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We are proud to announce that expressions of interest to be a mentor for our upcoming nationwide mentorship program are now open! The program will connect experienced practitioners of all forms of Circus with those who are looking to develop and grow their projects and careers, create a production, step up your marketing plan or gain advice on class structure for community circuses. Details of the program are being finalised and will be released before Christmas - but we are actively gathering those who would like to offer their skills and experience in order to raise the level of Circus across Aotearoa.

Go to our website to find out more...
Wondering what all this Circus Association fuss is about? How could it help you and help grow the industry as a whole?

We want to share with you the strategic vision and plan ANCZA have been developing, talk through the achievements so far and steps moving forward including initiatives designed to increase the support for all levels of Circus in Aotearoa. Come along for nibbles, a chat and to get to know everyone better! 

Sunday December 10th at 12-2pm
Toi Poneke Arts Centre
61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

Facebook event
Q & A
Mary Weir had a Q&A session with Jason Parlour, the new General Manager of the Wellington Circus Hub.

Tell us a little bit about your new role.
 I’ve been involved with Circus for about three and a half years ever since coming to Wellington. That was mainly as a student, being involved in the RAW performances every three months as the videographer, more recently general hub handyman as well. So I’m here now as a General Manager, which feels about moving the Circus Hub forward.  

So you mentioned this entrepreneurial spirit, and the energy to drive things forward. Tell us a little bit about your background and what it is about you that gives you this enthusiasm for this new management position.
 My background has been running various businesses in the UK. I went self-employed in my early 20s. Started my first company, and then I ran multiple businesses side-by-side for nearly 15 years. I was told that traditionally one in five businesses succeed in the first five years, the other four fail. So I figured that if I had five, then I’d have at least one that would work. In managing five businesses at once, often one would fall by the wayside because there wasn’t a demand in the market at the time so I’d start a new business or focus on other previous areas. So I’ve always maintained about five active businesses at once.

That’s incredible. Awesome.
It kept me busy.  It wasn’t five full time jobs of forty hours a week, but I was doing an average of 100, 120 hours a week for quite a few years. Then nearly four years ago I came to New Zealand. I suppose that’s where the entrepreneurship comes from, wanting to make things work, then developing the business to make that work.

Continue reading the interview here...

Recently, The Dust Palace put on a stunning show of 'Midnight' a collaboration with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Eve Gordon- Cloud Swing
Rochelle Mangan & Edward River- Double Trapeze                                        Jaine Mieka- Aerial umbrella
Photos by Peter Jennings
Three years of Whitireia Circus School students and graduates rocked Wellington and The Hannah Playhouse with 'Sawdust'.

Enrolments for next years intake are still open
Sophia O'Connor & Rhyanne Grace Vasta
Kelly Chaproniere                                                                                               Georgi Curran- Corde Lisse
Photos by Kristy McCormick
À Ố Làng Phố

A joyous circus show from Vietnam.
8th-18th March
Santa Vs The Grinch
16th December
The Circus Hub
A Murder in Hubbington
Murder Mystery Circus Show
8th-10th December
Mentorshop Program
Twice yearly
Get in touch for more info.
Northland Circus Festival
Workshops & performances
5th-7th January
Kelly Bros Circus
Circus Aotearoa

Both will be touring from January through summer.

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