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This circus program has been developed to support diverse physical and intellectual abilities. While we would love to include students with disabilities into our mainstream programs, the rigours and demands of circus and safety does not allow for such a breadth of abilities. So, in 2018, supported by DADAA, we began to explore and develop a unique and supportive program that could cater for the needs of disabled kids and teens who love to engage physically with the world around them. This program supports young bodies to get fit and strong, and to grow young minds artistically – not matter their disability.
By removing the barriers to cultural participation for children with disabilities, the program offers skills development, creativity and social connection.
This weekly Training Program is designed to support children and teens with diverse physical and intellectual abilities. In these classes we aim to remove the barriers to cultural participation for children with disabilities and offer opportunities for physical strength and skills training alongside creativity, mentoring, social connection and career pathways.
This program occurs during term times. If you have any questions please call us to discuss your child’s unique abilities.
BYO: laughter, determination and support person if required
B’Spoke is a thought-provoking and heartwarming circus and physical theatre show about a bespoke lighthouse that doesn’t quite fit in with its more traditional counterparts. While it may not have the same classic look or practical features as a normal lighthouse, B’Spoke possesses a unique set of gifts and attributes that allow it to do more and teach us lessons about ourselves. Through its charming and engaging Storytellers and the magical world of circus, B’Spoke explores themes of individuality, acceptance, and the true meaning of beauty. Join us on this journey of discovery and self-reflection, as we uncover the world of B’Spoke and the true value of being one-of-a-kind.
“B’spoke” is a groundbreaking show by CIRCUS WA that celebrates the talents and experiences of six remarkable young people with disabilities. Through a mesmerizing fusion of circus, multimedia, dance, and videography, the show takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into their worlds. Collaborating with the talented youth troupe of Circus WA, these individuals showcase their unique abilities, personalities, and perspectives, challenging stereotypes and preconceptions along the way. With heartwarming moments of joy and empowerment, “B’spoke” is a captivating and inspiring celebration of diversity and inclusion that will leave audiences both amazed and moved.
In 2018, a collaboration between DADAA and CircusWA produced Experience Collider – a performance project for teenagers with high support needs disabilities and our Youth Troupe performers. Supported by Telethon and the Telethon Kids Institute, the project saw 30 young people aged 13 to 19 work together for 18 months to create, rehearse and ultimately perform Experience Collider at the State Theatre Centre as part of the 2019 AWESOME Festival.
The show was described as a journey during which all the young people moved through the experience together, all exploring it differently – some suspended in the air, some in chairs or on wheeled platforms, some singing, some carrying lights or video cameras, and some vocalising or signing. They needed to find a way through the Collider as a group, each taking turns but always together.