Events

Circus Jam 2017 Circus Jam 2017

Thursday 1st June
from 4-6pm

To celebrate youth week 2017 Circability are offering free Circus Workshops at Vic Park on Thursday 1st June from 4-6pm.

Chris Huriwai and Sam La Hood from Hippo Unicycles will be leading Unicycle Workshops at the Skate Park, and Thomas and crew will be out in the park with diabolo, juggling and hoops.

 

Good in the Hood Good in the Hood


Vote for us for being Good in the Hood at Z Ponsonby on Williamson Ave

 

We are one of four groups they are supporting and your vote determines how much of the $4,000 we get.

So please head down to Z Ponsonby Williamson Ave during May and vote for us!

 

School Holiday Programme at TAPAC School Holiday Programme at TAPAC

18 - 21 & 26 - 28 April
10 - 14 & 17 - 21 July
2 - 6 & 9 - 13 October

Circability will be teaching circus holiday programme for two weeks at TAPAC in the upcoming holidays. Circus skills teachers Sara Kidston and Thomas Hinz are inspiring circus artists experienced at working with all ages and abilities and will challenge students of all levels.

For more information, click here...

 

Events

School Holiday Programme at TAPAC Victoria Park Youth Circus Challenge

Sunday 19 March
from 4pm to 6pm

The Circability youth team have organised three Youth Circus Challenges this summer and are excited to be back in Victoria Park on Sunday 19th March, for their final burst.

We've invited local groups Silver Circle and the University Circus Club to join in alongside Hippo's World Unicycle Champs Christian Huriwai and Sam La Hood. Sara Kidston from Cirqle Productions is bringing in her trapeze, and we have lots of talented youth ready to share their skills.

Don't miss our final summer challenge of the season, with some amazing and free Circus Workshops and Demo's. Learn from some masters or share your own skills in acrobatics, trapeze, unicycle, juggling, diabolo, hoop, poi, etc. Ideal for those 12 years and older. Many thanks to Auckland Council's #AKL Play Team for supporting these events.

Check out our last Circus Challenge at Victoria Park here.

For more Information contact: 09 361 3801 or circability@gmail.com

Youth Week 2016 Free Family Circus Sundays

2-4pm
3rd Sunday each month
from October until March

Thanks to the Waitemata Local Board Family Circus Sundays are back at Victoria Park this summer. Bring the family down to play and learn different circus skills in the park.

A great circus party at the park offering active entertainment for the whole family!

For more information, click here...

 

School Holiday Programme at TAPAC Youth Circus Challenge at Browns Bay Beach

Saturday 25 February
from 2pm to 4pm

Circability are thrilled to be bringing a free Youth Circus Challenge to Browns Bay, thanks to Auckland Council's #AKL Play Team.

We've teamed up with Havago Circus and Hippo's World Unicycle Champs Christian Huriwai and Sam La Hood, to bring free Circus Workshops and Demo's to Beachfront Lane.

If you're aged 12-24 (!!) this if for you! (We probably wont send others away but thats the 'target'! Younger and older ones can join Havago Circus from 11am at their monthly meet-up).

If you have circus skills come share them and learn some new tricks from some masters; or just come and Havago at juggling, diabolo, hoop, poi, etc. You can even just come and watch some demo's.

Check out our last Circus Challenge at Victoria Park here.

We'll be right opposite the Java Cafe on the beachfront.

For more Information contact: 09 361 3801 or circability@gmail.com

 

School Holiday Programme at TAPAC School Holiday Programme at TAPAC

9-13 January &
23-27 January

Circability will be teaching circus holiday programme for two weeks at TAPAC in the upcoming holidays. Circus skills teachers Sara Kidston and Thomas Hinz are inspiring circus artists experienced at working with all ages and abilities and will challenge students of all levels.

For more information, click here...

 

2016 Annual General Meeting

Circability Central
Thursday 15th December
at 3 pm

All Welcome to hear a report on an active year at Circability and the re-election of officers.

If you are interested in joining our Trust, we are always on the look out for active board members that can help with fundraising or offer their expertise to help us develop sustainable and effective programmes.

For more information, phone
09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

Diversity Day 2016 Circability Central Open Day

Victoria Park
Thursday 1st December

Circability Central Open Day celebrates diversity at Victoria Park. We invite the community to come and see the 2016 Creative Space of the year awarded by Arts Access Aotearoa.

Circability is putting on an exciting programme of inclusive workshops, performances and an exhibition for all ages and abilities to celebrate the International Day for People with Disabilities.

For more information, click here...

