Cirque Du City was the outcome of a 2 year partnership between the Westside Circus , City of Yarra, Collingwood Alternative School and The Department of Justice.
The project included an intensive workshop program with at risk students from the Collingwood Alternative School. The original idea was to develop young people’s skills in film making, sound design and circus skills and then create a new work which was going to be presented at La Mama Theatre. However, when the group arrived to the Westside Circus for the first session, they wouldn’t even come inside. So we dragged some mats and circus equipment outside and started teaching skills in the carpark. The young people trained for months, outside, then inside, although they preferred to work outdoors. The final outcome of the project was the production of a short film about their circus journey.

Cirque Du CIty Footage