The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Dispersion , a contemporary, abstract circus work set to live improvised music, exploring the forces that both separate and bind humankind. Co-Directors Zebastian Hunter, who is fresh from working on Barnum the Circus Musical and Meredith Kitchen, lead NICA’s cohort of second-year performers in the daring 60-minute production by future circus stars.

With a cast of 15, the show looks at the ideas of cultural identity - from the initial evolution of a collective species into diverse tribes - to the modern, globalised world where cultural identity can be more obscure. In a spectacular display of circus, movement and physical theatre, performers will flip, soar, skip and contort to conquer a swinging Russian bar, a double tightwire and a group rope performance.  A live band featuring drummer Chris Lewis (former Circus Oz Musical Director), guitarist Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano, Kathleen Halloran Trio) and Dr Jenny Game-Lopata, who composed the music and will play saxophone, underscores the performance. Game-Lopata is Academic Leader at NICA and has published articles on improvisation, intercultural music and education. These dynamic, improvising musicians will traverse the musical globe, drawing styles from countries around the world.  Presenting a unique and contemporary abstract circus offering, grab your tickets to see NICA’s Dispersion at the National Circus Centre this June!


Dates: Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 June Time:  Preview Tues 18 June; 7.30pm,  Wed – Sat; 7.30pm, Sat 22 Jun; – 2pm Matinée Location:  NICA National Circus Centre - 39-59 Green St, Prahran  Duration:  60 minutes (no intermission) Cost: Adult $30, Concession $23, Family (2 adults 2 children), $85 Family (2 adults 3 children)  $99.50, Preview (18 June) $16. *All tickets General Admission NICA Website