Sunday, 4 February 2018

Work with us!



Join our circus family! 

Adventure Circus has been steadily growing since moving to Unit 7, Kilda Place in May 2016 and we would like to discover new instructors who would like to come and work with us!

The main objective of recruiting instructors is to facilitate the successful development, growth and performance abilities of

> our level 2 aerial improvers (students with more than 2 years of mixed aerial practice)
> our fledgling acro balance group (partner and choreographed group acro)
> our new circus play group (juggling, hula hoop, diablo, unicycle)

The second objective is to create a thriving environment for engagement in circus arts in Perth!

We would be keen to offer work in 5 week blocks depending on the skills of interested instructors.  Classes take place at the following times

> acro balance on Monday 8pm - 9pm
> aerial on Thursday 8.15pm - 9.45pm
> circus play on Saturday 11am - 12pm

If you are looking for the opportunity to enhance your CV, and can travel to Perth to our studio to teach then read on for full job descriptions, our person requirements and our instructor pay and reward scheme.  Start dates are flexible.

Job description (coming soon)

To apply, please send your CV, examples of your work (video and/or reviews) and a covering letter addressing your suitability for the role to admin@adventurecircus.org.

Your cover letter must address your suitability for the role based on objectives one and two and must outline your individual experience.  The post will be subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups check and insurance document checks.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Celebrating 250 years of circus!


Sanger's Circus big top, around 1900
The anniversary of this most pervasive, popular, born-in-Britain art form will be marked in 2018 by a UK-wide celebration!
Museums, filmmakers, designers, theatres, orchestras, schools, libraries and circuses will all join in – circus is everywhere and for everyone.
Circus250 is about enabling pioneering work, forging new partnerships, building new audiences and embedding circus at the heart of our culture – in the ground-breaking spirit of Astley.
About
250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land near London’s Waterloo, showman, entrepreneur and equestrian rider Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. It was 1768, a time of revolutions, and poet William Blake could have been one of Astley’s first customers. But the real revolution Astley created was a whole new art form. His 42 foot ring, the dazzling combination of jugglers, acrobats, clowns, strong men, bareback riders… Every circus, anywhere, began at this moment in 1768.
250 years later, circus is a worldwide phenomenon. There’s barely an art form that isn’t touched by it – from Sir Peter Blake’s circus collages to cutting edge performance art. Every schoolchild can tell you what a circus is. Many of us would secretly like to run away and join one.



We will be celebrating #Circus250 in 2018 and will be following the #CIRCUS250 CHARTER:

CELEBRATE 250 years of circus throughout 2018 with performances, exhibitions, and events nationwide. There will be a one-month focus on each of the Six Cities of Circus between April and October.

PROMOTE Circus250 year-round celebrations with branding, website, social media, marketing, press and an explosion of attention on all the different and fabulous forms of circus.

COLLABORATE with a broad range of those who create and innovate in circus, and support collaboration with unexpected partners to enable exciting new work.

EDUCATE, through providing resources to schools and libraries to enable them to celebrate Circus250.

ADVOCATE how circus can be both enjoyed and experienced by everyone, by engaging with decision makers and bringing their attention to the benefits of circus activity and education. High profile Circus Champions will tell the story of the importance and influence of circus.

DEVELOP new audiences for circus, letting people know the many wonderful expressions of circus, cross-marketing contemporary and traditional circuses, so that audiences are introduced to circus wherever and however it appears.

EMBED circus in our artistic and educational experiences, so that everyone in the UK may know the many forms it takes, and the many ways in which they can take part and create.

And most of all SURPRISE. #Circus250 celebrates the past, but looks to the future. It’s a radical celebration. It seeks to astound.

For full details, check out http://circus250.com/



Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Acrobalance with FORMA FORTIS!


We are so excited to announce that we will have the fabulous internationally renowned acrobalance performance group Forma Fortis visiting Adventure Circus to deliver a 2 day acro-intensive workshop!

Alex and Marion, assisted by Leon and Killian, will lead workshops which are suitable for active improvers and those who are advanced, and is for groups and individuals.


SKILL LEVEL
Forma Fortis workshops are suitable for anyone with an active acro practice.  It is not suitable for absolute beginners. As a multi-levels event, students will receive catered instruction to their skill level, whenever possible.

Alex and Marion will teach acrobalance in all variations with the base lying on the floor as well as on a standing base, how to get in to a trick and how to get out in different variations. We will offer duo as well as trio tricks and we won't forget about the fun of acro during the hard work! 

Schedule

09:00 - 09:30 warm up
09:30 - 10:45 Workshop 1
break 15 min
11:00 - 12:15 Workshop 2
Lunch 12:15  - 13:30
13:30  - 14:45 Workshop 3
Break 15 min
15:00 - 16:15 Workshop 4
Break 15 min
16:30 - 17:30 Workshop 5
17.30 - 18:00 cool down

Booking will open soon.  Watch this space!



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Book tickets for Destination



Adventure Circus are proud to present our next full length aerial circus production.... Destination!

Following on from the success of sell out show Seasons last year, our cast will be returning to provide you with a fantastic new show!

Date: 4th November
Time: 14:00 Matinee SOLD OUT
           19:30 Evening SOLD OUT
Price: £12/£10 (if bought directly from an Adventure Circus cast member)
Place: Goodlyburn Theatre, Perth College Campus, Crieff Road, Perth.

Destination is an around the world tour, featuring various different countries, cities, cultures and of course....circus!

Our team of acrobats will lead you on this journey, with each act influened by a different country or culture. Acts will include aerial, acrobalance, juggling and more, and everything is created by our instructors and students as a combined effort.

For some, this is their 2nd....3rd...10th show even, but for others this will be their debut performance!

The Audience: (That's you guys!!)

We would love you to come and join us in this experience, and you can do so by purchasing tickets by clicking the paypal button below. There will be a small charge of 60p for paypal purchases, bringing the total cost to £12.60.

You can also speak to our instructors or students directly to purchase tickets at a discounted price of £10.

We also have a Pay It Forward scheme.  This is our charity donation scheme where you are able to purchase another ticket to support our charity partner - The One Stop Shop -  and we will match the donation with another ticket!

The One Stop Shop is a service which supports adults (16+) diagnosed with autism spectrum condition.  The services are provided by the Autism Initiative Scotland.

We hope to see lots of you there, and please tell your family and friends to come along as well, we want to make this our second sold out production!!

After the evening show there will be a circus social gathering at The Venue (the pub) so please come and join us and find out more about what we do and give us feedback on the show.

ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.  THANK YOU!


Previous Productions: 

Seasons - 2016