‘Disappearing Acts’ at Nudgee Beach: Exploring Loss of Biodiversity

Presented by Vulcana Circus, ‘Disappearing Acts’ explores the loss of biodiversity through circus, clowning, and magical sleight of hand. From 6 May to 22 May 2022, performances will be held in Nudgee Beach and nine other venues as part of the 2022 Anywhere Festival.

Disappearing Acts performances will be held at various parks and green spaces in ten venues across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay as part of the annual Festival. The Nudgee Beach performance will take place at Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre at 2.30 pm.

Developed in collaboration with environmental scientist Ayesha Tulloch, the compact circus looks into the impacts of human activity on our fragile landscape and challenges us to reflect on how we value our relationship with nature, wild spaces and its inhabitants. 

“…from the first moments, the experience was so positive: seated and standing outside, with suitable distancing (and even welcoming sanitiser…) it was great to gather with a small number of fellow audience members…”

Geoff Lawrence, Creative Futures Photography

Performance locations range from parks to environmental education centres and community farms, so there are plenty of venues to choose from that suit one’s choice of adventure or location. 

The following are the two possible circus deliveries:

  • Consignment 1 with performers Abbey Church and Jodie Rottle
  • Consignment 2 with performers Mayu Muto and Phoebe Manning

DISAPPEARING ACTS at Nudgee Beach – Consignment 1 happens at Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre, 588 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach. Entry is at Chaseley St, Nudgee Beach.

Ticket Price is $30 – Standard and $20 – Unwaged.

About Vulcana

Established in 1995, Vulcana aims to close the gap between women’s and men’s experience of the circus through its inclusive training, performance making projects, and community engagement programs. 

Throughout the year, Vulcana offers workshops in aerials, hula hoops, juggling, partner/group acrobatics (balancing on each other), handstands, flexibility, fitness and performance classes for beginners through advanced levels and regardless of fitness level.