With initial outreach starting in 2013, the Circa Crush project began in 2015 as the result of a long stranding partnership with Creative Regions. The Circa Crush Project trains young people between eight – 18 years in circus performance skills culminating in a performance at the Crush Festival in October, along with offering workshops to children and open classes to the Bundaberg region.
A young performance troupe of six – 18 year olds has been developed through regular training and performance opportunities provided by Circa trainers and creatives in the Bundaberg, and when the Circa Ensemble delivered a main stage performance of Beyond at the Montrcreif theatre, it was preceeded by a curtain-raiser performance of the Circa Crush and Circa Zoo collaboration.
Owing to the generous support of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Circa Crush has run for three years, with the program set to conclude in October 2017. Circa is looking to establish a partnership with the Bundaberg PCYC that will see circus training offered year round as a sustainable artform in the region.