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ONEIRIC – SURREAL AND SUBLIME!

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

I was completely entranced from the opening moments of this performance.

Ian Moorhead’s musical composition was powerful, mind-bending and disorientating and combined with the sensual lighting design by Harrison Cope set against a stark, black and white tonal and lightly smoky performance space with shards of vibrant colour, and Charles Alexander’s visual projections truly put my senses on edge with breath-taken anticipation, already stimulated to an almost psychedelic level.

Suddenly my attention was drawn to the rigging from which dropped two long trains of aerial silks atop which our first artist produced a stunning display of aerial gymnastics, but then I sensed movement below and on both sides of the stage small packs of performers flowed and ebbed like human waves.

Trying, wishing and wanting to watch all going on I almost had a vertigo attack from the middle rows as I leant forward in a trance-like state…the liquid movements of the troupe melded into an amorphous, ephemeral combination of music, lights, choreography and seamless set changes assimilated into a being of its own.

ONEIRIC closes this Saturday with a matinee and a night session.

Don’t miss it, an unforgettable experience!

Director: Edgar Zendejas

Featuring:
 
Amy Stone, Harrison Sweeney, Asha Colless, Celso March, Courtney Sturm, Dean Moran, Dhananjaya Johnson, Ethan Harris-Cross, Gabriella Platus, Gemma Truong, Griffin Hooper, Jacob Kenner, James Bartlett, Jason Gonçalves Da Costa, Louis Green, Maya Davies, Rosa Mordaunt, Timothy Simpson, Tristan St John, Zahnee Kimmel

Set & Costume Design:
Angelica Rush

Composition & Sound Design:
Ian Moorhead

Lighting Design: Harrison Cope

Video Design: Charles Alexander

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents ONEIRIC

Friday 9 June – Saturday 17 June

NICA’s Guang Rong Lu OAM National Circus Centre, Prahran

Bookings: nica.com.au/performs


Image credit: Rob Blackburn

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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