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Invisible Things

Presented by Alex Mizzen and Vulcana Women's Circus in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

A woman confined by a 3x3m transparent box wrestles with the unspoken and the unseen: the voice in her head, her identity & her darkness. She uncovers and dissolves her invisible things.

Derived from a secret and silent conversation kept through 17 years of personal journals this show begs the question: can we ever truly know another’s internal world?

Circus and dance theatre converge to shine a light on the insidious nature of invisible things. Their effects are revealed and the voice in your head is cast as the lead player. This is not a seated performance: there is no sitting back as this performance asks… “tell me, have you met your invisible things?”

Make the invisible, visible.

WINNER Twice Top Reviewers Pick – Anywhere Theatre Festival, 2018
WINNER Pick of the Festival – Anywhere Theatre Festival, 2018

Part of Wonderland Festival 2018. 


From first view, Alex completely immersed me into her world and didn’t let me go until the final applause when I could finally take a breath.

Adam Wood Nothing ever happens in Brisbane

A truly impactful work.

Elise Lawrence Anywhere Theatre Festival

Spell-binding...an awe-inspiring display of strength and control.

London Dance

Mizzen matches brilliant strength and control with a more rare grace...

The Courier Mail

More Info

Creator/Performer: Alex Mizzen
Collaborating Artist/Technical Design: Michael Maggs
Sound Design: Anna Whitaker
Dramaturgy: Kristian Santic

About Alex Mizzen:
Alex is a dedicated Brisbane artist creating honest work and authentic performance about real things.

With grounding in classical ballet, contemporary dance and circus, Alex’s career to date has continually crossed the borders between dance, theatre & circus.

She has worked with many Australian and International companies as a performer and creator, including: Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Legs on the Wall, Company 2, La Soiree and CIRCA Contemporary Circus.

Alex’s work is heavily influenced by this rich movement background & so ensues a particular style that has been recognized across a range of platforms since 2010. This was acknowledged in 2015 when Alex was awarded a grant from Arts Queensland for the project, Small Steps.

A project developed to allow Alex to further research her unique intersection of dance, theatre and circus.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
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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.

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