Entertainment Stage Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls on head during Brisbane show

Cirque du Soleil acrobat falls on head during Brisbane show

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The acrobat was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital. Photo: ABC
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A Cirque Du Soleil performer has escaped serious injury after falling and landing on her head during a show in Brisbane.

Paramedics were called to the big top at Skygate, next to Brisbane Airport DFO, after a 35-year-old female acrobat fell about 3 to 5 metres during the Kooza show about 2:00pm.

She briefly lost consciousness and was treated for neck pain at the scene.

The show went on following the fall.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Matt Green said she did not appear to be seriously injured.

“She has landed on her head and she has some neck pain, we have taken her to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a stable condition,” he said.

“We understand the height is somewhere between 3 and 5 metres.”

The Cirque Du Soleil website described Kooza as a combination of “acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power”.

It features an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, magicians, singers, actors and artists.

The performance opened in Brisbane on Thursday.

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