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Circus artists latest to be caught up in changing insurance market

Rising insurance costs are hitting some parts of the sector hard. Among the worst affected are independent circus artists, whose…

Australian circus: four circus performers on stage. Two of them are positioned underneath one who is flying through the air, and one is ready to catch the leaping performer.

International views on Australian circus

This year’s Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) turns the spotlight on circus and physical theatre, and there is at least…

A fire destroys a new circus venuee.

Circus venue devastated by fire

Barely a year after opening, Brisbane's newest circus venue has been rendered completely out of order.

Circus. Image is two acrobats, one doing a one-handed handstand on a row of footlights and the other crouching and helping the first to balance.

Does Australian circus have a superpower?

From an innate spirit of innovation to kindness and community engagement, circus arts have a superpower all their own.

circus. Image is gleeful young girl throwing arms up in the air, in front of palm tree lit up by coloured lights against a dark sky. Other performers in the same t-shirt can be seen behind and to the side of her.

This primary school’s a circus … and its results are no joke

This clever partnership shows how circus classes are not about clowning around, but a model with important skills outcomes for…


Summer festival season heats up as programs launch nationwide

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Festivals launched their 2024 programs this week, with Mona Foma waiting eagerly in the wings.

Australian Performing Arts Forum. A panel of five woman sit and address an audience. One with grey hair has a microphone.

Australian Performing Arts Forum 2023: an overview and summary

An overview of the recent Australian Performing Arts Forum 2023, held in Meanjin/Brisbane.

WOW. Image is of a group of people all wearing extreme, colourful and wildly inventive costumes.

World of WearableArt goes beyond imagination

2023 World of WearableArt: BEYOND was an exploration into a boundless realm where artistry, innovation and imagination intertwined.

Circus. Image is a man hanging upside down from a rope against a black background.

National summit aims to strengthen Australian circus sector

Next week 200 delegates will attend the Australian Circus Summit at NICA, which will also be the venue for a…

children's theatre. three performers on stage dressed as cave people attacking each other with clubs.

Performing and creating for children

How creating work for children can enrich not only a performer's repertoire, but also their own personal growth.

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