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As If No-one Is Watching

Presented by Vulcana Women’s Circus and WaW Dance in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

As If No-one Is Watching is part installation and part exuberant performance that invites you to listen in to women’s inner voices; to what these women keep silent about.

Then follow them as they unleash their voices and their actions, to take up space and push against barriers.

Using the spectacle of circus, and the rhythm of dance, generations of women share intimacies from the private realm of secrets and desires and make public their expectations, frustrations and triumphs.

This installation is augmented by your smart phone and your headphones. Smart phones and headphones will be supplied if necessary.


…a work of art that is strong, moody and full of modern-life commentary

Inertia 2016, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

I was brimming with wonder through the entire piece…

Monsteria 2017, Merlynn Tong

More Info

Director – Celia White
Assistant director – Wendy McPhee
Sound designer – Anna Whitaker
Lighting designer  – Christine Felmingham
Vocalist – Velvet Pesu
Digital designer – Line 26
Costume designer – Kaylee Gannaway
Videographer – Paris Owen
Circus Rigger – Helen Clifford
Lighting Designer - TBC
Prodcution Manager – Elyse Fitzpatrick

Angela Willock
Anni Webster
Beverley Giles
Brittany Brown
Eunice Poon
Georgia Bale
Janice Addison
Judy Mcsporran
Kati Murphy
Nadia Jade
Natalie Lazaroo
Nereda Dennington
Racheal Missingham
Rindi Harradine
Sabrina Talbot
Sally Walker
Shone McKenzie
Trang Ho
Vanessa Thomas
Vivianne Tolliday

Vulcana Women’s Circus creates bold, intricate, and meaningful contemporary circus. They use circus and movement to express ideas of transformation and risk, and to promote positive images of women, trans and non-binary genders. They constantly question their representations of women in this form - the range of bodies, experiences, skills and relationships we are witnessing and producing. Vulcana creates opportunities for performers to respond to contemporary ideas and personal reflections. Performances are renowned for being celebrations of the performers’ experience, cultural exchanges between artists and participants, multifaceted collaborations, and the innovative use of circus and theatre.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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