Proudly supported by Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne’s premier Southside Arts Hub, international award-winning company Casus Circus bring their much anticipated and exclusive season of You & I to the 2020 Midsumma Festival this January.
An empowering hour of skill using high level acrobatics, magical trapeze, and dance, You & I is a celebration of identity and the loving relationship between two men. Casus Circus’ most daring and intimate work to-date, You & I is an unashamedly authentic journey revealing a fresh narrative where gay stories are not consumed by tragedy, but filled with conviction and acceptance.
“A major catalyst for creating You & I was the desire to tell a story of two men in love, without the usual baggage,” says co-Director and Performer, Jesse Scott. “Lachlan and I both saw gay characters in most main stream movies or television representations being full of trauma and heartache.”
“This show is full of our truth and love. You & I is an action packed show complete with circus, dance and honesty. We’ve created a show that lets you forget the fact it’s about two men in love, and simply focus on two people in love.”
A recognised leader in contemporary circus, Casus Circus performances are rich in human connection, cultural diversity and precise, intelligent choreography. Renowned for their aesthetic, they have toured nationally and internationally with their works and have won numerous awards and accolades. Originating in Brisbane through co-founders Jesse Scott, Lachlan McAulay and Natano Fa’anana, You & I will be their Midsumma Festival debut season.
A veritable feast of arts experiences for young and old alike, Gasworks Arts Park has 13 events running throughout the 2020 Midsumma Festival including exhibitions, musicals, theatre, circus, kids shows, cabaret, comedy, readings of new Australian works, and an award showcase supporting contemporary Queer playwrights. You & I headlines this superb line-up from the 22 January 2019.
You & I
Gasworks Theatre – Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park
Season: 22 – 25 January 2020
For more information, visit: www.casus.com.au for details.
Image: Lachlan McAulay and Jesse Scott star in You & I – photo by Katie Bennett