A custom-built circus training centre, operated by Queensland’s largest youth arts organisation Flipside Circus, is set to open in Brisbane next year.
The new space will be an important addition to the city’s thriving circus ecology, said Robert Kronk, CEO and Creative Director of Flipside Circus.
‘One of the main pillars that Flipside is built on is engaging with and supporting our fellow circus artists and independent artists, and it’s really important for us to build that into the new space – it will be somewhere that people can train in and work in,’ he said.
The new centre has been designed with the needs of Brisbane’s thriving circus community in mind as much as the training needs of Flipside’s young artists, Kronk continued.
‘Circus artists don’t need office space so much anymore, but they certainly need rehearsal space, training space, workshop space and space in which to build a show. And storage too –you need somewhere to park your set and your apparatus, when a show’s in that touring cycle of getting out and about and coming home for a few months and heading off again. We really want to build all that into the fabric of the building,’ he told ArtsHub…
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