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Established in 1994, Australia's Strange Fruit is a much-celebrated touring company that creates and performs a unique style of performance for audiences worldwide. Founded originally in Melbourne, Australia, the company performs atop fourteen foot flexible poles, bending and swaying to impossible angles while combining elements of theatre, dance, and circus. With a repertoire that has a universal appeal and is accessible to all cultures and ages, Australia's Strange Fruit has been presented in 50 countries at over 450 international festivals... It has been awarded the National (Australian) Myer Performing Arts Award, the Silver Trophy at the Daidogei World Cup, Japan in 1999 and 2000, the 2003 Premio Del Publico, in Valladolid, Spain, and the Governor of Victoria Export Award in 2006.
North America first saw the company in 2000 at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven and at the Taste of Chicago festival. Since then, it has been presented by the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Reno's Artown, Mexico's Chihuahua Festival, and Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, among others. The company's 2011 tours debuted in the state of Indiana Purdue and Indiana Universities and included their third presentation by the Theater at Raritan Valley Community College (NJ). In 2012, the company participated in the opening of the Paralympics in London with the UK-based multi-abled cast of performers.
The US-cast made its debut in 2013 with a four-week run as part of Dollywood’s International Festival in Pigeon Forge, TN. This year, the US cast was also presented at the VA Arts Festival (Norfolk); the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul); and the Out of the Box Festival (Boston). Upcoming performances include Discovery Green (Houston) on Sept 20 & 21, 2013.
For future booking inquiries please contact Elsie Mangement at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (718) 797-4577.