Knee Deep


Brought to you by Wonderland Under the Stars and the North Australian Festival of Arts

Casus brings humanity into circus through a breathtaking and fragile display of skills. Through bold, quirky and captivating performance the four members of Casus (Shannon Vitali, Mayu Muto, Natano Fa'anana and Harley McLeish) bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into this innovative work, having previously performed extensively in Australia and around the world with C!RCA, Legs on the Wall, Polytoxic, and Briefs Collective.

Formed mid 2011, Casus present their premier work Knee Deep. Four performers explore the boundaries of strength and tenderness. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, probing the limits of both physicality and feeling. Casus Circus’ premier work Knee Deep is an international sensation. Performed in over 15 countries in 2015 alone, Knee Deep won international accolades including Best Circus & Physical Theatre 2016 Adelaide Fringe and Best Circus & Physical Theatre Avignon 2015.

Acrobats fill the stage with momentum and stillness, with strength and fragility, and overwhelm audiences with breathless emotion that often leads to a silent theatre throughout the performance– followed by a standing ovation at the end. Casus is now recognised as a leader in contemporary circus on the international stage. Off stage, Casus actively work to maintain their human connections through community engagement, education, and collaboration alongside their performance works.

"Knee Deep is nothing sort of brilliant" Jon Adams - Scenestr

“This is a show in which every second counts" Lyn Gardner - The Guardian

This is a 60 minute performance.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a seated event. Please book for your group in one transaction. We cannot guarantee patrons will be seated together if not booked in the same transaction.

Enjoy the ‘Live & Local’ sessions before and after the show with performances from local musicians. You must display your show ticket to enter these sessions.

Registration is required for all events / shows as capacities are limited and contact tracing is required under our COVID Safe plan. Please be aware you will be required to provide contact details and answer screening questions at all sites even if admission is free. Council appreciates your cooperation in abiding by all COVID-19 restrictions and requirements on our NAFA sites and within the community.