Danger Club by CIRCA

Next date: Saturday, 18 September 2021 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Circa's Danger Club promo featuring a woman hanging upside down under a ladder at Frankston Arts Centre
DangerClub boy with outstretched arms creating background shadows credit Jess Connell Frankston Arts Centre
DangerClub people form a human archway credit Jess Connell Frankston Arts Centre
DangerClub person pressed against white wall credit Jess Connell Frankston Arts Centre
DangerClub two people swing a third person by her arms and legs credit Jess Connell Frankston Arts Centre
DangerClub five people hugging credit Jess Connell Frankston Arts Centre

Important Update: This workshop was originally scheduled for July but has now been rescheduled to September due to border restrictions.

 

Ever wanted to run away and join the circus?

Explore danger through Circus, create a performance with world-class artists and perform to family and friends in this week-long series of workshops. Participants must commit to the whole week of workshops. Limited places available, so book before Friday 18 June to secure your spot!

Event Description

Calling young people aged 13-17. Come take a leap in a series of circus workshops!

This September school holidays you can join Circa, one of the world’s leading circus companies, for an intensive workshop series exploring the art of danger.

Join at your own risk. With Circa’s Danger Club a group of young people will take a leap of faith in a series of circus workshops – seeking the thrill of danger through circus, creating in a room with Circa’s artists and performing in Cube 37 using the space like never before. Together they will explore the very idea of danger and use it to inspire and challenge in unexpected, exciting, and amusing ways.

Training with Circa’s professional acrobats, you’ll defy your limitations, learn new tricks, and perform your very own show for friends and family. Danger Club will inspire and challenge you in unexpected and exciting ways. So take a leap of faith and join in—everything is about to change.

Places are limited! Book by Friday 13 August to secure your spot!

This is a week-long program and commitment is to the entire series of workshops. No experience in circus is necessary but enthusiasm to learn is vital. Participants must commit to the whole week of workshops:

Saturday 18 September: 10am - 4pm

Sunday 19 September - NO CLASS

Monday 20 September: 10am - 4pm

Tuesday 21 September: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 22 September: 4pm - 8pm

Thursday 23 September: 4pm - 8pm (includes performance for family & friends at 7pm)

Bookings Essential. For enquiries about the program, email Heidi.Irvine@frankston.vic.gov.au or call 9784 1060 to book.

Circa Aus Gov Qld Gov Frankston Arts Centre

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Circa respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live paying respects to Elders past, present and future. 

Presented by Frankston Arts Centre and CIRCA

FAQs

Do I need to know how juggle/tumble/act? NO! There is no experience needed, but you have to be willing to be brave and try new things. We do recommend you have a good level of physical confidence but it’s not about being able to do a back-flip… no one will force you to do anything you physically can’t do – but you will be encouraged to learn new skills.

Do I have to come every day? YEP! The program is designed to be attended each day as over the course of the week, as you will be working towards building a performance.

Is it Dangerous? NO! It’s completely safe – Danger Club is all about exploring the idea and concept of danger in a completely safe and fun way –not about actually putting you in danger!

When can I book in? NOW! You need to book by the 18th June as we need to prepare for this program and make it especially unique for Frankston… so get your bookings in now and then we just have to wait for the holidays!

About Circa

“The mighty Circa”  (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

Circa Contemporary Circus is one of the world's leading performance companies. Since 2004, from its base in Brisbane, Australia, Circa has toured the world - performing in 40 countries to over a million people. Circa's works have been greeted with standing ovations, rave reviews and sold-out houses across six continents. 

Circa is at the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus - pioneering how extreme physicality can create powerful and moving performances. It continues to push the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theatre and circus. Fuelled by the question ‘what is possible in circus?’ Circa is leading the way with a diverse range of thrilling creations that “redraw the limits to which circus can aspire.” (The Age). 

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa features an ensemble of exceptional, multi-skilled circus artists who have been a regular fixture at leading festivals and venues in New York, London, Berlin and Montreal with seasons at Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Barbican Centre, Les Nuits de Fourvière, Chamäleon Theatre as well as major Australian Festivals. 

Visit circa.org.au to find a Circa performance near you and discover why Circa has been hailed as nothing short of “... a revolution in the spectacle of circus.“ (Les Echos).

Circa is committed to fostering the next generation of circus artists and runs a Training Centre from its studio in Brisbane. Circa also runs regular circus programs with communities throughout Queensland and around Australia.

As a champion of live performance, Circa manages arTour and was the Creative Lead for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games arts and cultural program.

Discover more about Circa by subscribing to enews at circa.org.au and following the company on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and via #circacircus

COVID-Safe Plan

Our COVID-Safe Plan outlines recent changes, which we ask that you comply with when visiting the Frankston Arts Centre. We want to keep our audiences, performers, crew and staff safe and healthy so we can enjoy arts, entertainment and events together! You can view our COVID-Safe changes outlined in full detail here.

When

  • Saturday, 18 September 2021 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Monday, 20 September 2021 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, 23 September 2021 | 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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