Flips, tumbles and acrobatic elegance from dizzying heights will wow audiences in this high scale production featuring the world-class circus skills of the all-girl cast who range in age from 10 – 18 years old.
By challenging the widely held preconceptions of circus being male dominated, the cast exude skill, strength, courage and humour proving that Girls with Altitude is a show for our time.
Directed by Anni Davey, this is a spectacular production with aspirational themes tackling all things from the environment to equality. Together, the young acrobats of the Fruit Flies propose new perspectives on the future using their famously exuberant mix of youthful energy and high-level circus skills.
Girl power mode has been activated so families can enjoy seeing ordinary kids doing extraordinary things.
Girls With Altitude has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
“Courageous acts, tenacious teamwork, humour and heart” – The Border Mail
Girls with Altitude
Playhouse | 16 – 17 September
Age Recommendation: 6+
Duration: 70 mins, no interval
Tickets from artscentremelbourne.com.au
Director: Anni Davey
Cartoonist: Judy Horacek
Video Designer: Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman
Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre
Composer & Sound Designer: Ania Reynolds
Set Designer: Bosco Shaw
Costume Designer: April Dawson
Rigging Design: Simon Yates
Produced by: Flying Fruit Fly Circus
About Flying Fruit Fly Circus
Australia’s Flying Fruit Fly Circus is one of the world’s premiere youth performing arts companies. In 1979, it began as a local circus project for school kids. Since then, ‘the Fruities’ have tumbled their way into the hearts of millions of people throughout Australia and the world. They combine energy, expertise, and commitment to demonstrate in a most spectacular and joyful way, the limitless potential of young people.
Based in Albury-Wodonga, the Fruities not only perform, but also attend school at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School and train up to 20 hours a week at our state-of-the-art training facility. The full time select-entry training program caters for children aged 8 – 18 years old and includes dedicated circus skills development, bespoke fitness and conditioning programs.
Training together, the Fruities have a developed sense of group pride, self-confidence and achievement. Today, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus is an institution of national and international significance, touring acclaimed circus productions all over Australia and the world.