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empowering children and young people THROUGH CIRCUS

Artistic Program

Our artistic programs are all about empowering children and young people to tell their own stories and shape their vision for the future.
We do this by creating critically acclaimed performances by, for, and with children and young people as well as residency and engagement programs.

“A little slice of home-grown circus magic” – Australian Stage
“An ambitious company that aims to make work that confronts big issues” – Artshub
“Go. Flipside Circus… a great reason to be very proud of Queensland.” – Creative Futures

FLIPSIDE PERFORMANCE TROUPE

A key part of our artistic program is our performance troupe.
A group of extraordinary young artists who train and collaborate with a range of regular and guest artists.

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A series of techno-circus experiments bringing audiences inside the action of circus. Commissioned by Brisbane Powerhouse, a collaboration with award winning Brisbane transmedia collective Counterpilot.

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Dogs in the Schoolyard is in creative development this year supported by Arts Queensland and QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival.
Explores themes of inclusion and exclusion, power, authority, friendship and play. Experimenting with language and proto-language in these complex negotiations.

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Based on the stories of parents, siblings, and guests of Hummingbird House, (Queensland’s only hospice for children and young people). We Live Here is an inspiring circus show that brings to life memories and moments that make a life.

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Originally commissioned by Commonwealth Games’ Festival 2018 Revolve is back touring in 2019
Revolve brings together 12 of Queensland’s youngest circus stars with experienced artists and a live DJ to create a show that is bursting at the seams with energy and fun.

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Besieged by mountains of rubbish, 12 extraordinary young performers recycle and reuse discarded items, reimagining circus and what our future could be.

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Using the physicality of both traditional and contemporary circus methods, Flipside challenges the boundaries of a typical circus show and plays with the concept of support. CircUS is about US — the young people in circus.

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It’s all in the way we ask. Pretty, Pretty Please? takes us on a roller coaster ride through the questions, answers, challenges and discoveries of how children ask for what they want!

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Come and view life through Ethan’s eyes with Kaleidoscope a joyous, poetic circus experience that explores the great beauty found in the smallest things.

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Roll up to our circus, roll up and you’ll see,
What a D.I.Y. circus is cracked up to be.

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Luster is inspired by the underworld of the carnival. All that remains after the lights go down on the glamour, the glitter, stars and the sparkle. A collision of physicalities: circus, physical theatre and dance, Luster is a microcosm of contemporary physical expression.Luster will be a new work created in collaboration with performers from dance, circus and physical theatre.

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Fresh-faced, fit and fearless. The fabulous Flipside Circus artists return with their all-new show, the spectacular school holiday treat, Stories from the Sky.

“The joy of the duo work and the strength and trust of the ensemble work”
Xanthe Coward, XS Entertainment

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Flipside Circus production

Ensemble
Performance Troupe 2018

Date
Saturday 10, 17 November @ 7:00 pm
Sunday 11, 18 November @ 12:00 pm

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‘Your Invited’ is Flipside Circus community show for 2018 – featuring up to 40 students and a colourful, helium filled array of party games and enough cake to juggle. Bookings here!

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Childhood play inspires lifelong creativity, imagination, exploration, and discovery. Join the Flipside Circus kids as they reignite this magic in The Games We Play. It is a charming interpretation of the all-important work of children – playing games!

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Come along to a fun-filled, death-defying, circus-inspired night of variety cabaret performance created by young artists for the whole family.

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Flipside Circus’ performance troupe presents Fusion, a dynamic performance cocktail mixing traditional circus, contemporary circus, theatre, music, visual art, cabaret, food, comedy, and more!

Fusion features some of Australia’s most outstanding young circus performers in an entertaining and surprising show for audiences from 2 to 100 years.

 

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Flipside Circus presents Hourglass, a circus-filled interpretation of our past, present and future.

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So you think you know your fairy tales? Think again! Fairy Bread promises a dreamlike mash-up of your favourite fairy tales… with an added twist.

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My Circus Rules was the end of year school show extravaganza our students performed in 2015. Some of Flipside’s talented students performed a whirlwind of unthinkable circus madness at our training centre to the delight of their families, trainers, and peers.

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Come along on an adventure to find Where the Wild Circus Is! Upcoming Performances from Friday 26 Sep – Saturday 27 September at Flipside Circus Training Centre, 117 Mina Pde, Alderley.

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Flipside Circus is proud to present Puzzled? An interactive circus show for all ages as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival. Be immersed in every moment as circus performers soar high above whilst you navigate the maze.

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WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAYS

TESTIMONIALS

Flipside Circus a great organisation teaching gymnastic skills in a fun and nurturing way. Taking in age groups from the very young to the fully grown, physical and mental confidence is encouraged and developed using circus performance skills and acts. This approach is particularly embraced by the youngest members (pre-high school). A great community atmosphere which embraces students, instructors, other staff, parents, family and friends. Highly recommended for children seeking something physically different and less competitive then other team sports.

Andrew Bevan

It’s a great place, friendly staff and lots of good people about. I attend Adult classes at night and am really enjoying the culture. I’m doing things that I’ve never done before, especially from childhood. From a fitness and core perspective some nights can be intense, but they really cater well to the abilities of the class. My flexibility is woeful but I’m making greater progress than I have in years. A fun way to exercise! They live up to the values listed on their website and I feel they’ve got a lot of integrity.
I recommend it for everybody to at least try once.

Gary Thompson

Great venue for learning how to be part of a circus!!! The trainers are very friendly and excellent at working with kids of all ages and skills. The kids start off learning basic floor skills, tumbling, cartwheels, jumping, somersaults etc. They then start to learn more advanced skills like trapeze, silk/rope acrobatics, juggling and others. Great overall experience!!

JD Hart