NICA STAGES ‘PLEASE HOLD’
Australia’s next generation of circus talent is on show in the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) ensemble “Please Hold”. The performance showcases NICA’S final year circus artists all who have high-level circus skills. Performers traverse a maze of ropes, straps and poles testing their stamina and agility to the limit. “Please Hold” examines the social mediums that bind and isolate—from the invasive qualities of social media, to the rigid expectations of social etiquette— looking deeper into how community rules are created and challenged and what happens when we don’t measure up to expectations.