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 September 2017 to April 2018 with the aspiration to continue beyond this date.
The fee offered is £6205
Applications Close 17th August 2017
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.
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