Back in its spiritual home of Victoria Square – Tarntanyangga, RCC will excite Adelaide Fringe goers with an open-air festival hub and the debut of two new stages for artists to create and showcase their work, presenting a new era for the popular venue.
One all-inclusive ticket will give punters access to everything within RCC’s curated program for that evening.
“We are excited to be back for Adelaide Fringe 2021,” says Creative Director, Stuart Duckworth.
“These are very different times for RCC and the world of festivals and we have worked relentlessly with our community to create a reimagined program that has something for the young and the young at heart this Fringe.
“Coming back to Victoria Square has special significance for us. We are determined to create an experience that will expand on RCC’s legacy, create new memories and opportunities for South Australian creatives and businesses.
“We’ve created an entirely open-air festival of sensory experiences where everything is included within your ticket, or better yet it’s free before 6pm daily. We are proud of what has been created, and we want this revamped RCC to reach in excess of 100,000 people this Fringe.”
Headlining the 2021 program is “The Stables”, a concept that sees RCC reunite with Adelaide’s own acrobatics and physical theatre company, Gravity & Other Myths.
“The Stables is a stage like no other. A hybrid performance, training and rehearsal space that invites the public to share in the grind and sweat that physical artists of all kinds thrive on,” says Jascha Boyce, Director of Gravity & Other Myths and Artistic Director of RCC.
Created by Gravity & Other Myths, this new concept provides a safe and ever- evolving source of entertainment and connection that morphs as the days, evenings and weeks carry on throughout the festival season.
In a South Australian premiere, one of Australia’s leading physical theatre companies Stalker, will bring their interactive light spectacular “Mountain” to the RCC.
Combining mesmerising aerial theatre with cutting edge performance technology, Mountain explores dependence on technology while re-examining our love affair with the Australian bush.
The centrepiece for 2021 is the inflatable installation “Looped” by internationally acclaimed French artist and Instagram sensation Cyril Lancelin, aka town.and.concrete.
This inflatable work has been exclusively commissioned by RCC and Pulsing Heart and brings an international edge to the Fringe. Lancelin is renowned for his hybrid work made up of sculptures, immersive installations, drawings and virtual experiences that forge links between the physical and the fictional.
Live music – the beating heart of RCC – returns with a new curated stage, “The Cult Records”. A place of discovery for music fans, The Cult Records showcases SA bands and musicians as part of their commitment to support the local music scene.
RCC 2021 will be lighting up Victoria Square every Thursday to Sunday until 21 March.
For further information on this year’s program, line-up and tickets please visit thercc.com.au or keep up to date @thercccult.