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Natural Stupidity


Natural Stupidity
+More tour dates announced
+Performers rehearse via skype because of Europe flight delays

From the 30th of April-15th of May, The European based Kamikaze Circus Company, in
association with Tasmanian based Circus Horrificus/Manic Productions will be undertaking a
tour of their brand new, hilarious circus/physical theatre piece “Natural Stupidity” around the state.
This unique, never to be repeated show will mainly be performed in smaller, regional areas, such as
Weldbourough, Bicheno and Franklin, but there will also be performances in larger towns, such as
Launceston and Hobart.

Due to Air space delays in Europe caused by volcanic ash the performers for this show have had to rehearse via skype and email. A very new phenomenon for the theatre world. Proving that performers can collaborate from across the globe. John Kamikaze is now safely on a flight to Australia for his first ever visit and will be bringing his crazy antics to a small tasmanian town near you!

Natural Stupidity contains some of the most exciting, unbelievable circus stunts ever to be
performed, all woven into a cute, silly story, told through the actions of three very naff, endearing
characters, the chemistry between which brings this bizarre, cartoon-esque world to life.
Kamikaze Productions founder, John Kamikaze and Circus Horrificus Co-Founder, Samora
Squid, first worked together for 2 months in 2006, during which time they undertook large scale
performance projects in such varied and far away places as Mexico, Latvia, France, Belgium and

Originally from Scotland, John Kamikaze has been performing internationally for over 30 years. In
recent years, he has been an artist in residence at Les Studio De Cirque De Marseilles in the south
of France and specialises in travelling to remote areas, in order to find new and interesting people to
work with. After his visit to the Antipodes, he will have performed on every continent, except
Antarctica. Squid and Kamikaze currently have a bet for a small some of money as to who will be
the first to venture that far south.

During his time here, John will also be undertaking clown workshops with local artists, in order to
pass on the benefit of his many years of experience.

“Having a performer of this calibre in the state will do wonders to invigorate our already vibrant
and diverse community, while further strengthening our ties and opening doors to incredibly special
networks with esteemed international artists. It’s a pleasure to work with John again and I’m very
excited about this project.” -Samora Squid, Circus Horrificus Co-Founder

Samora Squid and Bridget Bridge co-founded Circus Horrificus in 2006 as part of Is Theatre’s
Backspace Winter Residence Program. During this time, they created the show, A Girl and Her
Squid and have since taken the show all over Tasmania and Victoria, as well as created several other
pieces that have been highly successful.

“This is my favourite kind of project. One where we go to remote places that wouldn’t normally see
this kind of thing and encourage the locals to get behind live performance.” -Bridget Bridge

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For further information, contact Samora Squid: 0409 428 261 samora_clark@yahoo.com.au

Friday 30 April – 7:30pm

Weldborough Town Hall

+ The Little Cubas (band)

Price $15, $10 kids, $50 for a family

Tix: The Weldborough Pub Ph: (03) 6354 2223

Saturday 1 May – 7:00pm

Bicheno – Memorial Hall

Price $15 Adult, $10 Kids, $50 Family

Tix: Bicheno Newsagency – 63 751 181

Friday 7 May – 7:30pm

Deloraine Little Theatre

Price: $15 Adults, $12 Arts Del Members, $10 kids

Tix available from Bohemian Arts 6262 4120

Saturday 8 May – 8:30pm

Launceston – The Polish Hall

+ Jack Storay & Zero Degrees Freedom

All Tickets $20

Tix available from Fresh Café on Charles St or Bloodlust Tattoo’s on Elizabeth St

Wednesday 12th May – 7.30pm
Burnie – Stage Door The Cafe
All tickets $10
Tix available from Stage Door: 64 322 600

Friday 14 May – 9pm

Hobart – The Brisbane Hotel

+ The Stan Show (Comedy) & Excuse Me Your Pants Are On Fire (band)

All Tickets: $10

Door sales only

Saturday 15 May – 7pm

Franklin – Palais Theatre

Ticket Price: Adult $15, Child $10, Family $40

Tix: Franklin Post Office – 62 663 151

Sunday 16 May – 8pm

Cambridge – Barilla Holiday Park

+Local Hoe-Down Band

Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Child, Groups 10% off

Tix: 0431 420 463

(Dinner available before the show)

All tickets are also available through: Bridget Nicklason-King – 0400 320 862 bnicklason_king@yahoo.com.au
Joseph Pickett

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