The Adelaide Town Hall will come alive with a spectacular human circus and physical theatre experience from 26 February when local troupe Gravity and Other Myths performs its latest production Freefall.
Freefall fuses traditional circus skills with physical theatre, contemporary movement and spoken word, all in the setting of the majestic Adelaide Town Hall.
The troupe is winner of the Melbourne Fringe Best Circus and best Emerging Circus/Physical Theatre performer award 2011.
A complementary double pass to see the production is up for grabs each week in the lead up, so people should check Adelaide City Council Facebook and Twitter for details.
“We have always strongly supported the arts in Adelaide, including as a major sponsor of the Fringe each year. The Town Hall is a great venue and we love showing off its versatility,” said Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood.
“Circus and physical theatre are popular in Adelaide and most of this troupe has been through Cirkidz training. It should be a great show, though I’m not sure a show at Town Hall has ever been based around piles of cardboard boxes before!
“The Balcony will be open again and people can come and enjoy a drink before the show, or just drop in for live music,” Stephen said.
The Balcony will open from 4 pm each Friday during the Fringe and feature live music kicking off with acoustic guitarist Adam Moffat on 15 February. It will also be open nightly from 7pm during the Freefall season.
An exhibition curated by Karen Paris featuring six artists including winner of the City of Adelaide Visual Arts Exhibition Award at the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, glass artist Zoe Woods, and live drawer Thomas Buchanan will be installed in the Town Hall foyer throughout the Fringe season too.
Waymouth Street will be transformed into a vibrant garden party space for three consecutive Fridays during the Fringe kicking off on 22 February.
The street will fast become a destination of choice for the street savvy looking for eclectic music, roaming theatre, merchants of fine art, and great street food and drinks.
Watch out for the ACC floats debuting at the Fringe Opening Night Parade on Friday 15 February. One will be making a splash as part of Splash Adelaide while the other will be easy to see, just look for the hi-vis vests!
Upark has signed on as the official car park sponsors for Fringe 2013. Visit UPark.com.au for details of the great rates during the Fringe festival, including Sunday and evening flat rates of $6.