By A Thread team shares circus skills
Regional secondary school students have had a rare opportunity to attend a workshop by some of Australia’s best circus artists.
Cast of ‘By a Thread’ ran a circus and acro-dance workshop for years eight, nine and VCE dance classes in Horsham yesterday.
Students learned acrobatic and circus skills such as handstands, group balances, juggling, diabolo and rope tricks.
VCE dance teacher Amy Anselmi said students were excited to work with the performers, who will be hoisted and swung across Horsham Town Hall’s stage tonight in their live circus show.
“We don’t really teach anything like this in our classes,” she said.
“Hopefully we will see some of the skills they have learned in their choreography later in the year.”
Production ‘By A Thread’, involving seven aerial acrobats and a length of rope, features a diverse cast ranging from street buskers to dancers who will perform counterweight acrobatics.
The show uses a 30-metre-long rope, tying together ‘the give and take’ of everyday relationships with the physical movement of cast members on stage.
People can buy tickets for tonight’s 8pm show at Horsham Town Hall Theatre.
Bookings can also be made online at www.horshamtownhall.com.au.
NEW SKILL: Dance students Jarrah Davidson, left, and Nikisha Sonego, right, practice plate spinning with Ellen Grow at a circus skills workshop by the cast of By A Thread at Horsham Town Hall. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER