Vulcana and the Deaf Community

Vulcana Women's Circus has been working with the Deaf community for a number of years.

We are committed to supporting the Deaf community, in Brisbane and further afield, and are passionate about access, equality and inclusion.

All of our Vulcademy Adult Workshops and Vulcana Kids & Teens Workshops are accessible to Deaf people. We can provide Auslan interpreters and we have trainers who are experienced at working with a range of communication styles. Please contact us for more information.

We also run specific projects with the Deaf community.


Hands Up

Hands Up was an exciting series of masterclasses over 3 weekends between March - May 2015, for adults and young people in the Deaf community to join.  The project was delivered in partnership with Brisbane’s Deaf community and included dance, theatre and story telling skills development. It aimed to build a stronger foundation for Deaf theatre culture to grow in South East Queensland.


Jodee Mundy, a CODA artist from Melbourne, presented a theatre workshop that included devising, physical theatre, mime and more.

Jo Dunbar, a Deaf dancer, also from Melbourne, led us in her beautiful style of dance that allows everyone to be a dancer.

And then our very own Julie Lyons led a theatrical story telling workshop that will explore expression, visual vernacular and performance.


Hands Up was a partnership project between Vulcana Women's Circus, the Deaf Community in Brisbane, Deaf Services QLD, Deaf Sports and Recreation and Arts Queensland.

Wizard of Auslan

The Wizard of Auslan was a program of circus workshops for women from the Deaf Community of Brisbane. Here participants describe their experiences of the workshops.

Wizard of Auslan was a partnership project between Vulcana Women's Circus, women from the Deaf Community in Brisbane and Access Arts.

Video by & interviews by Jen Hansen.