Solo Flight

Outdoor spectacle full of heart

Honest, raw and spectacular, aerial-dancer Dawn Pascoe shares her art and her heart. She performs a series of aerial acts which are intricately choreographed and describes personal moments in her life which have inspired her strength.

Part storytelling, part circus artistry, part comedy. Full connection.

Form and Style

Dawn talks directly to the audience using her larrikin sense of humour, warmth and honesty, while sharing stories about moments in her life that have inspired her strength, such as motherhood and figuring out who she is as a solo artist.

Between the stories, Dawn shares her art- with aerial acts on the silks and dance trapeze, which she has not only been specialising in for the past 17 years, but has pioneered a style of aerial dance which is unique, creative and raw.

Performed at sunset in iconic outdoor locations, this show is spectacular, heartwarming and focuses on connection with country and one another.

A lovely option is to have a local musician play sets before and after the performance, to add to the atmosphere, and can encourage picnics and socialising with the community.

Community Engagement

Post show Q&A

Mentoring local artists in various art forms

Workshops to create acts

Stretch classes

Working with local musician to perform pre/post show

Reviews

“Festival audiences were enthralled that the Dance Program included aerial dance performances by Natural Wings. Dawn’s aerial performances occurred suspended from the large boughs of the towering Fairbridge House tree. The trees are such a magical part of Fairbridge Village and the aerial presence gifted through Dawn’s solo work delivered a reprieve from ground-level viewing, and took the audience up into a new set of possibilities through the movement so capably performed by Dawn. The magic of watching audience members look up into the trees in a state of awe and marvel, as Dawn performed delicate and skilful choreography was beautiful. I look forward to including Dawn’s work again in future festivals.” – Paige Gordon, Curator & Producer, Dance Program, Fairbridge Festival

Available Marketing Collaterals

High res images

Media Release

Videos of various performance locations

Credits

Dawn Pascoe is the founder and director of Natural Wings since 2005. With degrees in both circus and theatre arts, Dawn’s work embodies not only spectacular technical skill, but always shares her heart as well as her art. She’s produced multiple tours regionally and internationally (Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions, South West) and worked in communities to create shows with locals (West Coast Steiner School, Pingelly Circus Spectacular) and has performed for a plethora of outdoor festivals and events throughout WA and beyond.

Dawn also has extensive experience as a Street Arts performer, who has toured Internationally and won the Toronto Buskerfest (one of the largest street arts festival in the world)

Availability

March 2023

Artforms

Circus, Comedy, Dance

Audience

Mums and their families.

Duration

30 mins

Bump In

1 hour

Bump Out

1 hour

Costs

Weekly Fee: $5000 +gst
Royalties: 0%

Company Contacts

Dawn Pascoe
0448 729 493
naturalwings@gmail.com



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Technical

Venue Format

Outdoor location, Town Hall

Touring Party

1 cast, 1 crew = 2

Considerations

Maximum performances a week: 5

Does this show require a remount?

First Possible Performance: 2 hours after bump in

Minimum Break Between Shows: 1 show per day

Minimum stage dimensions: 9 x 7 metres

Staging and Set Description: The set is a Freestanding Aerial Rig with a footprint of 9 x 7 metres and height of 6 metres. It has two apparatuses rigged from it; a yellow silk and black trapeze, with other colour options available. The show can also be performed by a tree – but will need to be certified by an arborist.

Lighting requirements: Basic lighting Supplied

Audio requirements: Battery powered speakers supplied for audience up to 300

Other technical or performance notes: