Inside the Circus

Inside the Circus

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If you have tickets to see JUNK on Wednesday 3 April, and are aged between 6 – 12 years old, you could be a part of this special experience. All you have to do is  register below. There are limited spots available.

Australia’s Flying Fruit Fly Circus is one of the world’s premier youth performing arts companies. In 1979 it began as a local circus project for school kids. Today it is an institution of national and international significance.

The kids of Fruit Fly have tumbled their way into the hearts of millions of people throughout Australia and the world. They have combined energy, expertise and commitment to demonstrate in the most spectacular and joyful ways, the potential of young people.

Most people know Fruit Fly as a terrific kids circus which travels all over Australia and the world. But there’s a lot more to it than that!

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus will be visiting Rockhampton in April to perform their award-winning show JUNK at the Pilbeam Theatre. Inside the Circus is your opportunity to go behind the curtain and learn more about the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

Inside the Circus is an opportunity for local young people to connect with the young artists of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and deepen their experience of the performance and understanding of circus as an art form.

The program has four simple stages that provide insight into the production and life at Australia’s only full-time circus school which, experience has shown us, is of very high interest to young people who see the FFFC perform.

1) Observation: Watch the pre-show warm up.

On the day of the performance, participants and their parents will be invited into the theatre to observe the warm-up and rehearsal before the performance of JUNK. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience what happens behind the scenes of a circus production, and to observe the dedication and focus required to be a high-level circus artist, watching the young artists practicing on apparatus such as ‘tramp wall’ and aerials.

2) Insight: Learn more about the young artists and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

After the warm up, participants will meet and talk to the company Tour Manager, who will introduce the company and performance and answer any questions about the young artists schooling, full time circus training and how they live on tour.

3) Experience: JUNK

As they watch the performance of JUNK, you will be able to notice how the warm-up you observed serves the production, and reflect on the information about the young artists lifestyle, deepening your experience and enjoyment of the production.

4) Discovery: Meet the cast and ask any questions.

An opportunity after the performance to meet the cast from of JUNK and ask any questions directly to the young artist and creative team of the show.

See It Live
Rockhampton Regional Council
Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
seeitlive@rrc.qld.gov.au