THE BLACK-E BRING CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS COMPANY CASUS DIRECT FROM EDINBURGH FRINGE
Having wowed the crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Australia’s new contemporary circus company Casus arrive in Liverpool with their stunning premiere work, Knee Deep this November.
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How to Book: Via Philharmonic Hall Box Office, call 0151 709 3789 or go online.
Tickets for Thursday 7th November boxoffice.liverpoolphil.com
Tickets for Friday 8th November boxoffice.liverpoolphil.com
You can also buy tickets by visiting The Black-E in person or from News from Nowhere ( 96
Bold Street L1 4HY tel: 0151 708 7270).
Family Tickets are only available from both The Black-E and News from Nowhere.
CASUS: Knee Deep
The Black-E, Great George Street, Liverpool, L1 5EW
Tickets: £8 for adults seated in the main space and £8 for standing on the balcony. £6 concessions, £20 for a family of 4.
Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, probing the limits of both physicality and feeling.
In Knee Deep, unlikely bonds are forged and acts of intimacy co-habit space with thrilling physical feats, as the audience is invited to re-imagine notions of limitation. Throughout this journey, the artists demonstrate that delicacy does not necessarily equate to fragility, although it is often a fine line to tread.
Casus combines the talents of former Circa and The Flying Fruit-Fly Circus performers Emma Serjeant, Jesse Scott and Lachlan McAulay, with Polytoxic’s Natano Fa’anana to create a bold and captivating performance style of breath-taking and beautiful displays of skill.
Casus Company Manager and performer Emma Serjeant said "I am completely thrilled to be able to present Knee Deep in my native town of Liverpool. When I was growing up in the 80’s, Liverpool was a rough and ready type of place and I know it has changed a lot! To be able to perform and engage with the youth of Liverpool is an honour and a dream of mine."
Casus will perform Knee Deep in The Black-E main performance space on Thu 7th & Fri 8th November. The Black-E are also offering free circus skills workshops to young people aged 7-14 on Mon 4th, Tue 5th and Wed 6th November from 4pm-7pm. People interested in the workshops should have an interest in acro-balance and circus skills or be already involved in gymnastics and can register at The Black-E in advance.
Maria Paul - Assistant Director, Leader and Creator of the Youth Circus said. “Casus is one hour of non-stop physical connection between four people using their bodies in dynamic and experimental ways, reaffirming the strong relationship between the cast. The strength of the female artist was a standout, equally as impressive as that of her male counterparts. It is also wonderful that they are connecting with our local youth”
The main space in The Black-E is the perfect setting for Casus to perform Knee Deep as it is configured for in-the-round performances and its high ceiling makes it perfect for the aerial work such as silks and trapeze with spectacular views from the balconies.