Qu’est-ce Que C’est?

Concert or Performance

27 Nov 2018 to 8 Dec 2018

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Qu’est-ce Que C’est? What are they doing here? A comedy slapstick mystery from acclaimed French Director Charlotte Saliou.

Expect the surprising and unexpected as acclaimed international Director, Charlotte Saliou brings characters to life through NICA’s cohort of 19 graduating students. In their final production at NICA, this ensemble will serve up a spectacle of eccentricity, exultation, spontaneity and humour.

Enjoy a delightful display of physical theatre, falls, dance, slapstick and poetic stage imagery mixed with elite circus skills including acrobatics, adagio, aerials, unicycle, roue Cyr and handstands.

This is a classic tale of ‘whodunnit’ with a twist: someone has gone missing and the characters are on a hunt to solve the case. But in true slapstick style, things do not go to plan and comedic mayhem charmingly suspends the need for narrative.

Within the characters of Qu’est-ce Que C’est? you may find a friend, an enemy, someone loved, an icon, a star, a queen, a superman, a fool or a Madonna – the everyman who summons our humanity.


Disabled access available


From AU$23.00

Event Times

27 Nov 2018 to 8 Dec 2018

Once Only Event


NICA National Circus Centre

39-59 Green Street, Prahran, 3181

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