ARTISTIC PROGRAMEMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH CIRCUS
Our artistic program is all about empowering children and young people to tell their own stories and shape their vision for the future. We do this by creating critically acclaimed performances by, for, and with children and young people as well as residency and engagement programs.
Circus thrives on collaboration, experimentation, and risk-taking. It’s the perfect vehicle to engage and empower communities; to blur the lines between participation and collaboration, creation and presentation; and to tell unique Australian stories.
Flipside is committed to creating performances that amplify young people’s diverse voices, and push circus practice to celebrate these stories.
“A little slice of home-grown circus magic”
“An ambitious company that aims to make work that confronts big issues”
“Go. Flipside Circus... a great reason to be very proud of Queensland.”
FLIPSIDE PERFORMANCE TROUPE
A key part of our artistic program is our performance troupe.
A group of extraordinary young artists who train and collaborate with a range of regular and guest artists.
We Live Here
The stories of parents, siblings, and guests of Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only hospice for children and young people. We Live Here is an inspiring circus show that brings to life memories and moments that make a life.
Creative Development – 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.
A non-stop, action-filled circus show about cubbies, children’s hidden worlds, big dreams, and tyre swings. Developed with regional and remote communities – premiering in 2024.
From Little Things…
From Little Things is an ambitious new collaboration between Flipside Circus and the internationally renowned Casus Creations.
Wilbur the Optical Whale
Wilbur the Optical Whale is a ‘tail’ about friendship, acceptance, and celebrating difference. The performance is immersive, interactive and accessible, with every show ‘relaxed’ and including Auslan interpretation.
Summer Play Factor-SPF
An extravagant sundae of circus that explores notions of Australian identity through summer tropes – surfboard acrobatics, ice-cream juggle routines, beach cricket and inflatables come together to create a colourful summer of circus fun.
Dogs in the Schoolyard
Dogs in the Schoolyard is a dynamic combination of circus, storytelling, and original music. A modern fable for children aged 3-8 and their families.