Circus News - 29 Jan
Intro to Aerials Beginners Intensive next week
There are still a few places available in our "Intro to Aerials" intensive. It runs each night 6-7.30pm from Monday 30 January until Friday 3 February. If you have been wanting to give aerial tissu (silks) and static trapeze a go, don't miss this opportunity as there won't be another beginners level aerials intensive until April. Book online or contact us if you have any questions about the course. (Wellington Circus Hub ph 3800051 or 0210642337)
Don't forget to support our first studio show at the Circus Hub on 25 February. It is called "Raw Circus" and is a showcase of new work developed this summer from our local emerging artists and professionals. The show starts at 9pm on Saturday 25 February, Koha entry, so come a little early if you want to secure a seat. We can't guarantee this show will be suitable for children - so teens and adults only please. Check us out in the Fringe Festival programme which was launched on Thursday.
Our friends at NZ Hoopfest sent this message for you: 3 weeks until NZ Hoopfest!!! Presale tickets on the website or through cosmic corner at only $90 NZD!!! ($120 door sales so buy now to save!!!) Price includes all workshops, fuel for fireplay, food and dorm accommodation (limited spaces, please book early to avoid disappointment, camping is available when dorm spaces run out) Special guest appreances from Bunny Hoop Star (AUS), Mini Maniac and loads of homegrown talent!
NZ HOOPFEST FACEBOOK COMPETITIONS!!!! Really really want to come but cant afford the ticket? The first person to change their profile picture to the flyer (attached) and get 100 people to comment on the hoopfest facebook page (with your facebook name as a referral) WINS A TICKET!!!
Seems like too much hard work? Want to win a packdown hoop instead???? Use the nz hoopfest flyer as your profile pic (attached) and post on the facebook wall for the event... winners will be drawn closer to the event!
Event Here: http://www.facebook.com/events/220648737948257/
Circus artists in the 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival
Our friends at NZ International Arts Festival have sent you these links to check out upcoming festival shows featuring circus artists.
Leave reality behind and immerse yourself in a place of dreams, imagination and giant puppets as one of physical theatre’s most celebrated sons unleashes his stunning array of skills. Creator James Thiérrée is a Festival favourite following wildly popular performances in 2004 (The Junebug Symphony) and 2006 (Bright Abyss).
Read more about Raoul and watch the trailer here
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind a circus’ red curtain then step inside Circus Ronaldo’s vintage big top and prepare to have your curiosity satisfied by Circenses. A masterful blend of circus and theatre, this is an eye-opening show of two very different halves.
Read more about Cicense and watch the trailer here
Scorching with decadent passion, Cantina is a showcase of heart-stopping acrobatic skills, set within a depression-era inspired time of vaudeville, seduction and violence. The world-class performers walk tightropes in high heels, literally throw each other around the stage and generally do things with their bodies that nature never intended.
Read more about Cantina and watch the trailer here
The rules of the physical world disappear and a place of boundless imagination emerges in Leo. Amidst fabulous scenes and landscapes, Leo lives at a ninety degree angle to the rest of us. Defying gravity through an ingenious combination of stage design and video projection, he embarks on an adventure that is funny, witty and unexpected.
Read more about Leo and watch the trailer here
Invented by trapeze artists Maxim Bourdon and Sebastien Bruas, Arcane’s wheel is much more than a mere prop. Like two spiders on a huge web, the daring duo clamber over the structure, expertly propelling it around the stage in excitingly dangerous and original feats that will transfix the crowds in Waitangi Park.
Read more about Arcane here
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