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Circus Training first for Flying Fruitfly Circus & Circa

Posted by APATA Team | Mar 10, 2022

Flying Fruitfly Circus joins forces with Circa Contemporary Circus for the first time to present the National Training Project (NTP). This is your chance to train with Australia’s finest Circus professionals. An opportunity you definitely won’t want to miss if the circus arts are your calling!

The NTP is a two-week winter training intensive for anyone with a serious thirst for progression and development in multiple circus disciplines. The program is open to anyone with existing skills, a passion for circus and lots of energy.

For over 40 years Flying Fruit Fly Circus have influenced the growth and popularity of contemporary circus arts in Australia as the country’s National Youth Circus. Based in Albury-Wodonga on the border of NSW and VIC, Flying Fruit Fly Circus deliver the only full-time circus training program for young people aged 8-18. Creating and touring original circus shows for families and young audiences.

Circa has pioneered a new wave of contemporary Australian circus that fuses movement, dance, theatre and circus, and has become one of the world’s leading performance companies. The company’s work is in high demand around the world and its exceptional ensembles have toured to more than 40 countries, playing to over 1.5 million people.

Talking about the new NTP partnership, Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz said:

“Circa is committed to developing pathways to foster the next generation of circus artists and as part of this we are delighted to partner with the National Youth Circus to co-present the National Training Project. This opportunity for emerging artists to work with and learn from leading industry professionals including Circa’s Head of Circus Rowan Heydon-White, will create a lasting legacy and contribute to the future of our artform.”

Flying Fruit Fly Circus CEO, Richard Hull said:

“Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Circa have enjoyed a long history with multiple Fruit Fly alumni making the journey to Circa over the years and continuing to do so. This new partnership will bring a fresh dynamic to the NTP with Circa’s training and creative input adding to familiar elements of the program and providing a renewed industry focus.”

The National Training Project – A welcome circus training experience this winter.

You can submit an expression of interest now to be notified first of guest presenters and the full program before registrations open 1 April, 2022.

National Training Project Dates: 27 June – 8 July 2022 (click the image below to register your EOI)

Flying Fruitfly Circus training facility with circa and ffc logos in white on black circles embracing with two white cartoon arms on a purple background, apata circus logo in white and a white and purple linked image button.

Australia is globally renowned for our high quality Circus companies, productions and artists that tour the world stage. The circus community is a huge part of the our Performing Arts industry and Circus Arts Education grows more and more every year.

Maybe you can add your school to our growing list below:

Circus Arts Education in Australia

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