HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE?
I started performing as a dancer and gymnast and then moved to Cirkidz after an ankle injury.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
WHAT DOES CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE MEAN TO YOU?
Circus and Physical Theatre mixes both my arts background and my elite athlete background giving a great balance of physical output with artistic intent.
WHAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE CAREER SO FAR?
Singing the title song from Dreamgirls with one of the original Dreamgirls sitting in the front row and receiving a standing ovation.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME?
This year I am coordinating The Fair Ground Project. The Fair Ground Project aims to facilitate access, research, and create professional performance opportunities that will have audiences rethinking the meaning of ‘disability’. In 5 years time I would like to be performing around Australia and internationally as well as coordinating the project into the future.
Lachlan ‘Loki’ Rickus has been performing in Adelaide, Australia and Internationally for over 18 years. With years of training in Ballet, Circus, Gymnastics and Musical Theatre his onstage credits include dancing the role of Fritz in The Nutcracker, The Squire in Camelot, Ensemble in Les Miserables and Paris: the musical playing the role of Prince Hector. Work-shopping and performing in the original season of the acclaimed Centerlink the Musical in the role of Ed.
Loki performed and worked with Cirkidz Youth Circus School graduating in 2003 and then has worked, trained and coached around Australia and overseas. Since breaking his neck in 2006 in a training accident Loki has taken back to the stage mixing his genres to create his own Cabaret Identity. Writing and performing in acclaimed shows, Leading Ladies for the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival, 800 Shades of Beige: The Soundtrack to my life and “8” by Loki Rickus presented by and for Adelaide Feast Festival.
Loki is coordinator of The Fair Ground Project. The Fair Ground Project aims to facilitate access, research, and create professional performance opportunities that will have audiences rethinking the meaning of ‘disability’.