Sliders Youth Troupe

TERM 2 | 19th April to 4th July

Sunday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
with Rachel Bodenstaff

The Sliders youth troupe is CircusWA's advanced troupe made up of circus students aged 15-22. Participation is by invite only with performers chosen based on their exceptional skills in Circus arts, focus and independence in training, and interest in going beyond 'tricks' and becoming a performer. The program accepts up to 12 students annually.

In this troupe students explore clown and performance quality alongside development of their own creativity. Participants will explore solo and duo works as well as a strong focus on ensemble work. All students are expected to expand beyond their primary circus skill and develop a breadth of skills in acrobatics, aerials and juggling. The program is designed to prepare the participants for entrance into specialist circus training institutions nationally and internationally. This is also a pathway into professional performance with a variety of production companies in WA.

On top of two skills training sessions a week (individuals choose), the troupe meets weekly on a Sunday afternoon and are asked to attend one open training session on a Friday for self-directed development. During holidays when not in creative developments or rehearsals, students are invited to attend skills intensives with a range of inspirational guest artists.

The Sliders annual program is made up of skills intensives, one major annual production with a guest artistic director and a variety of smaller productions at local festivals and arts events.

WEEKLY TRAINING EXPECTATIONS:
x 2 Weekly specialist skills classes - 3hrs (subsidised)
Friday Open troupe training - 2hrs (free)
Sunday Sliders performance session - 2hrs ($300)

$300/term

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