Producer: Circa Cairns
Writer: Harley Mann
Directed By: Harley Mann

You don’t know Far North Queensland if you haven’t experienced THE WET.

Synopsis

From the moment the green ant’s journey to higher ground till the final breaking of the storm, THE WET connects you to place and immerses you in the hot damp.

Circa Cairns is a new First Nations led circus ensemble creating exciting circus shows from the heart of Cairns. THE WET has been created on Country across Far North Queensland in response to the landscape and endless yarns with community.

The show combines the elite skill of Circa with the worlds oldest living culture to create a show on the cusp of new forms. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have continued to pass down knowledge through layered and complex oral stories, by embedding multiple lesson (ie, functional, moral, natural) within our stories. Using the 4 key segments of the wet season as the framework of the show we have embedded the intermit and dynamic encounters he have had with this Country.

The Wet has a small foot print pack with all the might of Circa and rich with modern Aboriginal culture.

Short Reviews

★★★★1/2 -A beautifully paced story ebbing and flowing between moments of frenetic action and serene calm
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Technical Information

Touring Party: 7
Bump-in Time: 6 hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 2 hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

  • The lighting design is simple yet an effective element of the production and is required for the successful realisation of the overall show design. Circa Cairns utilises the venue standard rig to create an effective design with the support of some crucial elements and a venue supplied lighting programmer on their/venue console of choice.

Audio

  • Circa Cairns tours with its own laptop-based Audio System with a main and a back-up computer outputting to two sound cards. Each sound card outputs 2 XLR lines, L & R, patched to the house desk (4 XLR lines total).
  • Circa Cairns utilises the inhouse audio system and any matrix that sends to delays, infills or relay speakers.

Staging

  • Requires 8m wide by 7m deep by 6m to bars.
  • Show has aerial rigging which requires us to fly truss. Artist descends from above truss, we have many versions to make this work in most venues. house curtains significantly help this process.

Crew Notes

  • Circa Cairns tours with its own rigger. We require a lx programer during bump in.

Transport Notes

  • 7 seat large SUV and a small truck 2 tonne.
  • All auto.

Audience & Marketing Notes

• After touring through FNQ and NSW in 2024 we have discovered that The Wet appeals to First Nations audiences, Circa repeat offenders, contemporary circus and dance consumers.
• The show is clear in its artistic inspiration to entice audience on the fence, while still having a contemporary circus style that thrills aficionados.
• Leveraging Circa brand The Wet is a new flavour for repeat offenders.
• The Wet champions First Nations Culture, dramaturgy and movement that draws in mob.

Selling Points

  • High level circus by the loved Circa but with a new ensemble, new director and new style.
  • Regional stories for regional audiences.
  • First Nations Physical Storytelling.
  • Community companion show, The Dry

Community Engagement

  • Engagement workshops for First Nations Participants
  • Engagement workshops for Arts youth Participants
  • Community companion show, The Dry designed to be performed outside in the local community

Details

Contact

Harley

Mann

0425118541

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, end on variations.

Duration

70 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

03/02/2025

31/05/2024

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

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: $5000

Weekly Sell Off: $24000

Per Performance: $7000

Royalties: 12%
Apra Obligations: Circa Cairns will manage APRA obligations

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