HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE?
Jesse, Scott, Lachlan McAulay and Natano Fa’anana are all house mates and at different times worked together in various capacities in the circus industry. Emma Serjeant had worked exstensively with Lachlan and Jesse in Brisbane based circus company, Circa. In the month of October 2012 the four original members formed the company Casus and also created our premier production Knee Deep. Clark Corby later came on board as Casus’ technical director and as our 5th member.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
- Circus trainers for various organisations (Flipside Circus, Circa, Vulcana),
- Arts workers and/or trainers for indigenous circus arts communities (Brewarrina, Blackrobats),
- Training Centre co-ordinator (Emma – Circa)
- Budding Directors (Emma Circa Zoo, Natano – Baggage Carousel)
- Work shops
WHAT DOES CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE MEAN TO YOU?
The telling of a story and/or the evoking of emotion through movement.
WHAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE CAREER SO FAR?
There are so many. Receiving a 5 STAR review in UK paper, The Guardian by Lyn Gardner, revered theatre critic and journalist known for not giving 5 STAR reviews to circus productions. Knee Deep was the 2nd circus show ever to have received one from her.
IF YOU WEREN’T DOING CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU LIKE PERFORMING AND WHY?
Improvisation. Keeps the shows interesting, fresh, challenging, raw and exciting both for us as performers and for audiences members.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME?
Creating, performing, challenging and reinventing our world through circus.
WHY DO WE NEED CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE IN THE WORLD?
Because sometimes words don’t cut it.
PHOTO CREDIT: Sean Young, SYC Studios