Emma Serjeant will present her pivotal solo work, Grace – a provocative and dynamic piece of circus theatre – at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, this month.
On from Wednesday 27 until Saturday 30 July, Grace is an intimate journey through five life-changing seconds of a woman’s existence.
Created by Emma Serjeant and John Britton with original music by Ben Ely, the story follows popular, successful and happy Grace, who loves her life and her hidden wild side – until catastrophe strikes.
As her life changes before her eyes, will Grace fall forward into the unknown or jerk back to the familiar?
As an internationally renowned circus maker with a distinctive style, Emma Serjeant brings superb physical and performance skills to this simple, but touching story.
The performer considers circus to be a dynamic and unique art form displaying great strength, courage and discipline.
Emma first launched her circus career in 2006, after graduating from the National Institute of Circus Arts (Melbourne). She worked with C!RCA as an ensemble member for three years, then devoted another year to the C!RCA training centre as Head Trainer and Youth Circus Director, developing her skills as a producer and creative leader.
In late 2011 Emma co-founded Casus Circus. Casus quickly became an international powerhouse with their hit show ‘Knee Deep’, winning multiple awards and continues to tour the world extensively having performed more than 400 shows in over 100 cities and 11 countries.
Emma returns to the Judith Wright Centre after co-directing the NICA performance ‘Things Not of This Earth’. 10 years after graduating from the institution herself, she was delighted to work with clown and performance maker, Hayden Spencer on the 2016 Graduation performance.
As you’ll see in Grace, Emma continues to push the limitations of circus and movement with bold, quirky and captivating performances. She has a keen interest in collaborating with other art forms, to present work that extends the definition of circus and connects deeply with audiences.
Grace will be playing at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from Wednesday 27 until Saturday 30 July – for four exclusive shows only. For tickets visit www.judithwrightcentre.com/event/grace
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