Based on the dark sideshows of Coney Island's amusement parks in the early part of the 20th century, Sideshow is a meditation on virtuosity, freak shows, entertainment, spectacle, business, and the sacrifices one makes to survive in the world.
Rubiks Collective proudly presents the Australian premiere of Steven Takasugi's spectacular theatrical work for amplified octet and amplified playback. The saxophonist is the Sideshow Giant, having bellow-like lungs. The violist is a sword swallower, expert with a bow sword. The pianist is the Human Spider, born with eight hands. The percussionist is the self-sacrificing Proprietor/Announcer. Each character of this quartet has his or her uncanny double, twin, imposter, accomplice, copycat.
Roll up and see the biggest show in town. We've been waiting for you.
"Takasugi came through big time with his promise of a freak show… This is an amazing piece.” – LA Times
This event is supported by the City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.
Friday 9th April 2021
7:00 - 8:15pm
Presented By: Rubiks Collective
Bookings Phone: 0421922261
Bookings Contact: Kaylie Melville
Venue: Meat Market North Melbourne Flat Floor Pavilion3 Blackwood StNorth Melbourne VIC 3051
Ticket Price (AUD): 25.00