Presented by Casus Circus & Cluster Arts
Reviewed 4 March 2020
Australia’s only Indigenous contemporary circus ensemble presents a unique exploration of identity and history in an award-winning show that lives up to the hype.
Through a skilled combination of acrobatics, biting satire, dance, movement and personal storytelling, this small ensemble, under the direction of Natano Fa’anana, capture the hearts and minds of their audience from the onset.
The production is as educational as it is entertaining, exploring the identity of each fair-skinned Aboriginal performer through their cultural history and modern existence. Told through skits, song, dance and circus performance, Chasing Smoke is also an exploration of creative storytelling that has its audience laughing one moment, gasping the next.
Chasing Smoke is a top pick for the 2020 Fringe. It’s a feel-good frolic through the lives of the performers that leaves much to reflect on, not least of all the spirit of positivity that inclusion can bring.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis
Venue: The Factory, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rymill Park, Adelaide
Season: Until 15 March 2020
Duration: 1 hour