A captivating solo physical theatre performance created by Australian multidisciplinary artist Jake Silvestro, December marks our history and honours those affected by 2020’s Black Summer.

Combining visual art and circus on a powerful scale, December presents a fictional future that is fast becoming our realistic present. Exploring themes of loss and isolation, and the consequences of Australia’s bushfires, Silvestro creates hope amid a scene of ash and rubble. Speaking to the resilience of a country hit hard during the ongoing climate crisis, this enthralling new work prompts reflection on our actions and hopes for an uncertain future. 

Jake Silvestro is not your usual fine art graduate (with a major in drawing from the ANU), he has spent the last decade working for the biggest names in Australian Circus (Circus OZ, CIRCA, Casus, Company 2 and more). His acrobatic endeavours have taken him from Bogota to Berlin and now in 2020 he is back in Australia with his first solo work. Diving back into his independent practice, Jake is working to bring a new style of circus to Australian stages that prioritises sincerity, honesty and narrative exploration. 

December is presented as part of Borderville Circus Festival’s Under Construction program of new works from some of Australia’s finest independent circus artists.

December has been supported by the ACT state government through ArtsACT, CAPO with additional support from Ainslie Gorman, Warehouse Circus and Flying Fruit Fly Circus.


Friday 11 December, 8.30pm

Running Time: Approx 50min


Flying Fruit Fly Circus
605 Hovell St, South Albury


All tickets $10

Companion Card accepted

Please note: This show includes themes of loss and isolation, and the consequences of Australia’s bushfires.

Important Information

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is a registered Covid-Safe business with the NSW Government. This event will be delivered within strict Covid-safe guidelines.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any access requirements, please get in touch with us on 02 6043 0777 in advance, and we will do our best to support your attendance.

Tickets will not be sold on site. They must be booked online in advance. Ticket bookings will close by 4pm on each performance day.

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