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Tall Tales on the High Seas: free theatre, dance and circus performance

  • First Ward Park 301 E. 7th Street Charlotte, NC (map)

Tall Tales on the High Seas, a celebratory adventure for children and families of all ages, is the latest work from Australia’s Strange Fruit. This epic tale, performed atop 16 ft. sway poles, follows the Chaplin-esque antics of three eccentric mariners aboard a vessel which morphs from humble beached boat, to a ship on the high seas. This vessel’s levitated crew perform an arsenal of spectacular physical feats in an exploration of the immense capacity of the human spirit, transforming familiar public spaces and highlighting the iconic sway poles that define Australia’s Strange Fruit.

Established in 1994, Australia’s Strange Fruit is a much-celebrated touring company that creates and performs a unique style of performance for audiences worldwide. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company performs atop flexible poles, bending and swaying to impossible angles while combining elements of theatre, dance, and circus. With a repertoire that has a universal appeal and is accessible to all cultures and ages, Australia’s Strange Fruit has been presented in 50 countries at over 450 international festivals. Free Event