Get ready to be amazed as Circus Open Stage 2023 makes its debut at Flipside!
Featuring a diverse range of skills and disciplines, Circus Open Stage showcases the talents of Singapore-based circus artists and practitioners and promises to be a captivating show that will leave you in awe. From acrobatics and juggling to balancing and contortion, these performers will push the boundaries of what's possible.
About the performances
Performer - Aqeel
Having conducted research on various diabolo practitioners and their unique styles, Aqeel hopes to develop his own style as well, and hopes this performance can be an opportunity for him to grow as a diabolo practitioner.
The Unmasking by Eugene
The Mime comes home and takes off his make-up. Somewhere between the reality of home and his make-believe reality, there is tragedy, poetry, and comedy. In this liminal space, we get a glimpse into the life of a mime.
Escape by Brylights
We all have a little something that we secretly enjoy, something that gives us peace and comfort. Using the cyr wheel, Brylights presents a contemporary piece about joy and escapism.
Performer - Jackie
Jackie presents a unique diabolo piece, incorporating themes from the movie Frozen into his act. Mixing it up with hip hop, popping and modern dance, Jackie explores how the rest of the body can flow with the movement of the diabolo that is being controlled by his hands.
Performer - Nachos
Through an odd combination of juggling props, Nachos tells the story of finding your sense of belonging within the most unusual company.
Performing group - The 3 Juggleteers
Laugh out loud in this comedic and interactive performance where three jugglers with different approaches to juggling come together to compete and create.
Performing group - Edward & Benjamin
Ben and Edward present a diabolo act of collaboration and synchronicity. While embracing their individual style and skills, they come together to accomplish greater technical feats.
Performing group - The Wicked Limbs
Step into the fantastical world of The Wicked Limbs and watch a battle unfold in the decrepit junkyard of Arcana, as a member of Esoterica arrives to fight for the Wheels of Creation. Featuring stunning feats of contortion and hand-balancing, The Wicked Limbs will have you utterly enthralled with this narrative performance.
Performing group - Spec 720
The members of Spec 720 present a club-passing act that introduces audiences to subtle differences between various forms of site swap, using coloured club patterns as visual codes, set to rhythmic music set to the passing patterns.
Performer - Zarrius Lim
A quirky scientist returns to his lab and notices a mysterious box nearby, discovering a "helping hand." The scientist wants to learn how to juggle, but the helping hand proves to be uncooperative at first, though eventually both parties realise they can work together to achieve their goals. Through amusing scenes, the scientist learns the importance of having a helping hand to lift us up during tough times, and that life is about adapting, handling, and balancing challenges that come our way, whether good or bad.
Performer - Lai Yee
Like a nomad wandering around the world, Lai Yee dancers with his only partner—a big metal wheel—searching for a state of flow and to find the meaning of calmness.