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“Perilous” - A Summer Circus Festival

17 January 2007

“Perilous” - A Summer Circus Festival

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Awkward Productions in association with the Wellington Circus Trust and Meridian Energy Summer City presents “Perilous” - A Summer Circus Festival.
Celebrate the sawdust and the sunshine! Be amazed by national and Wellington's very own circus performers, theatre, hip hop, music, street and community artists.

Try workshops in flying trapeze, juggling, balancing and unicycling or simply watch Civic Square transformed by exotic characters and beautiful objects in this first ever Circus Festival in Wellington on Sunday 28th January.

We are excited at the scope of this event and to be introducing the concepts and wonder of “new circus” to the Wellington community in this hands-on participative event. There is something for everyone, from High Flyers on the outdoor aerial rigs to sitting in the sun eating candyfloss and soaking up the carnival atmosphere” says festival co-producer Deborah Pope says.

There will be the awesome Lady Suspend and her rope; Magenta Diamond and her spinning hoops; Mason West, balancing for his life to the back drop of the city and serenaded by Wellington’s hottest award winning “Zircus – The Big Band”

Capital E workshops with AkeAke Theatre Company, EmpressStiltdance, Horse Vaulting the Rimutaka Odd Sox, BMX Bandits and Unicycle magic and much more.

The producers will create living sculptures outside Wellington City Gallery and why not take the opportunity to see the Sam Taylor Wood exhibition on its closing day while your in the Civic Square?

The lady’s from Craftwerk, the “Lady Luck” caravan, popcorn and candyfloss all create the fantasy of the “Big Top” in Civic Square for the day.

The day is launched with a Grand Opening Ceremony at 12.00pm and finishes with a bang with the grand finale at 4.30pm.

A Magic Day in summer! Bring the friends, bring the family, bring the kids, bring the carnival and the candyfloss, the grease paint and the giggles!


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