A show to die for
Chronically ill and disabled people are already familiar with judging risks to their lives. What can they teach the performing…
From page to stage: bringing cartoons to life
Judy Horacek describes the process of working with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus on a show inspired by her cartoons.
Embracing fear, channelling fury and daring to care
Circa’s Yaron Lifschitz issues a challenge to Netflix, and dares us to reimagine how and why we make art.
Arts sponsorship raises ethical questions
Can Perth have an ethical and sustainable Fringe Festival?
Extraordinarily human: training the next generation of circus artists
Anni Davey joined the Flying Fruit Fly Circus as its new Artistic Director in July. She reflects on a mid-career…
Why Melbourne doesn’t need a circus festival
Why try and establish a new festival in an already crowded metropolis, when the birthplace of contemporary circus is just…
Circus training instead of school sports? Now there’s an idea
Social circus can assist young people in developing focus, discipline, teamwork skills and self-esteem, say researchers.
Why Melbourne needs a circus festival
A handful of shows in the Melbourne Festival or Fringe is not enough; the art form needs a dedicated festival…
Celebrating the body: circus arts and disability
Circus teaches us to admire the body; can it also teach us to appreciate physical diversity and the differently abled?