The three women of Casus Circus' Chasing Smoke represent culture, family, art and the power of woman through contemporary circus.
Ally Humphris a Wakka Wakka woman is a trained dancer, gymnast and more recently a circus artist specializing in flying, hand balance and ground acrobatics. Lara Croydon is a Gudjala Kabulba woman with a theatre background who shifted into contemporary circus focusing on trapeze and storytelling through juggling.
Pearl Thompson's grandmother was stolen as a baby and lost knowledge of the original country. Pearl attended ACPA to learn traditional dance and in her quest of self-discovery uses contemporary circus to tell this story.
Chasing Smoke, an evocative and triumphant performance by Australia's only Indigenous contemporary circus ensemble.
Both playful and brave, Chasing Smoke is the spark that ignites the question 'Who am I?' when you have 40,000 years of history to sift through in search of an answer.
Take a glimpse into the world's oldest living culture told through the artform of contemporary circus.