School Holiday Programme at TAPAC

School Holiday Programme at TAPAC

26 - 30 September &
3 - 7 October

Circability will be teaching circus holiday programme for two weeks at TAPAC in the upcoming holidays. Circus skills teachers Sara Kidston and Jo de Carvahlo are inspiring circus artists experienced at working with all ages and abilities and will challenge students of all levels.

For more information, click here...

Youth Week 2016 Le Petit Circus School Holiday Programme at Circability Central

3 - 7 October

Run away and join the circus next holidays!

Alliance Française Auckland and Circability are excited to bring you a fabulous combination of circus skills workshops and fun French learning for children in the October school holidays.

For more information, click here...

Youth Week 2016 Youth week 2016
(21 - 29 May)

We'll celebrate it with a series of high skills workshops and events

Saturday 28th May
Victoria Park Skate Park

Action includes free circus workshops with World Unicycle Champions Chris Huriwai and Sam La Hood. For more information click here...

Hula Hoop Saturday with Lisa Lü on World Circus Day Hula Hoop Saturday
2 Workshops with Lisa Lü

11:00–14:30
Saturday 16 April
Circability Central
Victoria Park

Take your chance to participate in two brand new Hula Hoop workshops, especially developed for the World Circus Day. One workshop is getting in touch with the classical side of hula hoop, the other one gives you a deep look in to one specific concept. Choose one or do both!!!

For more information, click here...

Workshop with Rhys Miller Jay Gilligan
Juggling Launch Pad

6.00pm
Thursday 31 March
Circability Central
Victoria Park

For youth and the young at heart - a fantastic opportunity to experience the world of juggling with the head professor of juggling at Sweden's University of Dance and Circus!

The Juggling Launch Pad is a unique chance to work with Jay Gilligan, previous two time Guinness World Record holder and performer with Cirque du Soleil. The workshop will cover cutting edge, contemporary and experimental juggling techniques collected from all over the globe, with a focus on Scandinavian trends. Additionally, foundation-building basics will be incorporated for a well-rounded experience.

The workshop will teach concepts and ideas through small, accessible tricks that absolutely anyone can learn. Juggling will be looked at in three areas - the objects, the body, and rhythm.

This workshop gives insight into techniques and tricks from around the world that everyone can instantly learn!

Cost $20

For more information, phone 09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

Workshop with Rhys Miller Workshop with
Rhys Miller

1.30-2.30pm
Friday 18 March
Circability Central
Victoria Park


Learn from a professional circus performer for FREE!

Rhys is coming to Auckland Arts Festival with the 360 ALLSTARS.

The workshop starts with a warm up game, then moves to a series of dynamic stretches while Rhys explains why it’s important to stretch and warm up before doing any acrobatics. The second section is all about basic acro-balance. The class will learn how to balance on each other in various forms including thigh stands, flags, two highs etc. Acro-balance is an excellent activity for practicing team work and building problem solving skills, and also a whole heap of fun! Moving on to handstands and headstands, spotted and demonstrated by Rhys, shape and technique will be the focus of this section ensuring all participants are doing the skills safely. To finish will be balancing objects on noses/chins. This is a great skill to promote co-ordination, focus and persistence. At the end of the workshop there will be a warm down to again re-enforce the importance of stretching when doing circus skills.

Meet the artist here.

Limited to 10 places, so registration is essential at info@communitycircus.co.nz or phone 09 3613801

Diversity Week 15 Cirque du Soleil QUIDAM

8PM
February 2015
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th


Cirque du Soleil is returning to Auckland and they are performing two benefit events for Circability on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th Feb 2016 at 8pm. Tickets purchased through Circability are the same price as normal tickets but 100% of profits go directly to support our youth and family programmes. Simply click on the picture to our special tickets. We have three price levels:
  • Premium Tickets: $155 (All ages)
  • Category 1: Adult $119, Child $95 & Student/Pensioner $107
  • Category 2: Adult $99, Child $79 & Student/Pensioner $89
These will make great Christmas gifts for staff or family, so please share with your networks or buy your tickets today and help us make a difference.

End of Year Proust End of Year Proust

Tuesday 1st Dec at 7pm
at Circability Central


Please join us for some circus action and an End of Year Proust at 7pm at Circability Central

If you could bring a plate to share some food from your own culture, that would be amazing, otherwise we’ll have a good Kiwi Sausage Sizzling.

At 8pm HONK! street musicians ‘Strangers in a Strange Band’ will lead our performance team up Franklin Road for the opening of the Christmas lights followed by some circus action at the park.


Youth Facilitation Training

Tuesday 24th November
from 12:00 till 3:00 pm
at Circability Central


Ramon Narayan from Action Education will share facilitation skills with teachers working with youth

To enrol contact Frances Kelliher: frances@communitycircus.co.nz


Free Family Circus Sunday Free Family Circus Sunday

Victoria Park
8th November
2.00pm - 4.00pm



Do you want to learn different circus skills, you or your kids?

