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Auckland Circus Convention Oct 17-19

International Acts Top Auckland Circus Convention Friday 17 - Sunday 19 October, 2014.

Two award winning circus companies, Circability and The Blingling Bros are partnering up with top international acts to bring Auckland their 3rd Circus Convention. This year’s offering looks set to be a stunner with an action packed weekend of workshops, competitions, forums and shows at Victoria Park and the Victory Convention Centre in Auckland Central. The Convention culminates in an incredible Circus Spectacular Gala show not to be missed. The Gala Show, hosted by The Blingling Bros (NZ Circus Award Winners 2013) will feature special performances by national and international circus stars, such as award winning Chris Carlos, internationally acclaimed Mason West and the amazing Alez Mizzen. Alex is a trained gymnast and graduate from the National Theatre Ballet. Performing across many different countries the delight she now finds is in the collaboration of these two art forms & witnessing the magic that unfolds when they do. Her powerful, yet subtle hand-balance and aerial silks/ rope acts are driven by truthfulness on stage whose style is enriched with unquestionable dance prowess, acrobatic skill and divine aerial abilities.

From the US, juggler Thom Wall comes to us fresh from the tour with Cirque du Soleil's big-top show "TOTEM”.

Thom Wall (USA) Chris Carlos (AUS) Mason West (AUS)

The NZ Circus Futures Forum is an opportunity for circus leaders and practitioners to discuss the future of circus in our communities. Special guest Rose Stephens, Program Director from NICA (Australia’s National Institute of Circus Arts) brings a wealth of experience in business management, academic leadership and performing arts industry background. In pre-convention master classes, Mason West will offer a two-day intensive focus workshop in acrobatic technique and form, safe teaching, performance methods and industry know how.

Families can come and take part in a free Family Circus Sunday in Victoria Park, hosted by Circability. The whole family can learn to circus together or pull up a rug and watch the fun of the CircOlympics featuring crazy juggling, hoop, unicycle, diabolo and more competitions. Kids can also check out the colouring competition at www.aucklandcircusconvention.co.nz and bring there entries along to the Gala to win some great circus prizes.

So treat yourself and your family to a great night out at Saturdays Gala Show, come and join us in the park Sunday afternoon or come the whole weekend to learn some serious circus skills. More information and tickets are available at http://www.aucklandcircusconvention.co.nz https://www.facebook.com/events/863635520315393/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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