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Australia's original all First Nations circus is coming to Gympie

Casus Circus is heading to the Pavilion on Saturday, 7 August at 4pm to perform their show Chasing Smoke.

The Casus Circus crew stomp, dance, flip and weave their message, showcasing a people not defeated by adversity, but instead celebrating survival, modern-day Aboriginality and pride.

The world’s oldest living civilisation is the life force that empowers the stories within Chasing Smoke and to illustrate 65,000 years of old-time ways through now-time circus.

The show has received rave reviews across Australia, including Kate Uren from the Adelaide Advertiser.

“This five-person act from Australia’s only indigenous circus troupe lives up to the hype with its exploration of what it means to be Aboriginal in modern Australia,” said Ms Uren.

“It splices moments of pathos — relaying the performers’ personal reflections of what their Aboriginality means to them — with laugh-out-loud stabs at stereotypes and historic segregation in Australia."

Tickets cost $38 for general admission and $33 for student/concession.

Chasing Smoke by Casus Circus is part of Gympie Regional Council’s RESET program, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

For more information, including the full list of events and how to book, visit www.gympie.qld.gov.au/RESET