Vulcana Women’s Circus combines community participation with exceptional standards in circus skills to present engaging and innovative and visually stunning performance works. We also present a range of cabarets throughout the year, showcasing the best of our professional and emerging performers.
Across all of our work, our “social circus” approach enables us to tell stories that would otherwise go unheard.
In addition, we involve numerous Vulcana community members in on and off-stage roles, including devising, costume, lighting, sound, stage and production.
Each performance is created by the participants under excellent artistic direction and alongside highly skilled professional theatre workers, artists, designers, arts-workers, trainers and technicians.
The performances are renowned for being an empowering celebration of the participants’ experience, cultural exchanges between participants and arts-workers, cross-arts collaborations, the innovative use of circus and physical theatre, high production values and inspiring circus skills.
“The entire show seemed to be a celebration for existing. Whether it be existing as someone with scoliosis, with a hearing impairment, or even living as one gender though born another. The subtle yet well-communicated messages throughout the performance highlighted our inherent reflex as humans to judge others quickly before digging deeper, and challenged this concept intelligently.”
Fluid @ MELT, Scenestr Review
“Home Fictions is upping the ante for community performances…”
Patrick Watson, Courier-Mail
“The muscle and music and metaphor of Vulcana was evocative. Lighting a perfect complement to sound. A gripping, graceful, and intelligent performance. A quiet revolution. Bravo.”
Small Change Audience Member
Fluid – February 2016
Tipping Point – December 2015
Small Change – October / November 2014