"… like living statues soaring between heaven
and earth…their heads in the sky, hearts close to
the sun … produced brilliantly eclectic images that
pay homage to Michelangelo, Mary Poppins, Folon and Magritte.”
madness or simply wonderful rang the commentary
of the amazed audience about the joyous performance taking
place high over their heads..."
"Swoon! will make hearts go
pitter-pat no matter how old the viewer."
The Chicago Sun Times
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Established in 1994, Australia's Strange Fruit is a much-celebrated
touring company that creates and performs a unique style of
performance for audiences worldwide. Based in Melbourne, Australia,
the company performs atop fourteen foot flexible poles, bending
and swaying to impossible angles while combining elements
of theatre, dance, and circus. With a repertoire that has
a universal appeal and is accessible to all cultures and ages...
FOR EVENT PLANNERS and PRESENTERS:
This one-of-a-kind company offers customized performances and set repertoire (below) for every occasion - private parties, corporate gatherings, gala celebrations and special events - delighting your clients and audiences with magical performances atop 14 foot sway poles.
Swoon! (25 min. no intermission)
Swoon! is a 20 minute performance where 4 daredevil
Australians tell a spectacular story of love, loss, joy and
freedom up on high. It was awarded the Second Prize at the
1999 and 2000 Shizuoka Daidogei World Cup, and has been performed
worldwide. Swoon! is a vital, spirited performance
with spectacular image-making and seductive comedy. Accompanied
by a unique and eclectic soundtrack blending some classics
with original music, the audience is taken on a journey of
beauty, love and laughter.
The Spheres (20 min. no intermission)
The Spheres is a cosmic and awe inspiring performance that
takes a whimsical look at physics, the miracle of rebirth
and power behind these two phenomena. Four celestial beings
emerge out of illuminated globes to recount a tale of transformation
and wonder. This dazzling quartet version of The Spheres is
twenty minutes and for presentation at nighttime only.
The Three Belles (20 min. no intermission)
The Three Belles is a 20 minute performance filled with seduction
and charm. Three beautiful belles, attired in regal, purple
hoop skirts dazzle and transport the audience into a dreamlike
world of period charm and frivolity. Through a whirlwind of
dance and movement, they transcend past, present and future
as they bewitch and enchant their admirers.
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