Event Skipping on Stars
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Venue Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 10 January 2004
Opening Date 10 January 2004
Last Date 17 January 2004
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Far above the ground, walking closer to the stars than he ever could have imagined, the wizard of the wire, Con Colleano looks back over his remarkable life. Beginning as a young acrobat in rural New South Wales, Colleano walked the tightwire from Australia to the famous Ringling Bros. circus in the United States to become the highest paid performer of his time. Featuring tumbling comedy, tightwire, trapeze and daring aerial circus, Skipping on Stars showcases the athletic artistry of the young 'Fruities'."
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Circus
Historical
Youth Theatre
Biographical
Acrobatics
Subjects Indigenous Australian
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Lillian Crombie Actor
Noel Tovey Actor
Jodie Farrugia Choreographer
Carl Polke Composer
Judith Hoddinott Costume Designer
Kim Walker Director
Damien Cooper Lighting Designer
Michael Scott-Mitchell Set Designer
Carmel Duffy Stage Manager
Stephen Sewell Writer
Resources
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information The production marks the 25th anniversary of The Flying Fruit Fly Circus. On this occasion the 17 young performers were joined by Noel C. Tovey and Lillian Crombie.
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper
Review
Event Identifier 61507