Quite Contrary — Women’s Circus (Melbourne)

Madame Moselle has mates in this — check it out if you’re down south and tell ’em Moselle sent ya!
The Women’s Circus, as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, presents the premiere of their latest show, Quite Contrary, directed by Debra Batton.

When a chorus of over 100 women take hold of the circus the lines between backstage, upstage, onstage and downstage become blurred. We all know that the women run the show, let us rub your nose in it! Where flying through the air is part of the daily grind/mind, smiling upside down i…s a face lift, notions of normal are twisted and difference is celebrated.

Quite contrary is mostly performed & crewed by volunteers. Over 100 women ranging from complete beginners to emerging circus performers volunteer their time and energy, drawn together by their strong ownership and love of the Women’s Circus community. In their day to day lives they are students, mothers, lawyers, health professionals, unemployed, public servants, animators, vet nurses, arts workers , it workers, community workers and much more. But for these 2 weeks their lives go on hold as they transform into aerialists, tumblers, jugglers, musicians, riggers, sound crew, bar staff and just about anything else that is needed to produce a circus show.

There will be a fully licensed Bar and Hot home made food!

Venue: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne

Season Dates: 23-26 Sept 2010 & 30 Sept-3 Oct 2010 @ 7.30pm

Times/Notes: Doors Open for pre show drinks and performances at 6.30pm with seating from 7.15pm

Tickets: Conc. $27.00, Full $33.00

Bookings: Festival Tickets: 03 9660 9666 or www.melbournefringe.com.au


About Madame Moselle

Freelance provocateur. Enthusiastic optimist. Dancing bear. Believer. Facilitator of perversion. Disseminator. Libertine. Moth and flame. Rouser of rabble. Stirrer of pots. Bowerbird. Public spectacle.
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