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The Navigators An outdoor circus adventure!

Seek out Adventure! Fuse Circus Presents:

The Navigators An outdoor circus adventure!

Christchurch: (As part of the World Buskers Festival)

Dates: 23 – 31 Jan 1pm alternating 1.50pm daily, 9.30pm each night,
1 Feb 11.20am
Venue: Victoria Square, Christchurch
Tickets: Koha event
Duration: 90 min

Wellington: (As part of the Summer City Festival and the Fringe)

Dates: 25 Feb – 7 Mar 8pm, Matinees 28 Feb, 7 Mar 2pm, No show: 2 Mar
Venue: Queens Wharf Square, Wellington
Tickets: Koha Event
Duration: 90 min

Wellington, 5 January, 2009. This summer, Fuse Circus, creators of the acclaimed Gravity and Other Myths and Heavenly Burlesque are proud to roll out their new work for 2009. Journey to a new world with their outdoor circus show: "The Navigators". Taking over Queens Wharf Square as part of the Summer City and Fringe Festivals, The Navigators is sure to sweep Wellington crowds up in its excitement!

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The Navigators is a rip-roaring circus adventure inspired by our sea-faring ancestors and our identity as an island nation. Full of spectacular circus magic, danger and death defying stunts, this show will whirl you along with a group of intrepid explorers who voyage into unknown seas searching for new worlds, for treasure, and for the meaning of life.

The cast includes some of the most talented circus performers in the country. These superb acrobatic athletes will have audiences under their spell as they nonchalantly dangle from ropes, climb to dizzying heights and throw themselves into the air.

Fuse circus performers, no strangers to testing the boundaries of strength and physical performance; have melded together new techniques and dramatic circus tricks working under acclaimed theatrical director Willem Wassenaar.

To really flesh out the colourful characters in the show, the Fuse team have also brought in award winning Costume Designer Cathy Tree Harris. Cathy says
"Circus costuming has its own set of demands. Being extremely physical, it can restrict design in some areas, but that challenge can result in other areas really opening up. Getting the opportunity to create things you wouldn't normally in the usual theatre and film jobs is a lot of fun. To see my creations flying and sparkling from the sky, adds a whole other dimension to the job, they can become a character in themselves, and that's a wonderful feeling!"

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Tom Beauchamp, Fuse founder and performer is proud of the direction the company is taking:

“The Navigators reflects our real life voyage, we are leaping out into new areas of performance, learning new skills and adding depth and colour to the already exciting performance medium of circus. We are extremely passionate about our work and we’re dedicated to developing it to an international level. In this stormy financial climate, we are artists voyaging bravely into the world.”

The Navigators takes you to a place where you are on the brink, and about to fly! Journey through storms as acrobats soar above you, fall in love with the odd crew of the Fuse Circus rig, and laugh at their antics as they try to reach their individual and collective destinations.

Keep any eye out for the show when it hits Wellington at Queens Wharf in February for its outdoor season in Summer City Festival and as part of the Wellington Fringe. Fuse Circus also produced Gravity and Other Myths, (winner Best Outdoor Show Fringe 2007) a firm favourite of

Wellington crowds for the last two years, so get there early to get a prime spot, take a picnic and a blanket.

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Fuse Circus is a Wellington based company that specialises in fast -paced spectacularly visual circus/cabaret entertainment. Following the road testing of The Navigators at the World Buskers Festival, Fuse Circus will take over Queens Wharf in Wellington in Feb /March 09 with the official Premiere of the show for the Summer City and Wellington Fringe Festivals.

In upcoming exciting events, Fuse Circus will then move into a CNZ funded creative development project with the explosive contemporary percussion group Strike!


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