Casus Creations is the brainchild of Jesse Scott, Lachlan McAulay and Natano Fa’anana.
Our Creations are a reflection of who we are, directors of performance art, and our eclectic voices and visions are informed by the creative stories that surround us.
We proudly sit amongst the world renowned circus community of which Meanjin (Brisbane) is known for.
Formerly tethered to the genre of contemporary circus, Casus Creations now lends itself to multiple disciplines ensuring more voices, other forms of storytelling, new experiences and greater spectacles.
Casus Creations aspires to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible and extends our family of acrobats to other cultures, dancers, poets, puppeteers, musicians and theatre makers.
Maintaining its commitment to being a frontrunner on the international stages, Casus has performed to over half a million audiences touring 25 countries, achieving 66 awards and our casts are as intimate as 2 and as monumental as 87.
Our genre is no genre.
We are diverse by nature not by obligation.
Our performances are a platform to those of us who creatively dare to challenge the norm and showcase the intriguing, the amazing, the often unseen and unheard.
CO - FOUNDERS
Jesse can't remember a home that didn't have a trapeze hanging in the backyard, but can remember plenty of bath times in the sinks of circus caravans as a baby.
Jesse spent 11 years training and touring under the watchful eye of some of the world's greatest circus trainers at The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Australia's premier Youth Circus.He went on to work with companies including Legs on the Wall, A4 Circus Ensemble, CandyStripe Circus and The Australian Opera, before becoming a full time ensemble member with Circa, one of Australia's leading contemporary Circus Companies. Jesse was an integral part in the creation of several successful Circa shows and spent three years touring internationally with Circa, performing at some of the world's most prestigious venues. When he is not performing or training Jesse is involved in teaching and directing, passing on his love of circus to people of all ages.
Natano Fa'anana's unique style of performance draws inspiration from his Samoan roots, fused with acrobatics, aerials and dance.
He has achieved international recognition through his work with with the award winning Polytoxic Theatre Company, as Co-creator and Performer in Briefs: All Male Review, and in his current role as Co-founder, Creative Director and Company Member of Casus. Natano was in his thirties when he first pursued a career in performance. His choice to learn from individuals rather than through schools or institutions gave him the freedom to blend different styles of performance, movement and culture. This fluidly of style is evident in all his performance, directing and teaching work.
Lachlan Mcaulay lives, breaths, sleeps and dreams circus and performance. At 13, a time when most young people still have no idea what they want to do with their lives, Lachlan joined joined The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Australia's leading youth circus, and immersed himself in every aspect of circus training. His dedication and talent for ground, aerial and ensemble work soon caught the eyes of his trainers. He spent his teenage years combining circus training with touring and performing throughout Australia and the world, an education he describes as “unique, exhilarating and very, very inspirational.”
After graduation he kept pursuing his passion–first as a freelance performer and circus trainer, and then as a valuable member with Circa, one of Australia’s leading contemporary circuses. Lachlan's passion for circus doesn't stop at performing. Off stage he is a highly skilled rigger, a ropes technician and prop maker.
Casus Creations is Produced by Cluster Arts