Colour Circus with Franca and Maya
This inclusive circus workshop is for all kids with a curiosity for movement, flexibility and teamwork. In the circus of colour, we will be making juggling balls and pois in all colours of the rainbow! There will be time for the trapeze, for hanging off the rafters, and climbing here, there and everywhere. We’ll make friends as we play games, juggle and swing our hips in hula hoops. There will be laughter, adventure and all the colourful activity you can imagine… so at the end of it all, we know you’ll be tired from a great day in the circus—moving, jumping and hanging about.
WHEN: Saturday 27 March, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Big Fish Studio
AGES: 8-12 years old
For participants: Please bring lunch and a water bottle with you as we will have a break to eat! We also challenge you to wear as many COLOURS as you possibly can fit into your outfit!
Teachers Franca and Maya are FCAC favourites and have taught and performed for many years. Having taught in many conditions under changing COVID-19 regulations, they are well trained in following thorough sanitisation procedures to ensure the health and safety of their students.
Please note: The health and safety of our staff, artists and patrons, is FCAC’s highest priority. You will be required to follow all COVID-19 protocol at FCAC. When walking around the centre, you will be required to wear a mask and to use hand sanitiser. You will also observe to maximum room capacities, printed outside each venue. Find out more about general COVID Safety at FCAC.
About the Teaching Artist
Since immigrating to Melbourne from Switzerland 18 years ago, Franca has worked in all areas of live theatre and performance, predominantly with circus, specialising in rigging, rigging design, theatre technician, prop making, circus trainer, circus performer and safety officer. In my role as a rigger, rigging designer, prop maker, performer and trainer. Franca has had the pleasure of working on over 70 productions with many Companies and Organisations.
For over a decade Franca has been the Women’s Circus in-house trainer and specialises in teaching the New Women’s Program, basic aerials, acrobalance and experimental aerials.
Maya was introduced to the arts at a young age, training in classical music in South Australia before finding her love of circus in Melbourne. She has taught at various organisations across Melbourne and enjoys facilitating play, creativity and physical skills.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program.
1- Image by Jackie Dixon.