Held twice weekly on ZOOM, these discussions include our Featured Creators, and many others from the extraordinarily rich world of circus, both classic and contemporary. Some recent guests include Gypsy Snider of The 7 Fingers, Tuan Le of Cirque Du Vietnam, Mat Ricardo of London Varieties, and Lisa Fa’alafi of Hot Brown Honey. The panels are discussions about how we make circus, from both a creative and business point of view, covering topics as diverse as “The Director’s Creative Process”, “The Digital Centre Ring: Circus Online, how to do it; Should we do it?; What are the issues?”, and “Intercultural Collaboration and Circus”. The panel discussions are frequently booked out, so make sure you RSVP to secure a spot and participate in the Q&A.
The panel discussions can also be viewed live on our Facebook page. Once recorded, they will stay on the Facebook page for approx. 24 hours, then they are posted on our website videos page. They are available free for two weeks on the website, after which we charge a small fee of $3.
Find our upcoming panel discussions here
Find our recorded panel discussions here
Arrange your private consultations with our Featured Circus Creators. These can be mentoring sessions or creative consultations, and are tailored to suit your goals. You can send information and footage in advance of the consultation to assist the Featured Circus Creator in preparing for the sessions.
If you need it, we will work with you to develop your topic and select the best Creator for you. There is no limit on the number of consultations you can book, however, there may be some limitations on the Featured Creators availability.
The 30 minute consultation fees are:
Full Price AUD$75
Concession Price AUD$30 (please provide a concession card). First Nations Australian artists can receive free consultations with Harley Mann.
Head over to our Contact Page to make a booking.
Photo: Aaron Walker
These are free, bite sized, introductions to our Featured Circus Creators. Some of these videos include introductory lessons or creative provocations, others are purely an introduction to the creator’s process. They will give you a sense of who you might like to connect with.
Over the coming months, we hope to add some longer form masterclasses to this section, for a modest fee. You can also find our Panel Discussions on the videos page.
Find our videos here
We would love to hear your suggestions regarding Featured Circus Creators, Panel Discussion Topics and possible video masterclass topics, and any other aspects of The Circus Arts Hub.
Send your thoughts via our contacts page.
Photo: Alex Yoku
Antonella is an influential circus advocate, producer, director, dramaturg and performer. She is Curator of The Circus Arts Hub, and she is also a circus consultant (www.antonellacasella.com). She was the Senior Artistic Associate for Australian company, Circus Oz (www.circusoz.com.au), for 15 years. Since she began her career as an artist in 1986 she has worked for, and collaborated with, leading companies in the UK, France, Canada, USA, Latin America, China, and throughout Australia.
She co-founded the company now known as Circa (circa.org.au). She also led the advocacy work of the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association for many years (ACAPTA's charter is now part of Theatre Network Australia). Antonella's career has always been focussed on facilitating excellence and innovation in the Circus Arts, and The Circus Arts Hub is her first major foray into doing this in the digital realm.
I am thrilled to announce that aerial choreographer, award winning photographer and visual designer, Aaron Walker, will be collaborating with me on The Circus Arts Hub. Originally from the UK Aaron immersed himself in the European circus scene after graduating from The Circus Space BA program in 2001.
Aaron began taking photos of the circus artists he worked with whilst touring as an international aerial performer. He has since developed two parallel, award-winning careers in photography/design and aerial choreography. Read on to hear his artistic rationale as a photographer and circus creator.
2020 CIRCUS FUTURES PANEL CURATOR
Circus director Zebastian Hunter began his career as an elite circus artist appearing in performances all over the world in circus companies, festivals, cabarets, TV, Gala events, the 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and from 2009-2015 he performed as a featured soloist in Cirque Du Soleil's Alegria and Quidam.
Committed to study Zebastian has trained at the Fruit Fly Circus, the National Circus School of Montreal, at UNISA (Master of Arts and Cultural Management), and NIDA (Master of Fine Arts-Directing).
A diverse, globally-connected circus community working together to create amazing circus.
To contribute to the development of the circus arts through connecting diverse circus artists and other circus arts professionals across the globe.
Photo: Aaron Walker
The Circus Arts Hub is in the process of becoming a formal organisation under Victorian Law in Australia. Until that is finalised, we are a collective of volunteers.
We created The Circus Arts Hub as a response to the COVID-19 situation, and are not taking any commission on consultations during this time.
Any money raised from KO-FI donations and video purchases will go towards a fund for the staff members who are not currently waged in any capacity. Once COVID-19 is managed, and we return to an environment where circus artists are able to perform in public again, The Circus Arts Hub will work towards creating a sustainable social enterprise business model.
Photo: Aaron Walker
As of May 2018, with the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, there is one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the EU, wherever they are based.
Stronger rules on data protection mean:
• people have more control over their personal data
• businesses benefit from a level playing field
European Commission EU data protection rules:
Photo: Aaron Walker