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Meet Bridie Hooper as she talks Beyond

Can you tell us a little about your background? I’ve been doing circus since the age of 11, it began as a casual after school activity and then I became completely addicted. I loved the physical challenges, the creativity and the encouragement and love that everyone shared with one another. Upon deciding that I wanted …

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Freya talks Carnival of the Animals

  1. Tell us a little bit about Carnival of the Animals? Carnival of the Animals is a magical world created around Camille Saint-Saëns famous chamber suite from the 1880’s. The show is based around transformations, from human to animal, animal to animal, how a body can morph into many different forms. It was first …

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On tour dining tips with Jess Connell

1. What is the longest you’ve stayed in an apartment/hotel room for one period of time… The longest I have every stayed in one place was my first trip with Circa, four years ago. We went to Berlin and stayed for 8 months. Since then the longest has been 2 months in Lyon or a …

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Meet the What Will Have Been violinist, Rebecca Seymour

Rebecca Seymour from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra is the solo musician in our new show What Will Have Been, which will premiere at Norwich and Norfolk Festival in May. We spoke to Bec about the show, how it differs from playing in an orchestra and being a new mum… 1. How long have you been playing violin? Do …

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Meet new acrobat Lauren Herley..

Tell us about your background? What were you doing before you joined Circa? I graduated from the National Circus School of Montreal in 2012 as a specialist in vertical rope, contortion and handstands, but I constantly trained in solo and group acrobatics as well as my curiosity and love for hand to hand and many …

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Circa welcomes new Chair Sam Strong

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chair, Sam Strong. Strong brings a wealth of experience to the position, and is currently Associate Artistic Director at Melbourne Theatre Company. Sam Strong will take over from the incumbent Karyn Brinkley who ends her term as Chair after five years. Ms Brinkley has taken great …

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We welcome Rudi as our new Head of Circus

February, 2015 Earlier this month Rudi ‘the strong man’ Mineur waved farewell to the Circa stage after a spectacular 2 decades of performing. We’re thrilled to announce that Rudi is continuing at Circa and has taken up the newly created position of Head of Circus. This exciting new role will see him teaching classes in …

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The costumes behind Carnival of the Animals

“I adore costuming for Circa’s creations and designing for Circa’s Carnival to the Animals was no exception. It was a brilliant and welcome challenge to create designs for young audiences that were playful and captivating yet sophisticated and still able to be worn when performing a variety of highly skilled acrobatics. When creating the costume …

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Landscape with Monsters creative development

January, 2015 Set in an industrial wasteland, Landscape with Monsters will be a large-scale show where Circa’s acrobats will work with a local choir to explore the emotional highs and lows of post-industrial communities faced with uncertainty and change. Throughout the 2-week creative development period in January in Wollongong, Circa’s artists collaborated with local artists, …

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2015 Artistic Statement by Yaron Lifschitz

January 2015 Every year begins with a mixture of excitement and terror. Excitement at the new creations we have to make (5 this year), the in-repertoire work we will tour (to at least 13 countries this year), the new collaborations, new people and new places. And terror at the responsibility of making every show and workshop something …

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Win a pass to our Circa Fit Bootcamp

June 2015 For your chance to win a pass to our new Circa Fit Bootcamp  simply email us at hello@circa.org.au making sure you include the answer to the question (listed in Circa’s current Enews) and your contact details for your chance to win. Not receiving our Enews? Subscribe here to enter the competition… Term and Conditions …

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A note from Yaron Lifschitz

December, 2014 When a young artist arrives at Circa, their training involves much more than acrobatics. As they learn to do new and amazing things with their bodies, they also learn about mushrooms and fungus, spreading delight and 4-Space Theory. They learn that they are part of something extraordinary – as is any arts organisation …

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