This epic tale, performed atop 16ft sway poles, follows the Chaplin-esque antics of three eccentric mariners aboard a vessel which morphs from humble beached boat, to a ship on the high seas. This vessel’s levitated crew perform an arsenal of spectacular physical feats in an exploration of the immense capacity of the human spirit, transforming familiar public spaces and highlighting the iconic sway poles that define Australia’s Strange Fruit.
A Melbourne-based, world-renowned performing arts company, Australia’s Strange Fruit creates and performs unique, large-scale visual spectacles that fuse theatre, dance and circus using their unique, trademark sway-pole apparatus. Since the company’s inception in 1994, Strange Fruit have performed at over 600 international festivals in over 52 countries, to well over 5 million people. Regardless of age, language or cultural background, Strange Fruit are dedicated to producing invigorating and challenging performances in highly accessible contexts. With a world-renowned repertoire that celebrates a wide variety of themes and stories, the company has achieved near-cult status in almost every continent across the globe. Performing regularly at festivals, special events and private functions, their sublime, hypnotic beauty is truly remarkable and must be experienced to appreciate its full effect.
Viewing area is on a lawn. Personal chairs and blankets encouraged.