Circus Classes



M: 07944 286 278




Top Banana Circus is seeking a creative and resourceful emergent circus artist with the ability and skill to develop distinctive, playful and imaginative contemporary circus performance in Portsmouth with young people aged 16-25.
In addition to a passion for performance the artist should have a range of ground based circus skills which they have a proven capacity to share and develop with others.
The project is Portsmouth based, part time and runs from November 2017 to April 2018 with the aspiration to continue beyond this date.

Applications Close 23rd October 2017

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This position is supported by Arts Council England

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Do you have a passion for performance?
Do you love circus?

Join our performance group!

We are seeking people with circus, performance or related skills to join our performance project:

  • Weekly performance development sessions
  • Masterclasses with visiting specialists
  • Performances December 2017 and April 2018

You must be 16+years to participate.

Circus skills can include:

juggling, diabolo, poi, flower sticks, staff, hula hoop, stilts, unicycle, rolla bolla, walking globe, acro.

Related skills can include:

Dance, drama, gymnastics, parcour, wrestling

Performance sessions are weekly start Wednesday 13th September 7pm-9pm at Somerstown Hub


Don't do circus, but want to learn?

We run circus skills sessions on Sundays at the Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea. For class schedule visit the CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS page on our website.

This project is supported by Arts Council England

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You will gain work experience, transferable skills and paid work opportunities.
(You must be aged 17+)

You do not need previous experience, but any circus, dance, performance, teaching or sporting skills you have will be an advantage.

You will need to acquire a minimum level of technical skills in variety of circus disciplines, and we encourage our assistants to develop their own particular speciality.

Throughout the year we run circus training, practice and performance development sessions, and masterclasses with specialist artists and practitioners.

You will learn technical skills: Juggling and manipulation, equilibrist, aerial, performance Juggling

Leadership skills: Group dynamics, teamwork, organisation and timing, session planning, health and safety, risk management.

Transferable skills: organisational skills, presentation, communication, personal management, professionalism, creative thinking, confidence.

Paid Work opportunities!

As a member of the Top Banana team you will have opportunities to work on a freelance basis, teaching or performing circus skills at drop-ins, workshops, parties and events in a variety of settings throughout Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

To enquire about current opportunities, an informal chat  or further information contact Melanie or Anna.
T: 07944 286278