Dynamic and gutsy with an abundance of absurdity, Casting Off is circus-as-conversation that boldly challenges convention and toppless expectation with raucous and poetic beauty. Casting Off stereotypes, three generations of spirited women talk, tumble, fly and balance precariously. The personal is nonpolitical, the furious is funny and the acrobatics are downright dangerous. Always intimate and a little bit improvised, the work is immediate, communal and authentic.
Duration: 55 Minuten
Age Recommendation: 12 Jahre
Language: English with German surtitles
The performance of Casting Off on 04.02.2023 will take place with live translation into German Sign Language.
Dramaturg: Alexander Harrison
Performed by: Debra Batton, Sharon Gruenert & Spenser Inwood
Lightning Design: Eddie James
Costume Design: Spenser Inwood
Rigging Desing: Beau Dudding
Photos: Claudia Sangiorgi-Dalimore
Coproduced by: A Good Catch Circus und Cluster Arts since 2019
About the Company
A Good Catch formed in 2017 with the aim to experiment with circus. The three women at its heart are Debra Batton, Sharon Gruenert and Spenser Inwood. Brought together by life’s adversities and a pinch of serendipity, all three began acrobatics as children and enjoy distinctive careers in Circus and Physical Theatre, individually performing with prestigious companies including Cirque du Soleil, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Legs on the Wall, and Circus Oz to name just a few.
Together, they seek to nurture their own creative voice with a feminist tone and a pro-active attitude, re-inventing the collective approach to devised performance: aiming to experiment without fear of failure, without adhering to genre expectations, and with curiosity about what circus can be.
In the Press
Total Theatre Awards (für Casting Off – Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
Sly humour. Clowning. Rumbunctious acrobatics. Hardcore circus skills weaved into a playful exploration of sexual politics.
★★★★★ The 730 Review (für Casting Off – Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
This is a unique piece of artistic work and well worth the dive into something you’ve never seen before… breathtaking
★★★★ ½ Weekend Notes (Adelaide Fringe 2019)
Casting Off has just about everything you could hope for. It is laugh-out-loud funny. It is motivational. It is intelligent. And, with mind-blowing trapeze stunts, it is testament to what the human body can do.
★★★★ Fest Mag (Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
an unpretentious and thoroughly engaging serving of intergenerational feminist circus that’s deservedly shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award
★★★★ ½ Edinburgh Festival Magazine (Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
These three athletes challenge convention with kindness and humour, entertain without arrogance and present an ideal of non-judgemental sisterly support that will brighten up your day.