Christy and Luke are experienced trainers, facilitators & directors in Circus, Physical Theatre, Devising and Ensemble work with over 20 years of experience between them.
They have been involved in numerous community projects through Westside Circus, The Womens Circus, Hip Cat Circus, the Fairfax Festival and other community organisations as well as independent projects over the last 13 years. These projects have ranged from a project at Swifts Creek where they worked with 20 year 8 students over 4 days to create a 40 minute circus performance which the young people performed for their families and local community, to an Arts Victoria extended residency in 2014 at Truganina South Primary School where they created an hour long performance with 160 primary school students. They have also delivered numerous professional development workshops to artists and teachers around Victoria.
We can offer a range of workshops for adults and children including:
- ‘One off’ circus skills workshops for primary and secondary school groups
- Longer residency style workshops delivered over a term or longer
- School holiday workshops
- Festival style drop in workshops for events
- Professional development for teachers and artists
- Bespoke workshops. Let us know what you are after and we’ll see what we can do!
Specialist workshops in:
Devising: From the physical through play... from Short Acts (Circus) to Full Scale Shows.
Ensemble Work: Luke has worked extensively with internationally renowned teacher and director John Britton.
For more info on Johns work and his company Duende visit http://duende-ensemble.com/
Improvisation: Solo, Duo and Group improvisation. In these workshops students start to develop their own language for performance focusing on the their personal joy as a performer, director and audience. Anything goes, voice, movement, narrative, abstraction... Great training, not only for improvisation but for all areas of stage work.
Circus Skills: Skills include Acrobalance, Tumbling, Tightwire, Slackrope, Rola Bola, Stilt Acrobatics, Hula Hoop and German Wheel.
New to performance? Christy and Luke are great at working with groups that have never performed before. They have often worked with groups that find it difficult to connect with mainstream schooling. They enjoy that everyone has a story to tell, whether that be a past experience, an opinion, a false and fantastic creation or the gift of their physical presence onstage performing something striking, odd, beautiful or extraordinary.