Lilikoi Kaos is an original performer working across circus, sideshow, physical theatre, comedy, and burlesque. As a second-generation contemporary circus performer she grew up travelling the world as part of an international community of innovative artists. Drawing inspiration from around the globe, her performing style is both unique and skilful. She has dazzled hundreds of audiences, performing in intimate cabarets, Udderbelly in London, the Circus Oz big top, the main stages of music festivals, Crown Palladium, and international circus festivals.
…the audience whooped with wild applause and so will you
– Danu Poynter Australian Stage
Along with performing, Lilikoi writes, produces and directs and has formed a number of ground-breaking companies. In 2011 she was selected by London’s Roundhouse to produce a circus performance, Concentrics, making use of Ron Arad’s installation, Curtain Call. In 2010 the Byron Bay Bluesfest hired her to curate and debut Kaos Kreepshow. For the inaugural season of Circus Works at Theatre Works in 2009 she was part of the all female circus group Parasouls for whom she wrote, directed, and performed in a show examining notions of perfection, ideas of oddity, and women’s roles through history. She also formed circus/sideshow group Opposable Thumbs (with Gordo Gamsby and Manx) and was integral to the creation of Australia’s first youth run youth circus Trick for whom she directed and performed in the show that won the 2006 Melbourne Fringe ‘Best Circus Show’ , ‘Best Family Show’ and ‘ACAPTA’ awards.
Lilikoi has also collaborated on projects and videos with other companies and artists including: Carnival Cinema, The League of Sideshow Superstars, Cirlesque, the Meat Packers Union, Good Kissing Carrion, Die Roten Punkte, Rottica, Fools Like Us, and others.
…Lilikoi Kaos thrilled audiences with a hula hoop act that was sheer skill, and a wink that would make any man (or woman) fall in love and tend to her every need. – Samantha Bell M/C Reviews