"Their sensitive and energetic educational program is on the leading edge of Circus Arts and Circus Education in Australia"
Be Ward, Youth Worker, Mutitjulu Community
Circosis have an impressive reputation, having delivered over 100 circus education programs to more than 50 remote indigenous communities in Australia, Costa Rica, South Africa and Madagascar. Their strength lies in their experience of working with marginalised youth in remote areas, and they have gained widespread respect through their integrity, flexibility, openness, commitment, continuity and of course humour.
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"Circosis have a natural ability to connect with children that relates on many levels, valuing and nurturing even the shyest children to participate, this is a wonderful program."
Peter Lowson, Tangentyere Aboriginal Council
Their unique program specialises in using activities which enable young people to feel empowered through fun and healthy activity, in a safe environment. They are highly skilled in a wide variety of circus arts, enabling them to work with all age levels in a culturally appropriate way whilst transferring exciting new skills.
Circus skills and performance art are used as pedagogical tools to promote the interchange of ideas, and the sharing of cultural experiences. The benefits of the program include tangible outcomes such as skill building, goal acquisition and healthy, physical activity. However, the outcomes such as self-empowerment, confidence, team work, solidarity, & self-discipline are far more reaching. The performance component encourages communication, expression and leadership skills, offering a platform to give a voice to young people.
"As a school we found Circosis' workshops a powerful opportunity for our students to engage with performance art and enable them to build their confidence, our students and teachers held enormous regard for Sarah and Andrew ...Thank you Circosis for your professionalism and passion."
Stuart Dwyer, Principal, Maningrida School
Through the use of physical theatre, circus and comedy Circosis build towards a community performance bringing people together creating excitement, unity and revelry.
"As parents of 9 children and on behalf of Mimili community thank you very much for teaching our children what circus life is all about, the children were very happy and learnt about co-ordination, balance, fitness, flexibility and most of all being patient with one another and themselves. Keep up the good work and inspiring Anangu children with their dreams."
Kaye and Robert Fielding
Circosis visits are great fun, and with so many positive outcomes it will be an experience that is unforgettable and talked about for a long time to come!
"Circosis made a funny show and we laughed and laughed. That was a really funny show"
Kevin Lofty James (13 years old) Finke Community, 2007
Circosis are renowned for being at the forefront of youth programs in remote Australia. They have inspired other similar outreach programs and now consult for youth organisations.
"Circosis are a professional and hardworking team who offer an excellent program to communities"
Sasha Keisling, NPYWC Aboriginal Corporation
Circosis value their relationships and feel very honoured to learn from, share knowledge and visit places belonging to some of the oldest continuing cultures on the planet. They acknowledge the traditional owners past and present of the lands they visit.