SeedArts presents The Xrossing a spectacular highwire tribute to Con Colleano, a Gamilaroi man born in Lismore in 1899 who became the greatest tightwire artist of all time. Known as the ‘Wizard of the Wire’ his grace, style and achievements have never been paralleled and his story is little-known.
The performance is co-directed by Kirk Page and Simone O’Brien and features 5 celebrated tightwire walkers, including Wiradjuri wire walker and circus artist Dylan Singh, in performances on highwires stretching 60 metres across Lismore Quad, a public open-air space in the heart of Lismore. The Xrossing also includes performances by ‘community walkers’ on lower wires who will have taken part in a series of free ‘Wizards of the Wire’ tightwire workshops in the lead up to the show.
The Xrossing premieres during NAIDOC week with free daytime performances, 1pm – 6pm on Sat 8 and Sun 9 July at Lismore Quad. The event includes live music by local musicians, the Northern Rivers Youth Jazz orchestra, the Northern Rivers Community Healing Hub and local vendors serving up delicious food.
This is an all ages event so bring your family, friends and a picnic blanket and experience this breathtaking magic! Food trucks on site and an elders space will be provided on July 8.
To register for the free ‘Wizards of the Wire’ tightwire workshops, July 1 – 4 and the opportunity to participate in The Xrossing, (rehearsals July 6 & 7 with performances July 8 & 9) visit www.seedartsy.com.au/workshops