CircaSEA

CircaSEA is proudly presented by Healthway and the Act Belong Commit message.

 

CircaSEA is Southern Edge Arts’ very own performance group, bringing together talented and advanced members of SEA from around the Great Southern. CircaSEA was formed in 2008 by a group of young performers eager to share their passion and abilities with the world. Since then they have travelled, trained and performed far and wide including Rockingham, Broome and Karridale as well as  Albany & Denmark.

If you would like to book CircaSEA for your event contact the office on 9841 6002, or email seamail@southernedge.org.au

Read below for more of their travelling antics and crazy shows.

2015

In response to the highly successful performance season in Albany, CircaSEA, took Enigma: Leonardo’s Realm on the road, to the Western Australian Circus festival to a crowd of over 100, under the Lunar Circus Big Top in Karridale WA.
Click here to read more: Enigma, CircaSEALeonardo's Realm

Game Changer is an original group devised performance created by CircaSea and Theatre Troupe for the December performance season.
Click here to read more: Southern Edge Game Changer

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Other CircaSEA appearances:
Paint the Town Red at the Rotary International Gala Dinner was a youth devised aerial spectacular for 260 people, March.
Aerial performance and community workshops at the Cranbrook Festival, March. 
CircaSEA’s second visit to the Ballingup Small Farm Field Day for clowning performance and collaboration with Blackwood Community Circus workshops, April.
CircaSEA performance with strong men, jugglers, and acrobats for Celebrate WA day, June.
CircaSEA devised another impressive aerial performance for the popular community event, Albany Car Classic, May.

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2013

CircaSEA begin the year with intensive training at the 2013 WA Circus Festival in Karridale. The Director of the Festival invited CircaSEA to perform just days before opening. The members stepped up to produce nothing short of a top quality performance.

CircaSEA also conducted manipulation workshops for visitors to the Festival involving hoola hoops, diablo and juggling.

In February, CircaSEA was invited by Albany Speedway to entertain 2500 speedway fans from across the Great Southern during intermission of their Speedway event. They devised and delivered an entertaining program which generated enthusiastic praise from thrilled audiences and was highly regarded within the Great Southern Community in the months that followed.

CircaSEA also performed as part of the Southern Edge Arts entertainment the City of Albany Christmas Pageant in December. Performers showcased their aerial and ground talents with the new Aerial Rig for the first time publicly. Audience members were amused with the comic roving performers and impressed by the professional quality show that followed.

 

 

 

 

2010

Circus Joseph Ashton performance, Albany.
CircaSEA members were invited to be the support act to Circus Joseph Ashton performances. Members created a pirate themed ground performance with tumbling, acro-balance, manipulation and pyramids. Performing with Circus Joseph Ashton was a memorable moment for many of the members who are proud to have had this opportunity.

2009

Circus Joseph Ashton with Renae Pilkinton and Scott Craig, training in Rockingham.

Members traveled for a two week intensive training course covering skills in aerials, tumbling, manipulation and more. They were given the opportunity meet and train with members of the prestigious Circus Joseph Ashton. CircaSEA now has a strong link with Circus Joseph Ashton.

 

2008

Party in the Park, at North Road Shopping Centre, Albany
Trapeze, silks and other aerial apparatus were rigged from the roof trusses. Mats and floor equipment where set filling the floor with colour. Members performed a dress up birthday themed circus show which was open to the public.

 

2017

CircaSEA, presented by Act-Belong-Commit, has already been seen in and around the Albany community and beyond.

Visitors to the Porgongurup Wine Festival, were wowed again by the aerial extraordinaire of CircaSEA. For the second year, CircaSEA traveled to the Porongurup National Park to perform an exciting ‘French Cafe’ story of laughter, chaos and thrills.

Porongurup Wine Fest aerials

At the inaugural Welcome The Whales Festival, CircaSEA performed along side younger circus members, delivering a moving item about beautiful mammals and exploring the ocean. At Whale World, Discovery Bay, CircaSEA performed a dynamic routine of acrobatics, sliding table and mini-trampoline.

