Girls With Altitude – Flipping Feminism And Fun From Flying Fruit Fly Circus

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'Girls With Altitude' 'Girls With Altitude' Image © Ian Sutherland

From Flying Fruit Fly Circus comes 'Girls With Altitude’ in Melbourne.


An all-female cast of young acrobats combine with visuals of political cartoons from renowned cartoonist and feminist Judy Horacek. It's a high-scale production with flips, tumbles and acrobatic elegance from dizzying heights.

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Image © Ian Sutherland

The cast is made up of all girls, in an age range of 10-18 years old. This cast and the show challenge the widely-held preconceptions of circus being male-dominated. The acrobats exude skill, strength, courage and humour. It's a show for the times, with modern day role models like Greta Thunberg and Jacinda Ardern inspiring a whole new generation of young people wanting to make a difference.

Anni Davey is in the director's chair. Themes tackle all things from the environment to equality, and the young acrobats of the Fruit Flies propose new perspectives on the future. Girl power mode has been activated.

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Image © Ian Sutherland

Flying Fruit Fly Circus have many landmark projects to their name – and an ever-increasing roll call of alumni working in leading companies around the world. The company’s vision is to use circus as the creative and physical inspiration for young people to flourish, and they’re dedicated to advancing and innovating the art form of circus.

'Girls With Altitude' plays Arts Centre Melbourne 16-17 September.

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