Fearless: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre teams up with circus theatre artists

Summit delegates will see a performance of the highly acclaimed Bindjareb Pinjara with Kelton Pell and Geoff Kelso.
Summit delegates will see a performance of the highly acclaimed Bindjareb Pinjara with Kelton Pell and Geoff Kelso.

IN a first-time co-production with Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, a world class team of circus theatre artists join local emerging artists to create an epic circus show that opens the WA Regional Arts Summit 2017 on October 12.

Fearless by Maxima combines circus, theatre, shadow puppetry and clowning.

Sailing across the seas with a family of foxes sharing their darkest secrets and scariest moment, we watch their struggle to stay afloat, witness heart racing moments of panic and fear and will be relieved as they step safely onto shore ready to face a new future together.

Fearless speaks evocatively to powerful, important and timely issues around the need for us as a community to fear less and is an action packed, exciting and magical show for the whole family, created with leading circus and theatre artists who have returned to their roots in WA and Mandurah from Ireland, London, Melbourne and Perth.

Maxima is Australia’s newest, freshest professional circus company, led by artistic director Sally Richardson.

The show is open to the public and tickets can be purchased from the centre box office.

Delegates will also enjoy a full program of indigenous culture and arts events and special activities.

Sponsored by Peel Development Commission, the program includes a performance of Bindjareb Pinjarra, the highly acclaimed theatre piece about the Pinjarra Massacre, off-site visits to significant venues including the massacre site, Murray Districts Aboriginal Cultural Centre and a bush tucker tea.

The public can enjoy a free night of community activities at the Kaya, Party in the Square, on October 12 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm with music, dancing, performance, food trucks, short films, the Hydrodome Projection art installation and a host of other activities.

WHAT: Fearless.
WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
WHEN: Thursday, October 12 (5.45pm), Saturday, October 14 (7.30pm) and Sunday, October 15 (6.30pm).

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