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Karen got tickets to see Chasing Smoke from Casus Circus performing at the Brisbane Powerhouse. All the performers are Indigenous Australians and the show not only saw contemporary circus performed but sketch comedy, dancing, lip synching and oral retelling. While there are more elaborate circus stunts out there and some first night mistakes did occur from time to time I found Chasing Smoke an emotionally stirring piece which is what I really love to find in any artistic venture. I think contemporary circus is one of the great art forms and one of my favourite shows I saw last year was Humans by Circa, Chasing Smoke has become a strong favourite for this year but for a different reason. I think this show has the ability to cross divides, to create empathy and yes to educate. I wish the production continued success. You can check out my review for Weekend Notes here

Weekend Notes are a growing online magazine with a wealth of contributors based out of several cities across the United Kingdom, Australia and New York. Articles are leisure related and can include a wide variety of subjects from rainforest hikes to cultural festivals, from what hot new play is on at your underground theatre to a ultra trendy eatery. Writers are paid for their work based partly on how many views their articles get so please feel free to stop by and show some love.

-Lloyd Marken


  1. I can honestly say that modern circus combined with contemporary dance is not something that I would rush to see. But it it was good to read that such a short show can lift your soul, Lloyd.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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