One Fell Swoop is a contemporary circus company that aims to re-examine the dynamics of acrobatic ensemble work and the relationships within it. Based in Melbourne, One Fell Swoop lets audiences viscerally experience the balance of joy and risk inherent to group acrobatic performance, creating powerful works on the cutting edge of contemporary circus practice. One Fell Swoop creates work that combines a high level of circus skill with rich dramatic perspectives, specialising in traditional theatre shows and large-scale outdoor circus installation works.
By a Thread
About this event
Returning to Adelaide Fringe for its final year, 'By a Thread' is an ensemble circus creation exploring the relationship between trust and risk. Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting movements above and on the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship, performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics. The actions of one acrobat affect the movements of others in a mesmerising negotiation of cause and effect.
Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Circus Award 2018
★★★★ "Original and visually appealing" The Advertiser 2018
★★★★½ "Exceptional humans pushing the limits of their art" The West Australian 2017
"Intricate and mesmerising" ArtsHub 2017
One Fell Swoop Circus