Arterial by Na Djinang Circus

An exciting and moving performance that celebrate what it means to be First People—the lifeblood of this country.

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

A moving acrobatic performance linking people, country and culture, where the unseen bonds between the body and the land become beautifully visible.

This award winning Na Djinang Circus performance explores the ancient connections tying First Nations people together, strong through bloodlines but irreparably damaged through colonisation.

Four performers connect with each other physically and spiritually in a display of breathtaking acrobatics scored by avant-garde sound designer Danni Esposito.

Arterial will both excite and move you as the performers celebrate what it means to be First People—the lifeblood of this country. The land its beating heart.

Suitable for ages 12+

Approx running time: 60mins, no interval
Show warnings: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that the work contains voices of people who have passed away.

Preview performance: 20 April, 7.30pm
Post-show talk: Thursday 27 April, 7.30pm 

For wheelchair and accessible bookings please contact: ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au.

Creative Team:

Directed by: Harley Mann
Originally devised by: Maggie Church-Kopp, Harley Mann, Dylan Singh and Jada Narkle
Commissioned by: YIRRAMBOI Festival
Reimagined by: Harrie Hogan 
Performed by: Johnny Brown, Maggie Church-Kopp and Dylan Singh
Costume & Set Design: Emily Barrie
Sound Design: Danni Esposito
Lighting Design: Gina Gascoigne
Production Manager: Harrie Hogan
Cultural Consultant: Dan Mitchell

Na Djinang General Manager: Steph Cox
Producer: Dans Maree Sheehan
Executive Producer: Lauren Eisinger

Image by Cecil Martin


This project received additional support from Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Creative Victoria logo          A painted foot and hand drawing sits to the right side of the words 'Na Djinang" in red colour and 'Circus' in black. 'led by First Nations voices' is in small black font at the bottom   Baby blue letters spell 'Lauren Eisinger' sit above small black letters that spell 'Producer'

20 Apr 23 - 30 Apr 23
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Multi-date
Thurs - Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St, Northcote 3070
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$38 Full | $30 Conc. | $33 Darebin Resident | $20 Preview | $15 Blak Tix
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