L’entreprise du Risque
9, 10 and 11 September 2020
Tickets: $25 – $35
Running time: 45 minutes, no interval
Suitable for ages 8 years +
The world is a very risky place.
Every day, we risk heartbreak, loss and disappointment. With shifting climates, shaky economics and disease, these risks have become more amplified and complex. As Belco Arts opens a new multipurpose theatre, we are diving headfirst into the business of risk.
We’re bringing aerial expert Bernard Bru, renowned costume designer Olga Dumova, and world-class circus performers Adam Read and Jake Silvestro together with emerging artists from Canberra’s own Warehouse Circus to create original works that explore risk, danger and fragility.
An eclectic mix of acrobatics, clowning and unexpected surprises, L’enterprise du Risque explores dangerous themes in a thrilling experience that places the audience (safely) in a world where performers push the boundaries. Experience the inaugural performance in the brand new Belco Arts Theatre, and a circus extravaganza like no other – we dare you.
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
to weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
to expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams
before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
to hope is to risk despair,
to try is to risk to failure.
But risks must be taken because
the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing,
has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave
who has forfeited all freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
– author unknown
Presented by the Where You Are Festival with the support of the ACT Government.
Due to social distancing and venue capacity requirements, seat selection is not available for this performance, and the minimum number of tickets available for purchase is two (2). By purchasing tickets to this event, you acknowledge that you will be assigned to the best seating available.