavour


Cloudmen, described as walking works of art, were inspired by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte.
Avanti Spurting Man.
Zap Circus.
manoAmano Circus Company.
Ukiyo.
Avanti Spurting Man.
Cloudmen, described as walking works of art, were inspired by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. Avanti Spurting Man. Zap Circus. manoAmano Circus Company. Ukiyo. Avanti Spurting Man.

THIS year’s Joondalup Festival will have an international flavour when it returns from March 31 to April 2.

From Argentina, manoAmano Circus Company bring a mix of acrobats, vertigo and comedy with family-friendly shows that will have audiences holding their breath.

The experienced troupe, which has performed more than 550 times across 23 different countries, will do 15-minute shows at 3pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday and 40-minute shows at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

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Festival-goers who prefer a slice of classic street theatre can check out the Avanti Spurting Man from the UK, with audiences warned they could get wet.

There are four performances scheduled – 5pm and 8pm on the Saturday and 3pm and 5.45pm on Sunday.

Another European act is the Cloudmen, which are walking works of art inspired by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte.

They can be seen from 5.30pm to 9pm on Friday, 5.30pm to 10pm on Saturday and 5.30pm to 8pm on Sunday and will pose for photos.

New venue Ukiyo, which is Japanese for Floating World and will feature acts including Zap Circus, hypnotist Matt Hale and traditional Japanese drumming group Taiko On.

In front of the venue, there will be an origami station, ping-pong tables, parasol painting, Japanese food and traditional kimonos to try on.

This year’s festival theme is ‘Perform, Create, Imagine’.

The festival runs from 5.30pm to 9pm on Friday, 2pm to 10pm on Saturday and 2pm to 8pm on Sunday.

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