An intimate, multi-sensory experience of captivating circus and physical language, Ingress will occupy The Judith Wright Centre for two nights in April (Friday 16 & Saturday 17 – 7:30pm). Ingress is the imminent, new solo work of renowned Circa’s long time Ensemble Member Bridie Hooper.

“I wanted to create a compelling work that is daring in concept and form, that initiates my creative path as an independent artist,” says Bridie Hooper, “Ingress is the opportunity to convene with my commitment and obligation as an artist,  and expand and interrogate what is possible using the body as the medium to create live art.”

Many months in the making, Ingress was created in collaboration with acclaimed Brisbane fashion designer Gail Sorronda and dramaturg Heather Fairbarn.

Ingress is a woman’s indefatigable effort to untether herself from her myth and live with an urgency and euphoria that only an ending allows. Encountering her desire, her curiosity, her danger, Ingress tests and tries the limits of the psyche, each effort an ecstatic force of both the body and the spirit.   The action twists and gnarls in figures of torsions and tumbles, in hopeful ascensions on aerial straps,  succumbing at times to gravity whilst fearlessly working against it.

With astonishing physical dexterity and courage, Ingress is a glorious celebration of the mortal spirit. Having joined world renowned Circa Contemporary Circus in 2013 Bridie has been integral in the creation of nine debut works and embarked on expansive international tours, performing in 30 countries to over 450,000 people. Ingress is her first solo work as an independent artist.

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