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



Wheelchair accessible


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