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Photo: Sean Young
Photo: Sean Young

Directors and creators: Scott Maidment & Chelsea McGuffin
Musical Director: Nara Demasson

[1 hr]

at TelstraClear Festival Club, Wellington
From 2 Mar 2012 to 18 Mar 2012

Festival Club, Aotea Square, Auckland
From 6 Mar 2013 to 24 Mar 2013

Fletcher Building Festival Club, Christchurch - Canterbury
From 22 Aug 2013 to 31 Aug 2013

Reviewed by:  Caoilinn HughesJenny StevensonFrances Morton (Metro-Arts-Auckland); Elizabeth O’Connor;

Dripping with vaudeville, acts of unbelievable daring, the shabby-chic of speakeasies, Cantina delivers its audience some truly 'skilled-up and deliciously twisted entertainment' (The Guardian). Six characters, each with a freakish talent to take their bodies to the limit, test the fine line between pleasure and pain, timidity and brashness.

Featuring an outstanding team of circus performers from La CliqueCircus Oz and Circa, backed by haunting melodies from live piano-accordion and ukulele, Cantina hits Auckland after seducing audiences in Edinburgh, Holland, Wellington and Adelaide, and most recently a season in London during the 2012 Olympics.

Cantina is the dark-chocolate of cabaret - it's a little bit naughty, a little bit nice and you'll long for more, every night. Indulge your desires.

# In a nutshell: An intoxicating spectacle of skilful, dangerous and sensual circus.

*Contains male nudity, simulated violence and smoke.

Performers: Chelsea McGuffin (Circa), Mozes (acrobat), David Carberry (Circa), Daniel Catlow (Tom Tom Crew), Alexandra Mizzen (Legs on the Wall) , Trent Arkleysmith (Von Trolley Quartet, Austria)

Co creators: David Carberry, Daniel Catlow, Henna Kaikula and Mozes 

Producer: Penelope Leishman
Company Manager: Josh Sherrin
Original Sound designers: Nara Demasson & David Carberry
Rigger: Simon Mitchell
LX Designer & Operator: Abby Clearwater