Circus

Circus is about exploring and demonstrating the human potential. Students develop individual and collaborative skills learnt through acrobatics, juggling, aerials, and the balancing of people or objects. Assessment is through performance, reflection, and research.

Circus aims to: demonstrate potential of plurality in groups; explore performance, devising, and representations to audiences; Encourage goal setting, exploration, and play for learning; Nurture an environment that allows healthy risk taking; students to grow through personal challenges and the rewards of success.

Organisation

There is a year 7/8 and a year 9/10 elective class. The same four units are studied over each two year period but with greater expectations, depth, and outcomes as students progress through high school. There is an ongoing focus on physical skill development as well as exploring creative practice literacies in both analog and digital environments.

Year A

Semester 1

Style and Substance (genres, context, skills, and representation)

Semester 2

Circus bodies (strength, techniques, training, specificity)

Year B

Semester 1

Social Circus (community engagement and social impact)

Semester 2

Behind the scenes (production and performance,