Flying Fruit Fly Circus 40th Anniversary

Flying Fruit Fly Circus 40th Anniversary


For 40 years the Flying Fruit Fly Circus
has been training and touring the next generation of young circus artists. And
the legacy of that is that there’s an increasing role call of alumni working
in the best circus companies around the world. Contemporary circus was born here
in Australia with Circus Oz and with the Fruit Flies. We predate Cirque de Soleil
for example. It’s 40 years which has really defined the development of
contemporary circus. There’s a number of ways in which we’ll be celebrating our 40th anniversary. We’ve got a project called Fruit Fly Circus Ancestry which
is a call-out to anyone really who’s had an involvement with the circus over the
40 years. They will all be invited to our main event in 2019 which is to put the
Flying Fruit Fly Circus back into a big top which is how it all started in 1979.
We’ll give the opportunity for all our current students, all 80 of them to
perform in that big top in a special celebratory show. We’ll also be taking
our award-winning show JUNK on a regional tour to Queensland and to the
Northern Territory, Alice Springs and we’re going to Sydney. So that’ll be our
40th anniversary tour and then we’re creating a new show for schools as well. The influence that the Flying Fruit Fly
Circus has been able to have on the industry over the years means that we
have this amazing journey that a young person can begin here at age 8 and end
NICA as a graduate in circus arts and then go out into the world as highly skilled, highly creative and highly valued
artists I think that’s something really to be proud of. We are extraordinarily
fortunate here at the Fruit Flies to have such a really supportive community
that’s grown up with us over the 40 years and I think also because we’re
regional I think there’s a particular personality and a particular family
spirit that exists here thanks to so many people who have supported the
company over the years but continue to support it now so without them without
that community we really wouldn’t still be here.