Fire & Circus
Roll up, roll up! The circus is here!
Circus -particularly flow arts- have long had a special place amongst our communities. From backyard fire jams, spins in the park, university circus clubs, community events and showcases, to pumping fire/spin jams at festivals. Circus based festivals like Circulation and Under the Spinfluence have been running in New Zealand for many years (some for over a decade) which have helped foster this growing community.
With Aotearoa's flow scene growing exponentially over the last few years there have been new fire and circus clubs popping up all over the country. We’ve seen an increase in people getting amongst, and growing as amazing humans from being apart of this beautiful and inclusive scene. Flow arts is not only a fun pastime, but also a great way to meet new people, try new things and increase your coordination. It can also be used as a form of meditation, and it can help us feel at one with our body, mind and spirit. Awareness of fire safety and safety procedures has also been increasing, so we ask that everyone that comes to the fire circle at Twisted this year joins our culture of safe practice, and listens to the crew in charge of managing the fire circle. Twisted Frequency is run with the cooperation and support of the Takaka Volunteer Fire Brigade. Our procedures are to ensure the safety of everyone involved, and helps us look after the environment so we can keep coming back.
So come on down and join us!
This New Year’s the Twisted Circus are bringing all their circus toys, a healthy supply of fire fuel, and are inviting you to come play, learn new tricks and spin some FIRE! The crew hosts a range of flow artists from new zealand bringing with them a variety of skills.
Join in on our workshops, such as:
Poi, Hula Hoop, Contact Juggling Contact Staff, Rope Dart, Dragon Staff, and so much more!
We are running workshops in the afternoon over the 31st till the 2nd, midday until 6pm.
We will have a big box of workshop props so don’t be shy to come pick up something and give it a go! (Just be kind and put it all back when you’re done) Spinning is a great way to expand your body and mind, learning new tricks helps build coordination and creates new neural pathways!
Come along to our Midnight Cabaret on the evening of the 2nd