Veritas: Seeking the truth. Discovering oneself

National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents
Seeking the truth. Discovering oneself.

ve-ri-tas - noun Latin. Truth.

Following the success of their 2009 production, Ariel’s Dream, the National Institute of Circus Arts presents its 2010 class of 3rd year students in a stunning production directed by former Cirque du Soleil artist, Holly
Rollins. Tickets are now on sale for Veritas which opens at NICA on 23 March for a limited season.

Spectacular high-energy circus combines with video projection to portray the interior landscape of archetypal characters each seeking the truth. Their bodies are suspended, falling fearlessly, risking all. We join them on their journey of exploration and discovery through a kaleidoscope of aerial adventure.

The cast of eighteen 3rd Year Bachelor of Circus Arts students explore our longing to be loved, our dreams and fears with poignancy and humour and through the physical and poetic language that is unique to the artform of circus. Veritas is a vivid, inspiring celebration of life that charts the known and unknown, challenging assumptions of where journeys begin and end.

Director Holly Rollins has come from Boston, USA, to work with NICA students, trainers and creative team to create the sophisticated new show. She synthesizes her experience as an aerialist on Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam and La Nouba with her Master of Education research from the prestigious Harvard University to create a rich and lyrical performance that stays with you long after the curtain call.

“NICA has a strong tradition of providing students with the opportunity to work with international circus directors to develop a collaborative new work that expands the physical vocabulary of contemporary circus” said Pamela Creed, NICA Director & CEO.

Sixty young people study at NICA’s custom-built and award-winning facility, with a steely determination to graduate with a Bachelor of Circus Arts degree after 3 years. NICA is the only training institution of its kind in Australia – a global centre of teaching excellence for professional training, innovation and creativity in cutting-edge, contemporary circus arts.

Directed by Holly Rollins.
Season dates: 23-31 March 2010
NICA National Circus Centre
Green Street Prahran

23 – 31 March (except 28/3) @ 7.30pm
Matinee on 25 March @ 1.30pm
School holiday matinees on 30, 31 March @ 2pm
Sat 27 March @2pm

$22 Adult | $20 Conc | $14 Child | $55 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

CRICOS number 00111D
Site Map      Circus Links      Circus Dictionary      NICA Website      Joining CircaNICA