Final-year students from the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) will collaborate with performers and trainers from China’s acclaimed Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe to create a contemporary circus production in April, titled Beautifully Imperfect.

The collaboration brings together elements of NICA’s history for the celebration of its 10th anniversary. NICA’s head of circus, Lu Guang Rong, first arrived in Australia as an artist with the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe as part of the first cultural exchange between Chinese and Australian circus artists in 1983. He joined NICA full-time in 2000.

info: Beautifully Imperfect will be at NICA’s National Circus Centre in Prahran from from April 13-20. Book at

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