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In the Arms of Morpheus

By ARC Circus


In The Arms of Morpheus is a bold new solo show featuring acrobatic maverick and artistic director Robbie Curtis.

Not just a character in the Matrix, Morpheus is the Greek God of dreams and the saying, In The Arms of Morpheus, is about being cradled asleep.

Looking at some big themes including isolation, Trumpism, power, corruption and truth, the ideas behind In The Arms of Morpheus have been heavily influenced by recent world events, including American and Australian politics, COVID, authoritarian regimes and coup attempts.

Combining dynamic and high energy acrobatics, dance, magic, and comedy, ARC Circus share a story of one person’s experience with isolation and loneliness.

ARC Circus is led by Robbie Curtis and Liz McRae. Lizzie is a musician, juggler, clown, arts manager and executive director. Robbie is an acrobat, dancer, choreographer  who has toured the world with companies such as  Cirque du Soleil, Circus Oz, and Circa.

Both Robbie and Lizzie previously participated the initial creative development of In The Arms of Morpheus here at HOTA – read more about the project here, and come on the next step with these incredible performers before it gets swept away on tours across the country and world wide.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Cluster Arts as part of UNDERGROUND

Curate Your Own Festival

Going to see In The Arms of Morpheus? Your first UNDERGROUND ticket is $20 and all additional events that evening are $10 each when booked in the same transaction.

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Eat & Drink


In between moments of dis/comfort, inspiration, and great art, take a seat at the UNDERGROUND Pop-Up Bar, located in HOTA Central. Here you can put your feet up and enjoy a glass or two of your favourite tipple or craft beer, while catching up with friends, swapping favourite moments, mingling with artists, and unpacking big ideas our artists present you with throughout the evening.

For another option to delight your senses – book in and enjoy dinner at Palette Restaurant or treat yourself to cocktails and flirt with rooftop views at The Exhibitionist Bar, open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

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