Powerhouse goes to the circus

powerhouse circusThe Powerhouse Museum has announced its latest exhibition with tickets on sale now for members.

The Circus Factory invites you to “Step into the ring of one of the most delightfully daring, spectacularly spectacular feats of showmanship, curiosity, absurdity and intrigue at Circus Factory”.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ Powerhouse Museum will explode over summer with Circus Factory, a program of spectacular proportions, featuring all the wonder of the circus with live performance, sideshow favourites, local and international exhibits and vintage toys and novelties.

Explorers of all ages will journey through a world of imagination and discovery, crafted in collaboration with renowned French scenographer Gérard Cholot and designer Alban Le Henry, testing their skill and showmanship. Visitors can:

  • Ride a fairground carousel that is 100 years old
  • Test yourself with the strongman and laughing clowns
  • See over 60 circus costumes and props featuring ringmasters, animal trainers, acrobats and clowns
  • Wonder at hilarious kinetic sculptures created by David Archer
  • See photos and objects never seen before from Australia’s very own Wirth’s Circus
  • Throw yourself into a carnival world created by French scenographer Gérard Cholot and designer Alban Le Henry

During school holidays there will also be live performances from acclaimed Australian contemporary circus troupe, Circa.
Although there’s free entry for kids, it costs $25 for an adult Powerhouse member and $35 for on-members. See here for all the hurdy-gurdy details.

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