" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

November 1, 2016

Koozå and Death?

In Brisbane the other day a nut-bag set fire to an Indian bus driver burning him alive and nearly killing the passengers trapped in the bus by smoke inhalation.
Bus driver killed in horror attack after man sets him on fire while he was picking up passengers
There has been a lot of talk in the media as to whether this was a racially motivated crime because it was an Indian driver who was set alight.
This show is playing in Sydney and comes to Brisbane in November
Only the guy who did it would know the answer to that question, but what caught my eye was the 'Koozå' poster on the side of the bus...and not to mention the flame trees towering over the bus as well.
"Oh the flame trees will blind the weary driver
And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
There's no change, there's no pace
Everything within its place
Just makes it harder to believe..."
I saw 'Koozå' in Sydney on the 22nd of September this year
I saw 'Koozå' when I was down in Sydney and wrote a post about it here -

Cirque du Solei, Hermeticism, Kooza and Shamanism
I thought it was a pretty good show, to tell the truth.
Although, looking up the show's history on Wikipedia I see that the show was in Japan when the tsunami hit in 2011.
"Due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the artists and staff of Koozå were temporarily relocated to Macau where they continued training at Cirque du Soleil's resident show Zaia
The major benefit of relocating there is that the team is able to partner with the crews of Zed (which was also relocated from Japan) and Zaia at the Macau training facilities. 
Artists were also able to connect with artists from The House of Dancing Water, the water-based show at The City of Dreams by former Cirque du Soleil director Franco Dragone. Shows running from March 11 through April 9 were cancelled. 
The troupe returned and started performances again after facility management had conducted a thorough safety inspection."
A Bataclan?!
Curioser  and curiouser?
"Stéphane Roy designed Koozå's stage to evoke a public square that changes into a circus ring. 
The sight lines for the audience is quite grand, up to 260 degrees. 
The stage has one major component, a traveling tower dubbed the "bataclan." 
The decoration for the bataclan is inspired by Hindu culture, Pakistani buses and Indian jewelry. 
The large fabric structure behind the bataclan is organic in nature, as it's printed with a motif resembling the internal structure of leaves."

Bataclan (theatre) Paris

"The Bataclan is a theatre located at 50 Boulevard Voltaire in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, France. 

Designed in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval, its name refers to Ba-ta-clan, an operetta by Jacques Offenbach
Since the early 1970s, it has been a "legendary" venue for rock music.
On 13 November 2015, 89 people were killed in a coordinated terrorist attack in the theatre."
"Although there are many performers in Koozå, there are six primary characters who are central to the narrative.
1.The Trickster: Created the world that is Koozå for the Innocent.
2.The Innocent: Is eager to learn about the world he is in, yet discovers many unexpected things.
3.The King: Plays the king of fools, and is seen with his sidekicks, the clowns.
4.Clowns: The two court clowns are the King's footmen.
5.Heimloss: Is in charge of all the mechanical machinery in Koozå.
6.The Bad Dog: The dog is not trained at all, but does become drawn to the Innocent and becomes his companion."

The bataclan inspired by Hindu culture in the Koozå show
"Composed by Jean-François Côté, the show's music was inspired by the music of India, pop music, 1970s funk, orchestral music, and film scores from the 1940s and 1950s."
Life is like one macabre 'Alice in Wonderland' sometimes and the world seems to be overrun by mad-hatters, tin-foil hatters and diabolical tricksters. 
Bus crashes into Brisbane Indian restaurant
The last major news-story I remember involving a Brisbane council bus was when one crashed through an Indian restaurant in 2013 - 

Save Your Legs?
Life is full of strange dark coincidences it seems.

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