‘Disappearing Acts’ At Morningside: Circus Event For Families To Enjoy

Bring the whole family at Beelarong in Morningside this May 2022, for Disappearing Acts, a special and intimate performance presented by Vulcana Circus. 

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Disappearing Acts will be held in venues ranging from parks, environmental education centres, and community farms throughout Queensland, so there’s something for everyone to explore. 

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WhatDisappearing Acts
WhereBeelarong, Corner Beverley St & York St, Morningside
When22 May 2022, from 2:30 p.m.

“It is a quirky and skilled circus performance that asks us to reflect on our relationship with nature, how we value the birds, insects, trees and wild spaces that support them,” Vulcana Circus stated.

Photo credit: vulcana.org.au

Developed in collaboration with environmental scientist Ayesha Tulloch, Disappearing Acts unpacks the scientific principle of testing questions and building evidence to assess what might be missing from our landscapes. 

The event is part of Anywhere Festival 2022, which will once again take temporary possession of everyday and extraordinary places through Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa for the 12th year to present an intimate discovery of places and performances.

About Vulcana

Vulcana is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1995 to close the gap between women’s and men’s experience of the circus through its inclusive training, performance making projects, and community engagement programs.

Vulcana offers workshops in aerials, hula hoops, juggling, partner/group acrobatics (balancing on each other), handstands, flexibility, fitness and performance classes for beginners through advanced levels and regardless of fitness level.

Drive In Circus in Morningside at Vulcana Circus

This summer, drive-in circus experience comes to life at Morningside as Vulcana Circus makes their first performance at their new home.

For its debut season at their new venue, Vulcana Circus delivers “Rear Vision,” a unique ensemble performance featuring twenty female circus  performers aged twenty-five to fifty-five. Directed by Vulcana Artistic Director Celia White, the drive-in circus is a response to our collective experience of dislocation, isolation and craving for connection, using circus, poetry and sound. 

With sound by acclaimed soundscape artist Anna Whittaker and words by award-winning  poet Angela Peita, witness how the show portrays the chaos, cleanliness, lack of  control, anxiety, fire, joy, loneliness, wilderness, empathy, antagonism, and imagine how we find our way out of here.

Experience the spectacle as magnetic pull and repulsion gets enacted by circus bodies who will showcase their circus skills including group bike, hula hoop and fire play, whilst observing social distancing. 

Audience gets to view the performance in the safety of their cars as the soundtrack gets channeled straight to the car speakers through a downloadable free app. 

drive-in circus

Rear Vision runs from December 17-19 at  Vulcana Circus Carpark, 420 Lytton Rd, Morningside. Tickets are available at $90 per car, but if you don’t have a car you can register for a seat for $35. Food will be available on booking and drinks available from 6.30 p.m. 

Do take note that latecomers will not be admitted after 7.20 p.m. This event is recommended for 15+.

You may book your tickets here.