Balranald

Balranald Circus Presents ‘Sideshow’

Balranald Circus Presents ‘Sideshow’

The Balranald Circus is at it again! Come and join us this Saturday, 13th December at Greenham park in Balranald, from 7pm to watch the wonderful SIDESHOW creations of the young people of Balranald Cenral School, under the watchful eyes of Bec Cooen and Scott McBurnie.

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Introducing – THE SIDESHOW PROJECT

Introducing – THE SIDESHOW PROJECT

The Sideshow Project in the next chapter in the development of the Balranald Circus; a rural youth circus which began as an OTYP project but is evolving into an autonomous youth movement with the potential to become an independent organisation. The Sideshow Project has three elements. The first is to develop circus, play-building and performance skills with the young people of Balranald; the second is to create an original performance work in the tradition of the local agricultural show, drawing on classic sideshow themes and characters; the third is professional development and leadership workshops with older young people and adults [...]

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OTYP in Balranald

OTYP in Balranald

Located in a semi-desert area crossing the Murrumbidgee River, Balranald has a population of around 1,200. Agriculture includes charcoal production, sheep farming and some irrigated cropping. Interestingly, Australia’s first telephone was installed at nearby “Yanga” station. More recently however, OTYP ran ‘BYO Grown-Up’ which was a series of two-week school-holiday workshops, running through January 2012. Each young participant brought to the workshops at some point an adult who belongs to them in some way; a parent, grandparent, older sibling or other relative, carer, neighbour or friend.

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BYO Grown Up

BYO Grown Up

BYO Grown-Up was a series of two-week school-holiday workshops, running through January 2012, in the communities of Hay, Deniliquin and Balranald. Each young participant brought to the workshops at some point an adult who belongs to them in some way; a parent, grandparent, older sibling or other relative, carer, neighbour or friend. The project’s goals were to create original performance works; empower young people as project leaders; foster creative intergenerational relationships and through performances in all three towns – create a community of theatre across the Riverina. Young people attended youth-only workshop every morning, creating performances based on themes and [...]

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