Our 75th Festival opens with an joyful celebration of Australian and Scottish culture in this fusion of circus, dance and music.
When was the last time you felt the hairs on the back of your neck stand up? When did you last hear that collective intake of breath from a crowd? Or feel that electric moment of silence before the applause begins? When did you last see something truly awe-inspiring?
Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, award-winning contemporary circus powerhouse Gravity & Other Myths and critically acclaimed Australian First Nations dance-theatre sensations, Djuki Mala will open the 2022 International Festival with this glorious free opening night event.
In MACRO, a 30-strong troupe team up with the NYCOS choir for a stunning performance. There will be music, projections, drums and a spectacular light display. Expect a heart-in-mouth display of skill, daring and superhuman coordination.
A co-production with Adelaide Festival, the show features a cross-cultural musical collaboration between Djuki Mala, with their unique fusion of traditional dance, pop culture and storytelling, and five revered Celtic musicians including Aidan ORourke (fiddle), Kathleen MacInnes (vocals) and Brghde Chaimbeul (pipes).
Join this inspirational community of performers in a celebration like no other as we kick off our 75th anniversary year in spectacular style. You wont believe your eyes.
Part of the UK/Australia Season 2021"22, supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons, the Australian Government through the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund, the British Council and the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia
In collaboration with Scottish Rugby
Gravity & Other Myths
Ekrem Eli Phoenix
National Youth Choir of Scotland
MACRO was supported by Arts South Australia, the Office for the Arts and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.