A non-stop, action-filled circus show for families about cubbies, about special places, big dreams, and tyre swings.
A new show by Flipside Circus, developed with regional and remote Queensland communities.
Built specifically for regional and remote communities, The Cubby is a non-stop action-filled circus show for the whole family that celebrates the limitless imagination, ingenuity, and resilience of bush kids and bush communities.
The Cubby explores themes of risk, play, place, and identity brining stories from regional communities to life using Flipside's renowned circus aesthetic.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
The Cubby is being built to be adaptable for a quick, simple 'basic' bump in under 4 hours, and a longer in-theatre bump in over a 1/2 day.
Sensory friendly performances are available as are family/babes-in-arms shows.
Flipside Circus is Queensland's largest youth arts company. Flipside is an award-winning company with a reputation for excellence in training and performance as well as for supporting Queensland's world-leading circus sector.
Flipside is a not-for-profit organisation that provides:
- Regular classes and training at our Alderley training centre and right across Queensland;
- An artistic program of performances by, for, and with young people;
- Community and social circus programs and residencies in regional and remote Queensland;
- Support for Queensland's circus artists and independent companies.
Flipside Circus values children and young people as cultural creators and works with a regular team of extraordinary artists and trainers.
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Unique Selling Point
Flipside Circus has delivered workshops/residencies in 54 regional and remote Queensland (despite COVID-19) over the last 3 years. The Cubby has grown out of these residencies and community demand for a circus show for and about regional Queensland.
The first creative developments have/are taking place in 2021 and the show will premiere in the first half of 2022.
The Cubby is being designed as a 'big little show' it will travel in a small truck with a touring party of 3 and be equally at home in a performing arts centre, a school of arts/town hall, or at a school under B-Block.
A full suite of marketing materials (including social media assets) will be developed in 2022 including:
- Professional publicity images;
- Form press releases;
- Short video trailer;
- Teacher resources.
A range of community engagement opportunities are available with the show. Activities can be tailored to meet the needs of schools, venues, and communities and include:
WORKSHOPS The touring team can run a series of workshops in schools or in venues.
The workshops introduce participants to a range of basic circus and teamwork skills. They are suitable for a wide range of ages and can work as school holiday programs, directly with community organisations (dance schools, gymnastics, football clubs, PCYC's etc), or in schools. The workshops are broken into age groups with caps on participants and are usually 45-90 mins duration.
PRE/POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS Link directly with education resources for school audiences.
RESIDENCIES Flipside trainers can work with local communities over a number of days to build circus skills, begin to create performances, and explore some of themes of The Cubby. Residencies work well as after school activities or as a school holiday program.
COMMUNITY ACTIVATIONS Flipside can create activities for the community while the circus is in town. With additional planning Flipside can travel with portable circus equipment including a free-standing trapeze.