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It’s the graveyard shift and three women find themselves in an industrial wasteland, willing to risk everything in their interplay with each other and a moving machine. Lyrical, intimate and dangerous, this breathtaking dance-circus performance work from the multi award-winning Australian company KAGE features contortion, aerial acrobatics, striking lighting effects and original music.

FORKLIFT  launches tonight in Melbourne. Re-imagining the possibilities of heavy machinery into a playful and dangerous sphere, FORKLIFT thrusts KAGE’s vigorous physicality on, and around, a working 2.5 tonne forklift, examining both the connection and conflicting relationship between humankind and machinery.

FORKLIFT has been devised in Australia following a development at Helsinki’s CIRKO (Centre for New Circus) – a space dedicated to training and the creation of new circus and performance works.

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Directed by Kate Denborough (one of Australia’s 2013 Women of Influence), FORKLIFT is performed by Henna Kaikula (hand balancer and contortionist in Cantina, performed at Sydney Festival 2013 and Theatres Forecourt 2010), Amy Macpherson and Nicci Wilks (ex Circus Oz).

Founded by Kate Denborough and Gerard Van Dyck in 1997, KAGE is a multi-award-winning company that creates critically acclaimed work across dance, physical theatre and drama.

For ticket information:

The show runs from Wed 12 – Sun 16 February – 6.30 & 9pm nightly

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