In case you haven’t heard, animal circuses are out, baby. In their place are innovative human experiences such as Elements and the World Famous Animal Circus Show, hitting NightQuarter on 12 January. We chatted to show co-producer Neal Webb about the animaltastic times that await.
What can crowds can expect on the night?
Expect circus performances from chimps, mandrill monkeys, lions, zebras, birds, flamingos and giant gorillas! All of these animals are part human but morphing into animals through a strange smog that’s lingering around the Gold Coast. These part human and part wild animals are being spotted everywhere at the moment flipping and dancing in public places. If seen, please approach with caution, as they are extremely friendly and highly talented.
The night will be split into two parts. Part 1 will consist of fun upbeat animal circus acts with a strong message about pollution and deforestation to finish. Part 2 will be the exciting and extremely funny human Elements show. Guests will also have the chance to be painted as their favourite animal to really get into the theme of the night.
The Elements show is a unique blend of circus and fire, acrobatics and stunts, high-energy performances and hilarious slap-stick comedy.
Is there anything else you’d like people to know?
In the lead up to the show the Elements circus crew are holding school holiday children’s workshops on Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm both 11 and 12 January at NightQuarter. 1-hour workshops will be held in acrobatics, tumbling, martial arts and tai chi, hula hoop, dance, juggling, clowning, balance, handstands, flow arts and movement. Each student can choose individual 1-hour workshops or pay a discounted rate for the whole day.
The whole team feels strongly about the welfare of animals and humans and wanted to make a difference while showcasing the NightQuarter Spectacular Extravaganza. We do not support exotic animals in circuses in Australia or Worldwide and would like to share with you what you can do to help.
IMAGE: Lamp Photography