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Phare Circus goes to Australia

    • What: Darwin Festival
    • Where: Darwin, Australia
    • When: 8 – 25 August, 2019
      • Phare shows 9 – 11 August, 2019
    • Cost: AU$38 – AU$42

About The Show

Eclipse

How far would someone go to fight back against rejection and bullying?

In a rural Cambodian village, a disfigured young man is rejected. He wonders why he is cursed and seeks help from the gods. They answer his prayers by transforming him into a beautiful woman with magical powers. Using this new form, he attracts the attention and desire of the village men. But, the villagers quickly discover there’s something sinister about the newcomer.

Based on traditional Cambodian folktales, Eclipse is a story of rejection, revenge, spirit possession and eventual forgiveness set to original music and told through a dramatic mix of theater, Apsara dance and modern circus arts.

About The Festival

Darwin Festival

There’s no better time to visit the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous festival wonderland awaits you. Balmy nights under twinkling lights provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dry season, the Top End’s tropical winter. In 2019 the festival celebrates 40 years.

Darwin Festival combines outdoor festivities with a program rich with local, national and international talent. Cabaret, theatre, dance, visual arts, outdoor concerts and fun family events transform Darwin for 18 dazzling days and nights. The Festival celebrates the quintessential spirit and energy of Darwin, with its laidback, friendly lifestyle. Join in the fun of hot August nights!

Darwin Festival is held over an exciting 18 days and nights, with local and touring performances and events including outdoor concerts, workshops, theatre, dance music, comedy and cabaret, film and visual arts. During the Festival, Darwin buzzes with performers, artists, locals and visitors enjoying the vibrant and colourful atmosphere and festivities of Darwin Festival.

(From the festival website.)