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DISTURBO

By Bare Legs Company

DISTURBO envelops the audience in a darkly humorous world that fuses circus, dance, physical theatre and lip-sync. Poignant, absurd, and visually striking, DISTURBO is an unashamedly queer evocation of connectedness that questions what risks we are willing to take for intimacy.

You enter a darkened space that is alive with sound and movement. You are drawn to a lone dancing light. In the flicker, you glimpse two bodies moving, contorting, searching for something. You hear a sharp intake of breath… then witness a connection.

Praise for DISTURBO

“A dynamic, queer, dark, visceral, physical poem.” – Nadia Jade (Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane)
“Weird, creepy, queer, cool, and extremely beautiful.” – Georgia McKenzie (Anywhere Festival Review)
“A striking exploration of self-revelation and relationship, of queer embodiment and emancipation.” – Nadia Jade (Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane)

KEY CREATIVES

Jay Radford – Co-director, performer, composer/sound designer
Felix Egger – Co-director, performer
Alex Mizzen – Co-director

LOCATION

Metro Arts, West End

Image by Matt Black & Jay Radford

 

THE ARTISTS

Jay Radford
Jay (they/them) is an emerging circus acrobat and physical theatre performer, who draws on their musical (sound design) background to inform their sense of movement and creation. Jay is a cofounder of Bare Legs Company. In 2021, they performed in the sold-out season of DISTURBO for Anywhere Festival and performed in the sold-out seasons of DWELL at Wonderland Festival and Anywhere Festival 2019. They were an invited guest artist for the creative development of CIRCA’s Leviathan in 2019 and an ensemble performer in Memorial for Brisbane Festival 2018. Jay has previously developed work with Vulcana Circus, Collectivist, MOI Productions, and performed in cabarets, showcases, and festivals in Australia.

Felix Egger
Felix (he/him) is an aerial rope artist whose creative approach to his apparatus sets him apart from his contemporaries. Felix is a co-founder of Bare Legs Company. In 2021, they performed in the sold-out season of DISTURBO for Anywhere Festival, and they performed in the sold-out run of DWELL at Wonderland Festival and Anywhere Festival 2019. Felix was a guest artist for the creative development of CIRCA’s Leviathan in 2019 and an ensemble performer in Memorial for Brisbane Festival 2018. Felix has previously developed work with Vulcana Circus and Collectivist and performed in cabarets, showcases, and festivals in Germany and Australia.

Alex Mizzen
Alex’s (she/her) background has left a wonderful imprint on the artist we find today. As a trained gymnast and a graduate from the National Theatre Ballet, Alex worked as a contemporary dancer, honing both her physical and performance skill before turning her eye to circus. Now as an established circus artist with specialties in both hand balance and aerial chair Alex has worked with some of the leading Australian & international companies: Les 7Doigts de la Main, Company 2, Cantina, CIRCA, Legs on the Wall, La Soirée, Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth, and
Le Grand Cirque.