Flipside Circus, Queensland’s largest youth arts company received 3 nominations for the critically acclaimed We Live Here in this year’s Matilda Awards – Queensland’s theatre awards for excellence, including Best independent production, Best Director and Best Circus or Physical Theatre Work
We Live Here, is a good example of Flipside’s commitment to creating nation leading circus arts and youth arts. We Live Here tells the stories of young people and their families from Hummingbird House (Queensland’s only hospice for children and young people). The project was a collaboration in every sense; it was a collaboration between young artists from Flipside Circus’ performance troupe and professional artists, between circus makers and theatre makers, between Metro Arts and Flipside Circus, and between the creatives and the Hummingbird House community.
The result is a work of artistic excellence that was developed with a community and that authentically tells this communities stories.
CEO and Creative Producer Robert Kronk says “Our strategy is about experimenting with form and content while committing to excellence in training and performance. Collaborations like We Live Here help us to develop skills and new works. It is also about building pathways for young artists – not just so that they can ’emerge’ as artists in the future – but so that they are valued as cultural creators now.”
“We Live Here is a fruitful and inspiring collaboration—illustrating the vital work of Hummingbird House and the skills of the Flipside Circus creatives, creators and performers.” Creative Issues