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Flying Fruit Fly Circus Big Sky Term 3

25 – 26 September 2024

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Circus Performance Early Stage 1 - Stage 4 | Big Sky unfolds over a single night, from sunset to dawn and follows 12 unforgettable characters as they look forward to their futures, show off, get spooked, prank each other and get up to mischief. Featuring the phenomenal circus skills of the world-renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus in a show performed by kids, for kids.

Never have I felt so much love for a show and its performers radiating out from around me.

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What adventures will happen from sunset to dawn?

Following on from the success of previous shows Tempo and Spherical, Big Sky is the premiere of a new up-close circus experience from 12 remarkable young performers aged between 10 and 18.

Kids in regional Australia grow up under a big sky, surrounded by space, allowed to run free. But for some kids growing up in a country town can be claustrophobic and limiting. Big Sky unfolds over a single night, from sunset to dawn and follows 12 unforgettable characters as they look forward to their futures, show off, get spooked, prank each other and get up to mischief. Featuring the phenomenal circus skills of the world-renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus in a show performed by kids, for kids.

Directed by Anni Davey.

Sydney Opera House presents a Flying Fruit Fly Circus production

 

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Big Sky encapsulates the essence of circus performance demonstrating the embodiment of physical prowess, with acts that showcase the culmination of rigorous training, discipline, and a deep understanding of physical wellbeing. It offers a vivid tableau of original theatrical storytelling where each act narrates a tale, invokes emotions, and challenges perceptions.

The performance supports general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities around critical and creative thinking.

Big Sky supports learning across the Creative Arts, Drama, Dance, and PDHPE.

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The Opera House’s learning resources provide inspirational activities to watch, listen and read for students in the classroom or learning at home. 

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About The Flying Fruit Fly Circus

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is Australia’s National Youth Circus, recognised as one of the world’s leading performing arts companies.

With many landmark projects to their name and an ever-increasing roll call of alumni working in leading companies around the world, they are arguably Australia’s “most influential circus company” (ArtsHub), continuing to enrich the lives of many young Australians in North East Victoria, Southern NSW and from around the country.

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