One circus helps another
A world-famous circus is giving a helping hand to an inner-city troupe.
Proceeds from a Cirque du Soleil benefit performance, to be staged in Epsom in September, will go to the Circability Trust to support its work with vulnerable youth.
The trust, based at Victoria Park’s Campbell Free Kindergarten building, provides circus workshops for people of all ages and abilities.
It also runs classes in schools and for disability organisations.
The Waitemata Local Board approved the trust’s community lease of its new central city home in July last year.
Programme director Thomas Hinz says the future looks bright for the trust.
‘‘Since starting a series of test classes in May we have had fantastic feedback from the public who are thrilled to see the building filled with life again.’’
Circability runs programmes with weekly free open sessions on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.
The trust has teamed up with the Toi Ora Live Arts Trust and Hohepa Auckland who are also running weekly sessions.
Proceeds from tickets purchased through Circability for Cirque du Soleil’s show Totem on September 18 will be donated to the trust.
The show will run from 8pm under the Big Top at Alexandra Park.
Roll up: The Circability Trust operates out of Victoria Park’s Campbell Free Kindergarten building.
Helping out: Proceeds from tickets purchased through the Circability Trust for Cirque du Soleil’s performance of Totem on September 18 will be donated to the trust.