Mutating Roots

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Haunted by ghostly characters, condemned by ancient misdemeanours and outcast to wander the world between the restrained and the outlandish, Mayu explores a Japanese woman's identity away from her cultural home through extreme physical challenges of circus and movement.

She must navigate assumptions and stereotypes, both cultural and gendered, finding herself becoming a cross cultural being, and then, a lost cultural being.

Playing with ideas of what it is to be an absent Japanese woman in her cultural home and a Japanese woman in Australia, this strange and otherworldly performance will shatter expectations of how this woman should behave.

Presented by:
Mayu Muto with Director Celia White

Mayu is a Brisbane based Japanese Australian circus artist with a twist of dance and physical theatre, and she is a company member of Casus Circus. Her past dance training institutions include Royal Antwerp Dance School (Belgium), Frankfurt University (Germany) and Queensland University of Technology. Her circus journey began at Vulcana Women’s Circus during her university life studying Bachelor of Science in Human Movement Studies. Mayu actively creates work that investigates perceptions of cultural identity and passionate about cultural diversity in art. She works closely with director Celia White, and most recently presented Monsteria by GUSH. She is also an artist/ aerialist/ roving performer for Aerialicious Entertainment and Wilde Applause Creative Productions.

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