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CAPTAIN RUIN STARS IN CIRCUS OZ'S MODEL CITIZENS

AUG - SEPT 2018 - REGIONAL TOURING IN TASMANIA, NSW, CANBERRA

NOV 2018 - JAN 2019 - MADRID (SPAIN), MUNICH (GERMANY)

 

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CAPTAIN RUIN
aka MITCH JONES

Captain Ruin is a punk rock daredevil who specialises in death defying escapes, pain proof sideshow stunts, knife-throwing, dynamic event hosting and the acrobatic circus arts. Born with a silver tongue and a golden smile, his outrageous antics will make sure your night is one to remember! Known as "Australia's Harry Houdini", he likes fast music, fast motorcycles and bad ideas! 


 

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Download Mitch's CV (2017) via Dropbox here

 

"Jones is irreverent and enigmatic, irresistible, driving the show and stitching many of its pieces together." 

- Xanthe Coward, reviewing Circus Oz in Brisbane, 2017. Full review here

Mitch Jones is a physical performer and artistic provocateur with over a decade of experience in creating shows that are thought provoking, playful, electrifying, authentic, dynamic, disturbing, fierce, beautiful, queer and dangerous.

He has worked across a range of forms, including in traditional and musical theatre, giant puppetry, punk music, sideshow, street performance, live art, physical theatre, clown and circus. As professional unusualist and daredevil Captain Ruin he has toured and performed around the world, including hosting the main circus stage at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performance (2015/2016). Jones has also worked with La Fura Dels Baus director Younes Bachir (Andante Project 2009-2012), as a core member of Snuff Puppets (2010 – ongoing), and is currently performing the lead character in Circus Oz’s touring production of Model Citizens (2017 – ongoing).

With a strong interest in collective devising and collaboration, Jones has formed a series of influential and prolific independent companies that focus on creating experimental and genre defying physical work, including; Caravan of Dooom (2008-2011), The Syndicate Sideshow (2012 – ongoing) and Glitch Productions (2012 – ongoing). He has directed several works of physical theatre, including the large scale promenade piece Just Us (2014), and Bunker (2015-2017). These endeavours have seen him perform extensively across Australia at fringe festivals, fetish clubs, music festivals and cabarets.

Jones studied Social Theory at Melbourne University, and wrote an award winning honours thesis in Theatre and Performance at Monash University. In 2015 he received an ArtStart grant to research physical and immersive theatre techniques in Europe and the UK. He is an enthusiastic proponent of using popular forms of performance to explore conceptual and topical ideas, thus broadening and deepening social debate on a range of issues.