This is your chance! Join us for Free Family Circus Sunday. Games, unicycle, hula hoop, juggling, diabolo, trapeze, acro and more.

Great fun for the whole family!

Diversity Week 15 Diversity Week

Victoria Park
8-13 November 2015



Featuring workshops, forums, exhibitions, lunchtime games and of course CIRCUS FIESTA! Program...

Diversity Week Circus Fiesta
Music Circus Mash-Up

Victory Convention Centre
98 Beaumont Street, Freemans Bay
Friday 13th November
12.30 and 7.00 pm


An all ages and abilities showcase celebrating inclusion and diversity. Part of Circability's Diversity Week 2015 – featuring workshops, forums and exhibits. More...

Tickets book here
Adult: $15.00; Child: $10.00; Family (2 adults and 2 children): $40.00

School tickets $3 per student if you purchase at least 10 tickets – spaces limited, book through office!

School programme bookings here:
info@communitycircus.co.nz or 09 361 3801

Inclusion Planning Meetings

First Tuesday of every month
12.00pm - 1.00pm at Circability Centre

Come help us plan and organise events.

For more information, phone
09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

2015 Annual General Meating

Victoria Street West
Friday 30th October
at 1.30 pm

All Welcome to hear a report on an active year at Circability and the re-election of officers.

If you are interested in joining our Trust, we are always on the look out for active board members that can help with fundraising or offer their expertise to help us develop sustainable and effective programmes.

For more information, phone
09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

Diversity Week 15 Children's French Holiday Programme Le Petit Circus

28 September - 02 October 2015
All day from 9AM till 3PM


In collaboration with Alliance Franciase our French Circus holiday programme is back at Victoria Park. Different circus skills every morning, with art, photography, costumes etc each afternoon and a show for everyone on Friday. Enrol per day or the whole week. A great way to learn French whilst having fun! For all children between 5 and 12.

Tickets
$59 per day or $245 per whole week. There are special prices for whole family.

For more information & enrollments:
Phone: (09) 376 0009;
Web: www.alliance-francaise.co.nz

Diversity Week School Holiday Programme

at the Circability Centre in Victoria Park

Two days of serious circus fun. Do something different and almost impossible in the first week of these holidays.

Tues 7th and Wed
8th July 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3 p
m

Thomas Hinz (Germany) and Suzannah Cole (London) have amazing skills to share - try out the german wheel, unicycle, globe, ladder, tightrope or all those juggling toys ...

Suzannah has been doing circus since she was a wee tot and specialises in all those balancing tricks - she's a qualified teacher who's great and passing them on, and she's leaving us soon so don't miss out!

$30 per session
$70 per day

Contact info@communitycircus.co.nz to register

Limited Youth subsidies available if needed

Diversity Week Clowning and Commedia dell'Arte Workshops

at the Circability Centre in Victoria Park
with Lisa Brickell and Zack McCracken

4th July – Clowning Masterclass
18th July – Commedia dell'Arte

To enrol phone frances Kelliher 09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

For more information, phone Zack 09 372 8170 or email
zackonwaiheke@gmail.com

Diversity Week Exhibition Opening:
"Circability Circus at Cirque du Soleil"

At the Circability Centre in Victoria Park
Thursday 28th May—5pm

Photos by Stephen Allanson
Film by Greg Callinan
Live performance by "The Mutes from Mars".

For more information, phone
09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

Working Bee

Saturday 9th May
2.00pm - 4.00pm at Circability Centre

Sprucing up the Centreinside and out, all help welcomed.

For more information, phone
09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

Diversity Week School Holiday Programme

January 19th-23rd and 27th-30th 2015

Learn new skills this summer!

Join us at Victoria Park for circus workshops including juggling, diabolo, hoops, poi unicycle, tightrope, globe and pedalo.

To register or for more information, phone
09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz

Diversity Week Diversity Week

December 1st -6th 2014

To coincide with International Day for People with Disabilities, Circability is putting on an exciting week of inclusive workshops for all ages and abilities at Victoria Park.

Diversity Week ProgramThe cost of the workshops is $5

The event also features an inclusive art exhibition, local short films and courses.

Space is limited, so please book your space now - phone
09 3613801 or email info@communitycircus.co.nz


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Circus Spectacular Gala Show

Get a ticket to The Circus Spectacular Gala Show at the Auckland Circus Convention. Hosted by The Blingling Bros (NZ Circus Award Winners 2013). With special performances by International and National Circus Stars, amazing acts that need to be seen to be believed!

