Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship the
performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics. The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a precise negotiation of cause and effect.
By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best circus artists. With intense training in a breadth of contemporary circus disciplines, the performers have pooled their knowledge and skills, and then exploded the traditional boundaries of these disciplines to create a show where classic techniques are used in expansive ways.
Empire Cardholder $30
Youth U25 $25
Group of 4 $120
AusDance Member $30
In line with the Federal Government’s ban on indoor public gatherings over 100 people the Empire Theatre is now closed.
All performances between now and April 30 will be cancelled or postponed until later in the year.
As more information comes to light, we will continue to update our patrons.
We thank you for your patience as we work through this complicated situation.