Roll up, roll up. The circus is coming to town! Would you like to see it? For free? Read on! LEO is not your traditional circus. More like physical theatre, it is intimate, mind-bending, and extraordinary. It's what might happen if the laws of gravity were to suddenly change, and it is part of the Arts Centre Melbourne 2013 Summer Season lineup.
Created by Berlin-based production company Circle of Eleven, LEO was awarded Best of Edinburgh Fringe and has been described as "funny and poetic" (New York Post).
The Melbourne season runs from 15-27 January 2013, and I have two tickets to give away for 16 January! Simply email me (nabulger at gmail dot com) if you'd like to win the two tickets. AND if you blog, Tweet or post on Facebook about this competition, send me the links and I'll give you an extra place in the draw for each one. I'll draw the winner at random at noon on the 15th. The tickets will be available at the box office to pick up on the night.
In the meantime, here is a little taste of what you'll see. Isn't it magical?
Old circus photographs at top are all licensed under The Commons on Flickr. Photograph above is from LEO, used with permission.
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UPDATE: I got a little bit confused. Please blame 'baby brain' rather than my general blonde-ness. There are many wonderful shows in the Summer Season lineup, and I'm yet to see most of them. Including LEO, of course, because it hasn't opened yet. On closer observation, based on the descriptions on the website, LEO is not a circus-y show, that's Oh Suivant (which also looks fabulous). LEO is, however, still magical and gravity-defying (just watch the video if you don't believe me). So please enjoy these circus images which actually don't have anything to do with LEO but are awesome in their own right. Oh boy. Confused Blogger Gives Away Awesome Tickets Anyway.
Remember: just email me if you'd like to win two tickets to LEO, and you can give a much more accurate description of this show than I have, after the event.
ANOTHER UPDATE: This competition is now closed. Congratulations Lisa!