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The Bluebird Mechanicals
Circus & Dance Music Theatre

The Bluebird Mechanicals


Date & Time

September 07 2017 ‐ September 16 2017 , 7:30–8:30 pm
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Location

Metro Arts
109 Edward Street, Brisbane City

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The Bluebird Mechanicals

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Tickets

General Admission $35, Concession $28 available through Metro Arts



The Bluebird Mechanicals is a strange, intense and wonderful contemporary solo performance work inspired by the aftermath of Chekhov’s The Seagull and the Hindenburg disaster, about feeling coming back in when you are stuck, have failed and are witness to the destruction of the natural world, unmoved. Something we all have in common right now, in a way.

It attempts to bring the historical into the frame of this contemporary moment. If Donald Trump can even exist, then maybe we are on a cusp, much like 1937, when the Hindenburg burst into flames and sent the world careening towards disaster.

Caught behind glass, a couple makes small talk even though one of them is dead, shot himself in the head. Until one of them wakes up, running through the woods, guided by an owl, haunted by one.

A Russian woman has something to say, she can see the future in the past and wants to tell you what it’s all about.

The Hindenburg careens towards disaster. A tap dancer dances so frantic her feet hurt.

We’re all in this together. Sing a song! Dance along!




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