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Oliveira & Bachtler create work rooted in human nature, generating a unique and multi-faceted physical language supported by circus, theatre and movement. With great regard for ambience, they compose to evoke visceral and scenic paintings into the space.

Christian Britten, Visual Influence

Company Oliveira & Bachtler was founded by Sage Bachtler Cushman and Hugo Oliveira in 2014. The duo met when hired for the creation of NoFit State’s multi-award winning show, Bianco, in 2012. They completed several Bianco tours together before dedicating themselves to Oliveira & Bachtler. On tour Sage and Hugo became acquainted with each other’s ethos, performance and education. Off tour they began having coffees punctuated with sardonic humour and copious amounts of laughter. Surprised, they found their guffawing was followed by a quiet tenacity and life’s most delicate disclosures. Understanding each others artistry and drive was the just beginning of their creative alliance.

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