HEAVEN CAN WAIT. THIS IS ONE HELL OF A PARTY!
Welcome to an exotic illogical world, where peculiar characters wait on the edge of false awakening. A with the whisper of spirits and domination, illusion, suspension; LIMBO is boundless. An intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics, LIMBO continues to seduce audiences worldwide with a celebration of otherworldly proportions.
Directed by Scott Maidment, and presented in the magnificent 1920s inspired Spiegeltent, LIMBO whisks audiences into a sinister netherworld of gut-churning contortion, breath-taking acrobatics and jaw-dropping stunts. Music is a dominating force of the production, with New York’s Sxip Shirey composing exclusive music for the show with his ecstatic melodies, irreverent electric-acoustic noise and playful, sexy beats. Sxip is accompanied by exceptional musicians Mick Stuart and Eamon McNelis.
A New York City native, Heather started her career as a high school intern at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. As a teenager, she held the title of being the Youngest Female Sword Swallower in the world. She has toured nationally and internationally with the Brothers Grim Sideshow in 2007 and 2008, and with the Pretty Things Peepshow since 2009. She debuted her latest show, The Curious Couple From Coney, with partner Donny Vomit at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is also featured on the label of Sword Swallower beer by Coney Island Lager. This vintage beauty has been seen eating and breathing fire and swallowing swords in music videos for 50 Cent and Rick Ross, television shows around the world, and she hosted the MTV Iggy show on MTV.
Mick Stuart is a self-taught artist who began playing in bands and as a solo performer from the age of 12. He explored a range of instruments including the drums, bass, guitar and saxophone, and in 2009, he designed and built his own instrument, the Polymba. Mick has performed in many bands, including Eddie Perfect & The Renovators, Sunchasers, Chris Gudu Zimbabwean band, Rumpunch, and more recently with Green Man Theory. Mick featured in the multi Helpmann award winning Keating! The Musical for 2 years as lead guitarist and saxophonist as well as the part of Cheryl Kernot. He also performed as the bass player in Eddie Perfect’s musical Misanthropology for its entire run throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Arystan Danik Abishev began performing in the circus at the age of 4, among the acclaimed artists of the Soviet Union’s state circuses at the height of their international recognition and exposure. After an award-winning tour of China and receiving the titles of Honoured Artists of Russia, Danik and his family moved to Australia, and Danik toured the country extensively as part of the influential Circus Royale. His revolutionary hand-balancing routines have been sought out by circus and non-circus productions alike, performing with hip-hop’s Tom Tom Crew in the Middle East and South America and earning him a position among the finalists in 2009’s Australia’s Got Talent.
Hilton is a regular dancer for Timomatic – performing at live and televised events both nationally and internationally including concerts with Janet Jackson, Salt-N-Pepa, David Guetta and Flo Rider and the El Evento 40 Radio Festival in Mexico. Hilton’s professional career began early when he appeared on television in All Saints, the telemovie The Potato Factory and in the musicals Show Boat and Oliver! Recent theatre credits include the Australian tour of West Side Story. Hilton appeared on the premiere series of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Other television credits include Farscape and performances on Australia’s Next Top Model, MTV Video Music Awards and The Helpmann Awards. Hilton has worked with many of Australia’s leading choreographers with stage credits including Le Grand Cirque, Dolly Teen Choice Awards, Dream Ball, Billabong- Girls Get Out There Tour and Yeosu Expo. He has appeared at live and televised events as a regular dancer with Natalie Bassingthwaighte and in her music video, Alive.
Originally from France, Aurélien Oudot took up circus skills and acrobatics as a hobby at the age of 12, performing with Urban Circus. Upon graduating from high school, Aurélien decided to pursue a career in circus, and began performing with a number of different companies such as Cirque Nomade. In 2011, he then auditioned successfully for the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Brussels, Belgium, and spent three years of intense training specialising in acrodance, balance and contortion. In addition to performing with LIMBO, Aurélien is also in the process of creating his own company ‘Back Pocket’.
Elyas is an art rock composer, musician, and performer. A powerhouse on stage, with a talent for “taking the spiritual and making it gleefully profane”, Khan draws influences from his UK-Indian/Pakistani heritage and his creative upbringing in the NYC art, theatre, film and music scenes to form a musical style that reflects his own cross- global cultural identity. Performing both solo, and with his bands Nervous Cabaret, and Gentlemen & Assassins, Elyas has shared stages with Amanda Palmer, Animal Collective, Coco Rosie, Anthony & The Johnsons, Sonic Youth, Nouvelle Vague, 17 Hippies, Tarif de Haidouks, Alain Bashung, Jamie Lidell, and many others, while touring the US and Europe including major festivals.
Evelyne specialised in aerial hoop at the National Circus School of Montreal. She had the privilege of working with renowned swiss director Daniele Finzi Pasca performing in operas Pagliacci and L’Amour de Loin and with Cirque du Soleil where she was an original cast member of Corteo. She was also an original cast member of Cirque Éloize and Compagnia Finzi Pasca’s production Nebbia. Evelyne is accomplished at aerial chains, chandeliers, “étoile”, boleadoras, Spanish web, trapeze, tango and the piano accordion.
Mikael graduated from school in Avignon, in the South of France, with a major in literature and art. After a year of preparation he auditioned for ESAC – the college of circus arts in Belgium. He was accepted and learned to master the Chinese Pole as well as acrobatics, dance and theatre during his three years there. Since leaving, Mikael has travelled the world with circus companies including Circle of Eleven and Cirque Du Soleil. Throughout his travels he has also taught himself to sing and beat box and play guitar and saxophone.
Eamon began playing the trumpet, and playing jazz at the age of eight. Eamon has recorded on albums released by artists such as Amanda Palmer, Tripod, Jen Cloher, The Wagons, Zulya Kamalova, The Band Who Knew Too Much, Scott Edgar and The Universe, City City City, My Disco, TZU and Julie O’Hara, as well as many more. In 2003 Eamon was the youngest finalist in Australia’s most prestigious jazz competition, The Wangarratta Jazz Awards and in 2010 Eamon won the Wangarratta Jazz Award for Brass In 2006 Eamon toured Scandinavia with The Band Who Knew Too Much, where his original composition “Princess Mary” won many fans among the Danish locals. Also while in Denmark he won the ‘Jazz Pris’ at the Femoe Jazz Festival. Eamon has toured Iceland with The Hoodangers, Russia with and Zulya Kamalova, and Germany, Ireland Italy and Switzerland with Irish band Grada. Eamon has also completed dozens of Australian tours with numerous groups, most notably, the award winning and internationally acclaimed; Flap!
An Irresistible cocktail of circus skills, live music and sexy humour.