Castlemaine Circus End of Year Presentation 2017
This was a wonderful celebration of all the great skills and camaraderie that our participants developed throughout the year. We showcased most of our classes and our performance troupe over two shows. There were over 450 people in attendance and 150 performers. Well done everyone for such a brilliant effort!
We would like to thank all those people who helped make this happen…
Australia Council, Rotary Castlemaine, Liz Geddes from Chops for Tea, Lisa Chesters, IGA Maxi, Bakers Delight. Plus all the trainers and production crew who made the event seamless and enjoyable.
Please watch our video of the event.
Castlemaine Circus at the Castlemaine Show Parade
Friday 3 November
Celebrating the culture of Castlemaine Circus:
Stimulating, creative, fun, and welcoming to all
Performance at the Star Sports Awards
Castlemaine Circus were invited to perform at the
Castlemaine Mail Annual Sports Start Awards.
October 29, 2017.
Castlemaine State Festival 2017
We performed in two events in the Castlemaine State Festival:
The Public Opening of The Castlemaine State Festival on Friday 17th March.
The Don KR Garden Party on Sunday 26th March, in the Tarrengower and Lalgambook: A Jaara Jaara Teaching.
These performances were supported by Rotary.
With funding and support from Punctum Inc, Creative Victoria and the Federal Regional Arts Fund, Castlemaine Circus is developing a new performance work entitled “Atopia”.
Atopia involves an initial series of workshops teaching local young people circus arts and physical performance, visual theatre and storytelling, technical design and video-making, led by a team of local professional artists. In 2016 this project will work to develop site specific responses
The project is a partnership with the Meeting Place Koori Cultural Program, the Maldon Neighbourhood House’s Young West Program, Curly Roost Refugee Support, and young and emerging artists from the Castlemaine Circus School.
In 2016 the developed works will be presented in site specific locations throughout Mount Alexander Shire.
2016 Projects at the Castlemaine Goods Shed: Photos from Development
Castlemaine State Festival – March 24, 2015
Thank you so much to the circus families, friends and all that came and supported our excellent young people on Saturday. It does indeed take a community for things like this to happen. A big thanks to the Castlemaine State Festival for having us, Mara Macs and Rachael Quirk for seeing this busy week through, Willow’s mum for letting us climb all over her truck, The Chipolatas for inspiring and supporting us, and to our extraordinary Youth Ensemble: YOU ROCKED IT!!
We have big dreams so watch this space!
Harcourt Applefest 2015
Valentine’s Day Cabaret, 2015
Castlemaine Circus is transforming the central Victorian town, The Weekly Times, September 23, 2015
Clunes is home to a Bulgarian acrobatics champion, The Weekly Times, September 23, 2015
Regional arts boost – Local projects win vital funding, Midland Express, August 3, 2015