Fuse acrobatic virtuosity and live biometric data and you get Statum - a circus show like no other.
Inspired by a series of techno-circus experiments, Statum explores the interplay between human bodies and technology - audiences are invited to inhabit performer's bodies, analyse their heart rate, and explore the relationship between acrobats and the digital in this astounding re-imagining of movement and circus.
Associate artist and assistant stage manager
Director/video co-design/creator: Nathan Sibthorpe
Director/dramaturg/creator: Robert Kronk
Performers/creators: Flipside Circus Performance Troupe
Production manager/video co-design: Jeremy Gordon
Main trainer/creator: Aliya Abisheva
Lighting design: Christine Felmingham
Audio/sound design: Mike Willmett
Design consultant: Sarah Winter
Set construction: John Felmingham
Software design: Clinton Freeman
Associate artist/assistant stage manager: Kelsey Booth
Voice performances by: Lucas Stibbard, Kate O'Sullivan
Production partner: PQI Audio Visual
Images: Geoff Lawrence at Creative Futures Photography
Presented at Brisbane Powerhouse's Underground Theatre, October 2019
Presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse through The Bridge program
"Engaging and unique... should be applauded for their creativity and innovation."
- Luise Ryan for Scenestr
"A mesmerising integration of circus, data and video... Statum is a must see for fans of circus and acrobatics, and also for videographers and self-proclaimed geeks."
- Catherine Lawrence for Creative Futures
"Definitely worth the standing ovation!... a wonderfully intriguing, joyful and energetic interactive techno circus performance."
- Christie Campbell and Joanne Tindale for IMHO