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Koori Youth Circus

29th November 2017

Circus Oz is proud to partner with Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sports and Recreation Cooperative (MAYSAR) to offer Koori Youth Circus – a community circus program for Koori youth in Melbourne. Free circus workshops, run by Circus Oz trainers are being held on Tuesdays from 14 November – 19 December at MAYSAR Kingsbury.

Koori Youth Circus continues in the tradition of Circus Tarrangos - a circus program for First Nations youth that ran from 1999 – 2003, born out of a partnership between Circus Oz, MAYSAR and Northlands Secondary College, with support from VicHealth and City of Melbourne.

Circus is a powerful medium for learning about ourselves and each other. It promotes healthy bodies and communication through physical training and team work; increases self esteem; celebrates and includes all types of bodies; provides an opportunity for creative expression; and explores safe risk taking.

As well as physical and emotional health benefits, circus training can create career pathways both directly into performing arts and in other fields. Koori Youth Circus begins a conversation that continues through the Circus Oz BLAKflip program offering professional and artistic development to First Nations artists.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining Koori Youth Circus in Kingsbury, please contact Troy Austin on 0481 941 091.

More info on the MAYSAR Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MAYSARcooperative/

We are also working towards starting a program in Melton, Victoria. To find out more or register your interest please contact Peter Webster at Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation on 0429 612 027.

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