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Strange Fruit

Strange FruitFrom Australia

"It's like air ballet. You won't see anything like it" The Wharf, UK

Swinging and soaring like hypnotic metronomes high above the street on 4.5 metre poles, Strange Fruit has achieved a reputation throughout the world for its spectacular and unique performances combining dance, circus and spectacle.

The Three Belles
Enter a dreamy world of period charm and quirky manners, where mannered and graceful characters are destined to eternally relive the enchanting night of their first ball in this work that celebrates the beauty of unison dancing.

Date: 16 March
Time: 4:00pm & 8:15pm
Date: 20 March
Time: 4:00pm, 6:00pm & 8:15pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Central Lawn

The Field
Eight lovers enact an intriguing ritual of courtship and discovery, breaking hearts and bending poles to impossible angles played out to an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Puccini, Bach and Prokofiev to Maurice Chevalier and Michael Nyman.

On Saturday 25 March, Strange Fruit will perform Mega Field ,a unique version of The Field, when sixteen performers fill the skies above Alexandra Gardens with a living canopy of colour and movement.

Date: 24 March
Time: 3:45pm & 8:15pm
Date: 25 March (Mega Field)
Time: 4:15pm & 8:15pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Central Lawn

Absolute Pearl – World Premiere
A special preview performance of Strange Fruit's new work: Absolute Pearl is suffused with faded splendour and lingering memories as monumental characters are brought to vivid life by the ritual of dance.

Date: 17 March
Time: 1:30pm, 3:30pm & 7:00pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Central Lawn

Strange Fruit is also appearing:

Date: 18 March
Location: Ballarat

Date: 19 March
Location: Bendigo

Date: 24 March
Location: Moe

Date: 25 March
Location: Geelong

For more information visit www.strangefruit.net.au

Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne
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