Spanish premiere Country:Australia Approx duration: 1hr (no interval)
Founded by Simon Yates and Jo-Ann Lancaster more than 10 years ago, the Australian ensemble, acrobat, was put together with the idea of beginning a creative adventure.
Inventors of an absolutely unique and yet typically Australian universe, they create a blend of acrobatic techniques with a highly personal vision of the world around them.
Each of their productions is inspired by their own lives, which for many years consisted of extreme training sessions in the backyard of their house in Albury, Australia.
If smaller, poorer, cheaper, their previous show, was an ode to a simpler life, free of superfluous elements, Propaganda goes a step further, looking at the future through the efforts of two naive revolutionaries who invite the audience, in the words of the show's promotional material, to "their family demo of very simple methods to fight injustice, promote solidarity, and energise class struggle!"
Eternal optimists, Jo-Ann Lancaster and Simon Yeats keep looking for alternatives to modern consumerism. analysing the market system with irony, humour and technical prowess.
That desire to swim against the tide of contemporary excess can be seen in the anti-aesthetic of their productions : raw, without compromise, they are focused on the personality and the acrobatic body at work. It's the antidote to glamour and glitter circus: no pose, no decor, no costumes, going straight to what is essential: humanity. Each of their productions is characterised by the great sense of self-derision that emerges from always mixing acrobatic perfection with a ferocious, dry sense of humour.
* Contains nudity.