Waterways creative development

Waterways

A FLIPSIDE CIRCUS AND LARA CROYDON COLLABORATION
UPCOMING MEET AND PLAY WORKSHOPS
Waterways creative development

Waterways

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN FLIPSIDE CIRCUS AND LARA CROYDON
Creative Development 2022 – 2023

UPCOMING MEET AND PLAY WORKSHOPS
2024 Meet and Play workshops to be announced

A First Nations-led circus project in partnership with Flipside trainer, producer, and Indigenous Arts Leader, Lara Croydon.

Waterways is about the importance of water to First Nations people – it will interrogate its significance, its life force, and its journey to connect all our nations together through the spiderweb of freshwater and saltwater streams.

Waterways is a multi-year project developing an ensemble of young First Nations artists. Bringing people together to train, develop circus skills, and build towards a performance outcome.

THE PROJECT

Open Mob-Only Workshops
Friday 17 May, Wednesday 22 May, Thursday 23 May, Thursday 30 May

Casual come-and-try style classes where you can test out many different types of circus. Hula hoops, acrobatics, aerials? Whatever you're interested in - we can give it a go! Join in on as many of these sessions as you like.

Intensive Workshops
Tuesday 21 May, Tuesday 28 May

An opportunity to train with Flipside's Performance Troupe and get a taste for more intensive circus with highly skilled peers and trainers. These sessions are a great way to take skills to the next level and pick up some more flashy tricks.

Ensemble
Sundays 10am-2pm from 2 June to 7 July. Performance 12 July (TBC)

Opt into our ensemble and create a showcase performance! Regular weekend rehearsals detailed in schedule below. Note; these will require attendance at one workshop to join.

Waterways Creative Development
Waterways Creative Development

INTERESTED IN PERFORMANCE AND CIRCUS?

We're looking for some deadly young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people between the ages of 10-25 who are keen to develop circus skills and tell stories on stage. You don't need to have any previous circus experience to apply, we will teach you that on the way.

WHERE: Superordinary, 175 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton 4007

Come along to training to learn some deadly circus skills and get to know the team. These workshops will give you a taste of the world of circus, learn new skills, and meet like-minded mob. No need to bring anything with you, just your deadly selves and a water bottle.

Training and rehearsal dates and times listed below.

TIMETABLE

Friday 17 May

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Training

Tuesday 21 May

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Training

Tuesday 28 May

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Training

Sunday 2 June

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Rehearsal

Friday 7 June

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Training

Sunday 9 June

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Rehearsal

Sunday 16 June

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Rehearsal

Friday 21 June

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Training

Sunday 23 June

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Rehearsal

Friday 28 June

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Training

Sunday 30 June

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Rehearsal

Friday 5 July

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Training

Sunday 7 July

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Rehearsal

Thursday 11 July

TBC

Rehearsal

Friday 12 July

TBC

NAIDOC Showcase

Dates are subject to change.

Project history

First stage research and development, building connections, and workshops.
STAGE ONE (2022-23): Research, Development, Building Connections
143  
Participants
7  
Open workshops
11  
Workshops in partnership with Sisters Inside
2  
Residencies in partnership with Inala Wangarra
2  
Participants enrolled in Flipside’s regular classes

WATERWAYS WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION FORM

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Support our First Nations-led circus project

Waterways supports young First Nations artists. Addressing their underrepresentation in circus practice and providing a platform for their voices to be heard.

  • $1,000 supports a 6-week program with a partner organisation like Sisters Inside or Inala Wangarra.
  • $1,850 supports a young artist to attend regular classes at Flipside Circus for a term to accelerate circus training.
  • $10,500 supports a weeklong training and development intensive.
DONATE NOW
ImageWaterways workshop

Support our First Nations-led circus project

Waterways supports young First Nations artists. Addressing their underrepresentation in circus practice and providing a platform for their voices to be heard.

  • $1,000 supports a 6-week program with a partner organisation like Sisters Inside or Inala Wangarra.
  • $1,850 supports a young artist to attend regular classes at Flipside Circus for a term to accelerate circus training.
  • $10,500 supports a weeklong training and development intensive.
ImageWaterways workshop

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The creative development of Waterways is supported by Inala Wangarra; and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative. Flipside Circus is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.