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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
  • Mon 9 Apr 2018

    Wed 11 Apr 2018
  • Roundabout Stage, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Physical Theatre Circus

Mallakhambindia | Mallakhambindia with Ben Knapton (IND)

Behold the incredible acrobatic feats of an ancient sporting art form that is rarely seen outside India.

Fuelled by centuries of history, Mallakhamb is a mix of wrestling, gymnastics and aerial yoga. Practitioners use a large, wooden, vertical pole to eloquently perform feats of astounding physical artistry. In this specially made show, five of India's best Mallakhamb artists push their bodies to the edge of possibility in search of a deeper connection to the past and present.

"There is a sense that history and culture is alive through this ancient sporting art form." The Age.

"The control and precision are breathtaking." Daily Review.

If you are interested in this show and would love to give the moves a go, register now also for a free workshop on during Festival 2018.

About the creators:
Mallakhambindia are based in Mumbai and are at the frontier of the resurgence of the ancient Indian sport of Mallakhamb. This specially made show is directed by Australian artist Benjamin Knapton and sound-tracked live by Mumbai-based musician Donn Bhatt.

Mon 9 Apr 2018 — Wed 11 Apr 2018
Mon 9 Apr, 03:00pm - 03:30pm
Mon 9 Apr, 05:00pm - 05:30pm
Tue 10 Apr, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tue 10 Apr, 01:00pm - 01:30pm
Wed 11 Apr, 07:30pm - 08:00pm
Wed 11 Apr, 09:00pm - 09:30pm
Roundabout Stage, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.029351002849, 153.43120140955

Surf Parade and Victoria Ave
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.


Benjamin Knapton, Director
Donn Bhatt, Musician and Sound Designer

MallakhambIndia Artists:
Rajesh Amrale
Rajesh Mudaki
Akshay Taral
Preetesh Games
Gerard Quadras

Presenting partner of Broadbeach