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Rubiks Collective | Sideshow
10 April 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm AEST
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 10 April 2021
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 generously supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program and Creative Victoria.