WTW-5727 The Albany Car Classic were thrilled to have our impressive aerial rig set up on the main street of Albany during the famous Car Classic event, again this year.

 

2016

CircaSEA made it’s inaugural performance at the Porgongurup Wine Festival in March. Talented aerialists performed a jazzy mix of comedy, emotion and fun under the trees of the Porognurup National Park.

CircaSEA at Porongurup

CircaSEA members also traveled to Esperence for the Kids Fun Day Out event in March. Hugely popular with the locals, CircaSEA have already been invited back for another aerial performance next year.

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CircaSEA and the SEA Capoeria group collaborated for the Albany Car Classic and Celebrate WA event at the Albany Museum.

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2014

Another busy year for the popular performance troupe CircaSEA. The year started with another trip to Lunar Circus to perform for the audiences of the West Australian Circus Festival.

Albany locals and members of the Red Cross enjoyed an acrobatic display at the Albany Museum in March.

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CircaSEA had been invited to perform a 20 minute show at the annual Balingup Small Field Day event, April. Following the performance they conducted workshops for local children and circus group, Blackwood Community Circus.

CircaSEA also performed at Show & Shine, the Festival of Discovery, and ANZAC Albany Celebrations. Audiences were delighted with stilt walkers, acrobalance, object manipulations, acrobatics silk and aerial performance, and Pirrot Circus clowns.

Enigma- Leonardo’s Realm
Devised by CircaSEA in collaboration with Beth O’Neill and internationally renowned circus artist Chris Mayhew, Enigma: Leonardo’s Realm was both visually exciting and uniquely insightful exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s incredible talent. Based largely on his sketches and diaries, this highly choreographed performance was a feast of exhilarating aerial and ground performance with acrobatic machines, pitching, Chinese pole, object manipulations and several aerial apparatus including double trapeze, aerial cubes, silk and hammock, cloud swing alongside stunning projections of da Vinci’s work; allowing the audience to be fully immersed in da Vinci’s powerful vision.

Exerts of this performance was taken to the WA Museum for the official opening of the Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition.

Enigma Leonardo's Realm Acrobats

2012

Lunar Circus WA Circus Festival, Karridale Tour.
Participants traveled to Karridale near Margaret River and participated in the Lunar Circus Summer School. Training 9am – 5pm each day with international artists, members worked hard to gain new skills whilst working on their new show. Over the two weeks, participants built a new show and presented it at the WA Lunar Circus Festival proudly representing SEA. After their return to Albany they brought the show to audiences here at the City of Albany Australia Day celebrations.

Spiders Web, Broome Tour.
Together with Sandfly Circus, CircaSEA recreated SEA’s 2011 production Spiders Web, in Broome over two weeks. Training hard in the heat, the performance came together and members gained trust in their new friends. At the end of the two weeks CircaSEA and Sandfly Circus performed Spiders Web three times at the community high school with excited responses from audience members.

2011

Spiders Web, Broome Tour.
Together with Sandfly Circus, CircaSEA recreated SEA’s 2011 production Spiders Web, in Broome over two weeks. Training hard in the heat, the performance came together and members gained trust in their new friends. At the end of the two weeks CircaSEA and Sandfly Circus performed Spiders Web three times at the community high school with excited responses from audience members.

Perth Royal Show
SEA was invited to perform at the Perth Royal Show as part of the City of Albany’s Guest Town exhibition. Circus Trainer, Beth O’Neill, and a handful of the circus kids developed a twenty-minute performance and hosted workshops teaching different types of manipulation from hula-hoops to juggling over the first weekend of the Show (October 1st and 2nd). The performance was based on an urban/street comedy theme, containing a mix of manipulation, tumbling, adagio and slapstick. As ever, our crew did us all proud and our demonstration added colour, vibrancy and fun to the Albany exhibition, as we do in Albany itself.

 

 

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Act Belong Commit