Strange Fruit

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Strange Fruit produces and performs a remarkable style of work that fuses theatre, dance and circus, using a unique elevated medium. The work is free to the viewing audience and can be enjoyed regardless of age, language or cultural background. The five-metre high swaypoles create a large-scale visual spectacle that can play to audiences numbering thousands, while the engaging performances make the work personable and accessible.

Originally based on the image of a field of wheat swaying in the breeze, the poles’ extreme strength and flexibility allow the performer to bow to impossible angles, swaying back and forth in a hypnotising dance as the audience looks up in wonder.

With a world-renowned repertoire that celebrates a wide variety of themes and stories, the company has achieved near-cult status in almost every continent across the globe. Performing regularly at festivals, special events and private functions, their sublime, hypnotic beauty is truly remarkable and must be experienced to appreciate its full effect.

With most of the company’s work performed overseas, Strange Fruit has developed tightly synchronised logistics and a team of tour management professionals. At any one time, there can be performances taking place on three different continents. The company’s dedicated group of performers, crew, touring staff, board and management have seen the company go from strength to strength since its inception in 1994.

For technical information and a listing of their repertoire, please download the info pack to the right or visit the Strange Fruit Website.

 

 

 Awards

  • The Premio Del Publico Award Valladolid, Spain in 2003
  • The Silver Trophy at the Daidogei World Cup, Japan. 1999 & 2000
  • The National Myer Performing Arts Award 1999
  • The Governor of Victoria Export Award (Arts & Entertainment) 2006.

 Tour History

  • New Years Eve, Perth - 2016
  • Diwali Festival, Melbourne - 2015
  • Madonna Rebel Heart Tour, 2015-16
  • World Expo Milano, Italy - 2015
  • Mad Max Hollywood Premiere, USA - 2015
  • Virginia Arts Festival, USA - 2015
  • Bogota Christmas Festival, Colombia - 2014
  • Sziget Festival, Hungary - 2014
  • Rio Carnival, Brazil - 2014
  • Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia - 2014
  • Monterrey Festival, Mexico - 2013
  • Melbourne Docklands Winter Fireworks, Australia - 2013
  • Dollywood Festival of National, USA - 2013
  • Santiago A Mil Festival, Chile - 2013
  • Brisbane Festival, Australia - 2013
  • Paralympic Opening Ceremony, United Kingdom - 2012
  • World Deaf Games Opening Ceremony, Australia - 2012
  • Melbourne Luna Park 100th Birthday, Australia - 2012
  • Bright People Festival, Russia - 2012
  • Expo Yeosu, Korea - 2012
  • Diwali Indian Festival of Lights, Australia - 2011
  • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore - 2011
  • IPL Cricket Launch, India - 2011
  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Australia - 2011
  • Love Stockholm, Sweden - 2010
  • Creamfields Festival, United Arab Emirates - 2010
  • Swedish Royal Wedding Celebrations, Sweden - 2010
  • Grand Prix Singapore - 2009
  • Anniversary of St Petersburg Celebration, Russia - 2009
  • St Patrick's Festival, Ireland - 2009
  • Eye of Malaysia International Arts Festival, Malaysia - 2008
  • Sydney Opera House, Australia - 2008
  • Harry Potter Launch, Australia - 2007
  • Continental Drifts, United Kingdom - 2007
  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival, USA - 2007
  • Gulf Cup Tournament, United Arab Emirates - 2007
  • Commonwealth Games, Australia - 2006
  • Greenwich & Docklands Festival, United Kingdom - 2006
  • Melbourne Cup, Australia - 2006
  • Malta International Theatre Festival, Poland - 2005
  • A Day On The Green, Australia - 2005
  • Festival Internacional, Brazil - 2004
  • Woodford Folk Festival, Australia - 2004
  • Ruby World Cup Opening, Australia - 2003
  • Cavalcade of Lights, Canada - 2003
  • Szgiet Festival, Hungary - 2003
  • Tollwood Festival, Germany - 2003
  • Internationales Festival für Strassen und Puppentheater, Austria - 2002
  • Toronto Jazz Festival, Canada - 2002
  • Shanghai International Festival, China - 2001
  • Vancouver Comedy Festival, Canada - 2001
  • Earthcore, Australia - 2001
  • Moomba, Australia - 2001
  • Sydney Olympics, Australia - 2000
  • Juste Pour Rire, Canada - 2000
  • WOW Whitely Bay, United Kingdom - 1999
  • WOMADelaide, Australia - 1999
  • Wolfsburg Festival, Germany - 1999
  • Pukkelpop, Belgium - 1999
  • Marburg Festival, Germany - 1999
  • Festival De Spiegeltent, Netherlands - 1999
  • Daidogei World Cup, Japan - 1999
  • Marburg Festival, Germany - 1998
  • Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, Colombia - 1998
  • World Expo '98, Portugal - 1998
  • Singapore Festival of the Arts Fringe, Singapore - 1998
  • Southgate Christmas and New Year Melbourne, Australia - 1998
  • Cardiff Summer Festival, United Kingdom - 1997
  • Blazing Summer on Southbank, United Kingdom - 1997
  • Stockholm Water Festival, Sweden - 1997
  • Festival Equinoxe 97, New Caledonia - 1997
  • Hogmanay Festival, Scotland - 1997
  • Lowlands Rock Festival, Netherlands - 1997
  • Newcastle Bicentenary and Darling Harbour Australia Day Celebrations, Australia - 1997
  • New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, New Zealand - 1996
  • Velserbeek Festival, Netherlands - 1996
  • 4th Europees Straattheater Festival, Belgium - 1996
  • Stockton Riverside International Festival, United Kingdom - 1996
  • The Great Outdoors Festival, United Kingdom - 1996
  • Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia - 1996
  • Melbourne International Festival, Australia - 1994 [Company Premiere]
 
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