Producer: Throw Catch Collective
Writer: Throw Catch Collective - Richard Sullivan, Byron Hutton, Samuel Kreusler, Joe Fisher
Directed By: Outside eye - Joe Fisher

Virtuosic juggling, innovative lighting and live music collide in this pioneering new show

Synopsis

Escalate is a multi-sensory theatrical experience blending the aural and visual in music, rhythm and pattern-making through creation of new juggling and music languages. It invites the audience to invest in juggling as a character, using accessible beginnings and raising the stakes to build an intricate choreographic world over the course of the production.

Escalate was developed with support from Melbourne Fringe and Circus Oz, premiered at Arts Centre Melbourne and was co-produced by Underbelly at Edinburgh Fringe.

Short Reviews

“Taking Juggling to sublime heights…The virtuosity is spellbinding to behold”
The Age
“Escalate is packed with dexterous spectacle, but it’s much more than dazzling visual tricks. This is circus which aspires to the condition of music, and what makes it thrilling is a broadening of the form – the way it incorporates a stylish, synchronised physicality, owing as much to the rhythmic language of percussion as it does to dance.”
Cameron Woodhead, The Age

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 5
Bump-in Time: 1 full day, second day open. hrs
Bump-out Time: - hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

TBC

Audio

TBC

Staging

5m x 8m with 5m height (Stage Dimensions)

Crew Notes

TBC

Transport Notes

TBC

Audience & Marketing Notes

The show combines live and electronic music and juggling into a new and intricate aural and visual language of pattern and rhythm, giving the work multiple points of entry and appeal. This makes the work new, exciting and completely unique, unlike any other touring offering domestically or internationally.

Selling Points

  • lovers of circus and music who can see both artforms combined in innovative ways
  • lovers of dance who enjoy visual pattern making of props, bodies and intricate lighting
  • broad, general public audience looking for a good night out after work or on the weekend - Escalate is visually stunning, aurally engaging, entertaining and fun
  • regular theatre attendees keen to try something different - Escalate pushes the boundaries of form and genre

Details

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black box

Duration

60 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/01/2025

30/09/2026

Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $9000

Weekly Sell Off: $1700

Per Performance: $7500

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