By A Thread

Next date: Thursday, 20 July 2023 | 07:30 PM to 08:20 PM

FAC Season 2023: By a Thread

Seven acrobats and 30 metres of rope... By A Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best circus artists.

★★★★★ "This is a work of art - if I could give it six stars, I would" - The Advertiser

Event Description

An ensemble circus creation featuring seven acrobats and 30 metres of rope, By A Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best circus artists.

Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a mesmerising negotiation of cause and effect. 

By a Thread weaves acrobatics and intricate choreography through moments of confusion, hilarity, romance, playfulness, fear and friendship, uncovering the threads of connection present in all relationships. 

More than mere bodies in space, By a Thread is an exploration of tensions physical, emotional and relational.

"An intricate and mesmerising piece of art" - ArtsHub


Presented by Frankston Arts Centre and One Fell Swoop Circus as part of the 2023 FAC Season

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Thanks to our 2023 Season Partners:

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Wine + Cheese Graze (Post Show)

Post Show Wine + Cheese Graze


We are excited to offer a Post-Show Dining Experience for you to enjoy after this performance.


Book in for our Wine + Cheese Graze after the show in the Peninsula Lounge Bar. You will enjoy a glass premium wine, boutique beer or soft drink on arrival accompanied by a luxurious grazing table of local cheeses, dried fruits and pastes, served with our specialty breads and crackers.


This is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with family, friends, FAC staff and other audience members for an hour after the show.


We look forward to announcing a special post-show guest for a Q&A at this Wine + Cheese Graze event.


Member $30

Full $35 


Information for Schools

Detailed Warnings for Teachers

None, all ages.

Subject Links


Featuring seven acrobats and 30 metres of rope, By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best circus artists.

Information for Educators

By A Thread is a great introduction to contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre.

Students can:

ENJOY leading young Australian Circus artists perform creative and dynamic repertoire, which has been devised from inspiration around “cause and effect”.

ENGAGE in conversations around the use of the body to convey story, emotion and mood.

RESPOND to the ideas around the idea of “cause and effect” and the greater implications of this in our everyday lives. Students can explore situations in their lives and worlds, which parallel with this concept.

Extension Opportunities

An Education Resource Kit is available for this performance.

Dance Moves bundle of 3 shows (save $35)

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Experience the joy and awe of incredible dance performances at Frankston Arts Centre in 2023 with our Dance Moves bundle of three shows.

You can get a ticket to each of the below shows for only $156 in total with a BONUS wine, beer or soft drink voucher thrown in for fun.

By booking this bundle of the three wonderful shows at once, you will save $35 off the full ticket prices.

Silence – Friday 5 May, 7.30pm

Sydney Dance Company: ab [intra] – Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm

By A Thread – Thursday 20 July, 7.30pm

BONUS wine, beer or soft drink voucher to enjoy at one of the shows!

Book this special Dance Moves bundle of shows via the button below or call Box Office on 03 9784 1060.




  • Thursday, 20 July 2023 | 07:30 PM - 08:20 PM

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