Circa has announced CircAbility, an exciting and much anticipated new program bringing participants from the disability community together to learn circus skills and techniques in a series of month-long workshops and participant performances taking place in Brisbane, Cairns, Ipswich and the Gold Coast. CircAbility will commence in Brisbane on 1 March 2022.
A major new initiative for the company, CircAbility builds on a successful pilot program delivered in 2020. Based on Circa’s philosophy of the ensemble, CircAbility has been created in collaboration with local artists and disability community members. The program enables participants to stretch limits, discover capacities and enjoy social contact as they become members of the CircAbility ensemble.
Yaron Lifschitz, Circa Artistic Director said: “CircAbility is an initiative that’s close to my heart. It is a joyous sharing of circus and its ability to empower, thrill and nourish. With the generous support of our funding and project partners, the program brings the experience of circus to people with a disability. We have worked closely with members of the community to tailor a program that is accessible, inclusive and impactful. We would love to grow this initiative into an ongoing program that celebrates the potential in everyone.”
Leading the project is Queensland based creative Laura Hansford who most recently wrote and directed Opera Queensland’s touring production Are You Lonesome Tonight, and is currently a Resident Director at Circa. … Link to Full Length Article at Broadway World