Circus Skills - Lajamanu Workshop

Circus Skills - Lajamanu Workshop


    Community Education Centre, Lajamanu


    Two weeks of workshops at the Lajamanu School. In negotiation with the school it was agreed that they wanted to return to some circus skills that were very successful in the early Lajamanu residencies and we wanted to add these skills to the current generation. Tim Newth and David McMicken went to Lajamanu with circus tutor Wendy Meek, who was, at the time, the circus tutor for Corrugated Iron Youth Arts. The school covered the costs of Wendy, which allowed us to continue and grow our working relationship in this community. There was also some equipment found left over from the earlier residencies. Specific skills in tumbling, balance and acrobatics, diablo, hoops, juggling, and unicycle were taught. It is always of great benefit to find skilled workers who have a desire to work in remote conditions. Over the two weeks, twenty-two workshops were given.

    Creative Personnel

    Dance: David McMicken
    Visual Arts: Tim Newth
    Circus: Wendy Meek


    Students of the Lajamanu School


    Lajamanu Community Education Centre

    Funding Bodies

    Tracks is assisted by: the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and the Northern Territory Government

    Tracks 2002

    Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    Office Administration /Book-keeper: Heather Richards
    Production Manager: James Forest
    Multicultural Artist in Residence: Betchay Mondragon
    Grey Panthers Coordinator: Merrilee Mills
    Publicist: Sue Camilleri

    Committee Members:  David Taylor (Chair), Jackie Wurm (Vice-Chair), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Kyleigh Hindson (Secretary/Public Officer), Ken Conway, Nicole Cridland, Kay Brown (Ordinary Committee Members), David McMicken and Tim Newth (Ex-Officio Members)

    Photo: David McMicken. Tarrpa Jangala Patrick
    Photo: David McMicken. (l-r) Reece Jakamarra Gibson
    Photo: David McMicken. Lajamanu School circus workshop

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