Two performers, one covered in white body paint, in front of bare trees

Common Dissonance at The Drum Theatre

Two performers, one covered in white body paint, in front of bare trees

Award-winning circus company Na Djinang Circus presents Common Dissonance at the Drum Theatre on Saturday 27 May from 5pm. 
Directed by company founder and Waka Waka man Harley Mann, Common Dissonance is a contemporary circus production with a Greenroom Award nominated season at The Melba Spiegeltent and award-winning season at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe.

In a 21st century world where it is common to believe in both spirituality and science – how can we navigate the complex dialogues that consume contemporary culture?

Common Dissonance is an urgent contemporary circus work that creates a physical dialogue between different voices of reason. Featuring two contemporary circus performers with shared and distinctly individual experiences, it seeks balance, community, exchange, unity and diversity.

Mann is performing alongside contemporary dancer and circus performer Isabelle Champagne-Chittick, using their distinctly contradictory upbringing as inspiration for the work. 

Na Djinang Circus creates work that utilises the next generation's social and political attitudes and tell stories that challenge our own perceived ideas about contemporary Australian society. Exploring human characteristics from an indigenous perspective, using the body to demonstrate complex human experiences of trust, connection, vulnerability and joy. 

When:             Saturday 27 May

Time:              5pm (55 mins, no interval)

                       10am (2.5 hours), free workshop incorporating storytelling and culture with circus arts, 5pm show is discounted for workshop attendees, must register  

Tickets:          $15 - $18 tickets, recommended for 12 years+

This project is supported by Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria.

To book tickets and to register for the workshop phone The Drum Box Office, Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm, on 8571 1666 or email