Life? It's a Circus!
“The performers were absolutely excellent! Ability to read the audience and improvise was excellent. Focus and skill was amazing to watch and great content/meaning beyond just circus skill.” St Rita’s College – HOD Drama
DURATION 45/ 60 minutes
45 minute Physical/Circus Theatre Show
60 minute duration including Post Performance discussion/ Q & A with artists (* NB this can be extended to include a post performance workshop with students)
Available in both primary and secondary formats.
Through the use of high level physicality, balloons, poetry, balancing chairs, acrobatic antics and clown, these 2 highly experienced circus theatre performers promise to take you on a thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining, journey through the ups and downs of life. An energetic theatrical adventure that will have audiences wondering, laughing, gasping, artistically and philosophically inspired– and pondering the human condition.
History of Work
Life? It’s a Circus! was created, specifically for touring to families and school aged audiences. Since 2012 it has toured throughout Queensland through the Artslink/QAC program, to much acclaim. Excerpts from this show have also graced the stage throughout schools, venues and festival stages in Taiwan, with Uhan Shii Cultural Collaboration Company.
Life? It’s a Circus! is a highly versatile show, with minimal technical needs. It can be performed in theatres, community halls, indoor and outdoor spaces. Show content can be adapted to suit particular age groups. This is a work suitable for all ages– Prep through to 120!
- Access to 1 x Power Point
- Clear and Level ground minimum 5m x 5m(concrete, grass, wood, carpet etc: are all good but NO gravel or sand or loose surfaces please)
- Minimum Height 3.5 metres (clear and unobstructed)
- Sufficient room for audience with 1 m clear space in front of designated performance space ( the performers are performing high level physical manoeuvres)
- PA (2 speakers on tripods ideally – we can supply if you advise us in advance that you cannot) ** NB * PA needs to be suitable for patching in laptop computer (performers will self-operate the sound during the show)
From high schools and primary schools where this work has toured throughout 2012 & 2013
Deadly (of course), awesome, sooo funny. He proposed to Miss Rush! I really liked that one. They are so clever.
Eidvold SHS student
Absolutely brilliant! The light and shade was very interesting… Students were engaged from start to finish. Extremely entertaining. Thank you very, very much!
Eidvold SHS HOD Drama
Great show of skills and control of movement. Very impressed with the relaxed and approachable nature of both artists
Biloela SHS HOD Drama
Amazing. Loved it. Hilarious.
St Stephens Lutheran College Student
It was entertaining for all ages, provided a great contrast between scenes. It was fun!
Gladstone SHS Student
Great performance, very entertaining, the acrobatics were impressive and inspiring.
Gladstone SHS HOD Drama
Wow! That was amazing!
St Margaret’s AGS – Student
We loved the connectedness between the performers …There was a moment focused on domestic abuse. Beautiful…
St Margaret’s AGS – HOD Drama
“Excellent”, “So much Fun”, “It was so funny”, “Engaged with audience”, “My first experience of theatre-wow!”
St Rita’s College – Student comments
The performers were absolutely excellent! Ability to read the audience and improvise was excellent. Focus and skill was amazing to watch and great content/meaning beyond just circus skill.
St Rita’s College – HOD Drama
Great! That was awesome! So cool, wish I could do that! Miss will you teach me to do that?
Biloela SHS Student
Amazing performance. You were able to deliver some important messages in a mystifying performance. I would see it again. Thanks!
St Stephens Lutheran College HOD Drama
I just wanted to write and say thank you to the two Sault Poets who visited our school yesterday. It was a wonderful workshop which they managed in an engaging and informative manner; despite there being larger numbers than they originally anticipated. Student feedback has been nothing but positive (which is rare for teenagers). They are buzzing with interesting ideas and concepts for their upcoming assessments and in some cases life courses. Please pass on my gratitude to the practitioners. I will definitely be requesting this workshop for future units.
Skye Strand – Drama, Creative Arts and Humanities Teacher
Also available : 1 hour – 2 week workshops and/or artist in residency programs for ages 7 – 99. The Sault Poets offer Physical Theatre, Street Performance and Circus Workshops for Beginners through to Masterclasses and Professional Development/ Train the Trainer level. Workshops can culminate in a performance outcome or just focus on overall skill development.
The Sault Poets can also be brought in to work on Community, School, Festival and Amateur Performance group productions – offering Script Writing, Performance Creation, Creative Consultancy, Choreography, Show Doctoring Direction, Scenery & Set Design and Props Making.