Enigma: Leonardo’s Realm

Enigma brings to life the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, merging circus aerials, manipulations and acrobatics in an innovative evening of contemporary Australian performance.

CircaSEA, presented by act- belong- commit, have conceptualized a visual extravaganza of circus performance and narrative that links art, innovation and science as seen through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci.

Enigma: Leonardo’s Realm pushes the boundaries of circus in a way previously unrealized by CircaSEA’s talented youth performers. CircaSEA have really taken things to the next level. Audiences will be astounded by this highly conceptualized and dynamic performance. Enigma has challenged us to take risks physically and in terms of the work being created. Da Vinci’s rich and diverse body of work, including his art, inventions, observations in nature and experiments in early mechanics and flight, have provided an abundance of inspiration from which to devise performance.

Devised by CircaSEA in collaboration with SEA lead circus artist Beth O’Neill and internationally renowned circus artist Chris Mayhew, Enigma: Leonardo’s Realm, promises to be both visually exciting and a uniquely insightful exploration of da Vinci’s incredible talent.  Based largely on his sketches and diaries, this highly choreographed performance is a feast of exhilarating aerial and ground performance with acrobatic machines, pitching, Chinese pole, object manipulations and several aerial apparatus including double trapeze, aerial cubes, silk and hammock, cloud swing alongside stunning projections of da Vinci’s work; allowing the audience to be fully immersed in da Vinci’s powerful vision.

With six performances over four spectacular days at the Southern Edge Arts Performance Space on Sandford Road, Albany, Enigma promises to be a jaw dropping visual feast for all ages.

Thursday 20th November, 12.30pm & 6pm
Friday 21st November, 12.30pm & 6pm
Saturday 22nd November, 4pm
Sunday 23rd November, 4pm



Topsy Turvey

As a curtain raiser for Enigma; Da Vinci’s Realm, the youngest circus performers of Southern Edge Arts performed a short showcase entitled Topsy Turvey.

Saturday and Sunday audiences were delighted by two different performance featuring beginners through to advanced circus groups, on the ground and in the air!

Saturday & Sunday 4pm
 22nd – 23rd November