Women’s Circus launched Groundwork in 2016 – a program providing creative support through residencies and subsidised use of our fully equipped and accessible training space for women identifying artists with a physical disability. This culminated in workshops, creative development showings and public forums to stimulate broader conversations around inclusive practice.
In 2018, Women’s Circus is thrilled to be partnering with Weave Theatre to provide circus specific workshops to their ensemble and masterclasses in inclusive practice to the general public. These masterclasses include circus skills workshops to disabled residents of the City of Darebin and a masterclass delivered by Weave Theatre Artistic Director, Janice Florence at Women’s Circus on April 29th.
Women’s Circus is working towards forming an inclusive circus and performance ensemble where women with disabilities and those without can come together and create vibrant, innovative works and develop a new circus language.
Towards Inclusive Circus is generously supported by the City of Darebin
From left to right: Jo Dunbar (Arts Access VIC), Liz Wright (Metro Access Officer), Vildana Praljak (Women’s Circus Low Vision Mentorship recipient), Emma J Hawkins (Women’s Circus 2018 Groundwork residency recipient, Mel Smith and Dianne Reid (dancer and choreographer collaborators)