Just because in Circus WOW, all you need is a sense of play and adventure, Circus WOW hosted this event, to connect with our community and have a bit of fun. A great time was had by the 50+ women, men and children who attended, whether they joined in, or not, knew the choreography, or not. Gabrielle Quigley and Ellen Curtis learned the moves and led the dance, with some dancers and singers in the group doing a great job helping the rest of us wuther a little better… Wollongong, can we do bigger and better in 2018?
These photos by Andrew Conacher with more by Georgia Matts in this Illawarra Mercury article.
Circus WOW’s big performance event in 2016 was ‘One Really Big Circus Show’. Held in October at Circus Monoxide, this show was the brainchild of WOW trainer and member Jane Davis, working in collaboration with Neisha Murphy and Charlie Truscott. The show brought together a number of different circus groups and performers in the Illawarra – Circus Monoxide, Circus WOW, the Burgh Circus, Wollemi (the Autism Support Unit at Dapto High School) as well as professional performers including Tamara Campbell, Neisha Murphy, Louise Clark and Corie Hurry.
A triple sell-out success, each show began with roving characters from WOW who greeted and entertained the crowd. Then came a Curtain Raiser performed by a community group, Wollemi, Burgh Circus or a group hot off the press from a Circus Monoxide holiday program.
Circus WOW provided much variety and colour in the show with performers in a range of acts:
- adagio (acro balance)
- hoop juggling
It was a first for WOW working together with such a range of groups for a show, but greatly appreciated the opportunity and everything which Jane, Neisha and Charlie put into making the show happen, and the in kind support of Circus Monoxide. As the photos show, all the women had so much fun!
A show such as this pushes everyone in so many ways – the inspiration and creation of acts and costumes, commitment of time and energy to practice, rehearse and perform and time and muscles to help ‘bump in’ (get the space ready for the performance) and ‘bump out’. A true test of circus community spirit and connection with one another. This is what makes circus great!
We’re very excited to have Charlie Truscott, recently returned from the US where she trained at Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre teaching a series of clowning workshops during Term 4.
Dates: 18th October, 1st November, and 22nd November.
Cost: $25/pp, or $60 if paying for all 3 classes.
Bookings at email@example.com
Classes are for adult women 18+
Spring into summer with a Circus WOW class.
C!RCA is coming to Wollongong and will be performing at Merrigong.
Enjoy a 1.5 hour workshop learning some new skills with 2 amazing performers from C!RCA, combined with a ticket to the show.
The workshop will be acro and improvisation focussed and will be held at Switchfit Gym, 73 Montague street, Fairy Meadow.
Workshop Date: Saturday 26th of July (Time TBA)
Show Date: Friday 1st of August, IPAC
Cost: $27pp (includes workshop and show)
Workshop open to women only depending on demand.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. to register.
Bubbles Ball is a fundraiser dinner and dance where girls can frock up, get together and raise money for local womens’ charities while having… well, a ball!
Circus Wow provides entertainment on the night.
For more information or to book a table please see the Bubbles Ball Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebubblesball
For fundraising, please see the official letter Bubbles Ball fundraising Letter
Our aerials classes have started again!
We’re trying a new format, with seperate beginners and intermediate classes. Our beginners group is starting to fill up and the intermediates are back hard at work, with a few laughs in between.
All other classes are starting again in February. Please have a look at the training tab, surely there will be a class suited for you. If you can’t find what you’re looking for; contact us with your request.