Saturday 18 October 2014 – 7 pm

Victory Convention Centre 98 Beaumont St, Freemans Bay

All details can be seen at www.aucklandcircusconvention.co.nz and tickets booked online for $40 family, $15 adult and $10 youth.


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NZ Circus Futures Forum

Campbell Free Kindergarten, Victoria Park

Sunday 19th October 10am – 1 pm

Circability are hosting the NZ Circus Futures Forum as part of the Auckland Circus Convention. Circus leaders and practitioners are invited to register for the Forum to discuss the future of circus in our country with special guest Rose Stephens, National Institute of Circus Arts (Program Manager) Australia.

We look forward to sharing our stories, catching up on international developments and discussing the recommendations of the 2 year research 'Developing Community Circus in Aotearoa NZ' available on the research page.

A small $30 fee includes brunch so registration is essential. Contact frances@communitycircus.co.nz

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3rd Auckland Circus Convention

3 fun filled days of workshops and shows in Auckland to educate, entertain and elevate our circus community.

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October the Convention is set in the stunning Victory Convention Centre overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, in Central Auckland right across the road from our centre in Victoria Park. Sunday 19th will be based at our site in Victoria Park with a forum in the morning and a day in the park open to families with a CircOlympics competition and family circus at 2pm.

All details can be seen at www.aucklandcircusconvention.co.nz and tickets booked online.


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October School Holiday Programme

Learn circus and French this school holidays. Alliance Francias have teamed up with Circability and Cirk’Anard to bring your children a week of circus workshops culminating in a performance for everyone to enjoy on Saturday 2nd October.

9-3 pm Monday to Friday 29 Sept - 3 October

Campbell Free KIndergarten, Victoria Street West. Performance at Richmond Road school Saturday 2nd October.

Bookings at info@alliance-francaise.co.nz
Ph 376 0009

Shakespeare's Problems

Take a Moment With Us
- Photographic and Video Exhibition

Photography by Bridgit Anderson Video by Sam Morrison

Campbell Free Kindergarten
Wednesday 9 July to Friday 29 August
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10-3pm
or by appointment 09 361 3801 info@communitycircus.co.nz

Take a MomentIn association with Hohepa Auckland and Toi Ora Gallery we are thrilled to announce our first exhibition at Vic Park which has toured the country raising awareness of the lives of people with intellectual disability in New Zealand. More...

For further information about the exhibition www.ihc.org.nz

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Launch of Social Arts Programmes

We have just received our lease and are now officially the proud tenants of the Campbell Free Kindergarten in Victoria Park. We invite you to celebrate with us on

Sunday 27th July from 12-4pm More...

A special blessing of our venture will start at 11am.

All welcome.

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil

Experience the wonders of TOTEM from Cirque du Soleil and help make a difference to vulnerable youth.

Thursday 18th Sept 2014 at 8:00pm
Under the Grand Chapiteau at Alexandra Park, Auckland.

Tickets: $88, $110 or $132


100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will directly support Circability programmes and services. For tickets, contact Circability at 09 3613801 or info@communitycircus.co.nz

More details and preview of the show at: www.cirquedusoleil.com

Cirque du Soleil

Family Circus

Every Sunday Free Circus for the whole family at Victoria Park in May, June and July 2014.

Different teachers every week offering workshops in Object Manipulation - juggling, diabolo, hoops, poi etc; Acrobalance and Equilibristic Skills - unicycle, tightrope, globe and pedalo.

Check our gallery for pics so far, or our Facebook page for details on teachers every week.

09 361 3801 or info@communitycircus.co.nz

Shakespeare's Problems Shakespeare's Problems

Starring Caleb Wells, James Crompton, Aimee Olivia, Candice Naude, Jacqui Whall, Natalie Crane and Patrick Graham.

A roving collection of scenes from Shakespeare's problem plays; Timon of Athens, Measure for Measure and All's Well That Ends Well.

Directed and produced by Theatrewhack.
Be prepared to move.

Campbell Free Kindergarten
2 to 5 July 7:30pm

$10 cash on the door. Email to book at theatrewhack01@gmail.com

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Hula Hoop with Tiana Zourner

5th April 2014

Tickets can now be booked for this afternoon workshop on Saturday 5th April from 2 - 5 pm with Californian Tiana Zoumer at Victoria Park here. Tiana has been hooping for just 4.5 hoop-obsessed years...

 

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Christmas in the Park
2 December 2013

From 5 - 8 pm weeknights and 5 - 10 pm weekends from the 1st to 24th December we will be at Vic Park with info, entertainment and fundraising action. We invite you to come have a picnic in the park...