We are proud to inform you that as part of Mullumbimby’s Spaghetti Circus, three students from our school presented their brand new work Jumping Point with circus colleagues from Circus Arts, Byron Bay and Brisbane’s Circus Zoo during the 2018 Commonwealth Games that were held on the Gold Coast over 2 weeks in April.
And what a glorious success it was. Audience members from around the globe were wowed as 23 circus artists demonstrated the skills they have honed in their years of training.
Jumping Point was directed by international showman Captain Frodo aka “the Incredible Rubber Man” who said of meshing together three different companies of performers from 12 years old and up “When you put them together, you get distinct, different flavours,” he said. “It really makes the show seem more diverse and more rich.”
The show was performed 8 times across 3 days on the Roundabout Stage at Broadbeach as part of the Cultural Programme Festival2018. After the event, Artistic Director of the cultural programme, Yaron Lifschitz said of Jumping Point “the show was really enjoyable, subversive, funny and skilful and it wowed and entertained audiences. I don’t think anyone watching would have any idea of the complexity of working with multiple youth circuses, wrangling a cast of that size, grappling with the stage and environment and working with a festival as complex as Festival2018.”
And what did the performers make of their foray into the international spotlight? Would they do it all again? General Manager of the Spaghetti Circus, Alice Cadwell reported there was a unanimous and resounding motion from the cast that they wanted to take the show on the road and tour the world. Well, watch this space!
Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School students, assisted by Steve (Ric) Richards:
Year 9 – Reuben Poole
Year 10 – Anais Stewart-Long, Lucia Bora