Performed in 2014
Enigma brings to life the work of Leonardo da Vinci by merging circus, aerials and acrobatics in an innovative evening of contemporary Australian performance.
CircaSEA, presented by act- belong- commit, have conceptualized a visual extravaganza of circus performance and narrative that links art, innovation and science as seen through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci’s rich and diverse body of work, including his art, inventions, observations in nature and experiments in early mechanics and flight, have provided an abundance of inspiration from which to devise performance.
Devised by CircaSEA in collaboration with SEA lead circus artist Beth O’Neill and internationally renowned circus artist Chris Mayhew, Based largely on Da Vinci's sketches and diaries, this highly choreographed performance was a feast of exhilarating aerial and ground performance with acrobatic machines, pitching, Chinese pole, object manipulations and numerous aerial apparatus including double trapeze, aerial cubes, silks, hammocks and a cloud swing alongside stunning projections of da Vinci’s work; allowing the audience to be fully immersed in da Vinci’s powerful vision.