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.
Post show Q&A
Mentoring local artists in various art forms
Workshops to create acts
Working with local musician to perform pre/post show
“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
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High res images
Videos of various performance locations
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)
ArtformsCircus, Comedy, Dance
AudienceMums and their families.
Bump In1 hour
Bump Out1 hour
CostsWeekly Fee: $5000 +gst
Company ContactsDawn Pascoe
0448 729 493
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Venue FormatOutdoor location, Town Hall
Touring Party1 cast, 1 crew = 2
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
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