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"Hooper's aerial straps routine is frantic, astonishingly quick and impossibly dexterous. 
To watch it is destroying.

Rebekah Ellerby, A Younger Theatre 

Photographs by Jessica Connell

Be Subservient to My Ambition 
Work in development

Exploring a pursuit of freedom through the ambition to ascend, this work is an intimate, live art project, merging circus and performance art to create a contemporary, durational straps installation for gallery performance contexts.


Be Subservient to My Ambition proffers the body to complex binds, suspended positions and disfigured torsions in a resilient application of effort and endurance, it’s placement in gallery spaces encourages audiences to examine and approach the artist in action- offering a rare proximity to circus and a powerful perception of the tangible efforts of the body.  


Be Subservient to my Ambition is currently in development for a distilled and intimate audience experience in gallery or museum contexts with potential of adaptation for theatre or public space. 

  • Currently in development. 


Lead Artist- Bridie Hooper

Directorial Eye- Susie Dee

Composer- Kelly Ryall

Producer- Tom Pritchard

Be Subservient to My Ambition  is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.  We are grateful to have received additional support from Women's Circus, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) and Circus Oz.

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