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Circus Comes to Town

Fulfil your childhood fantasy of joining the circus with trapeze and acrobatic workshops.
By Matt Abotomey
October 25, 2018
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Circus Comes to Town

Fulfil your childhood fantasy of joining the circus with trapeze and acrobatic workshops.
By Matt Abotomey
October 25, 2018
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It's said that great magicians never reveal their tricks. But hey, it's 2018. The alternative is you find the answer on YouTube and then axe yourself trying to replicate it in the backyard. SydFest is bringing the circus to town over the weekend of January 11, and with its arrival, there's as much opportunity to learn and perform amazing feats as there is to witness them.

At Parramatta's Prince Alfred Square, the moon will rise twice in 24 hours — once out of gravitational necessity and once to suspend an aerialist 20 metres above the ground as she spins and twists in the lunar body's orbit during the performance, Heliosphere. For those who fancy a moonwalk for themselves, Sydney Trapeze School will be running flying trapeze classes nearby for $50, as will acrobatics school Aerialize in the courtyard of Riverside Theatre for $10.

Circus Comes to Town is part of Sydney Festival's dramatic and diverse 2019 program. Check out the full lineup here.

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