Circus with sparkle

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An evening of circus and song with a sprinkle of magic.For the first time Wellington audiences will get to see what’s been emerging in the circus world in the creative capital. Sawdust showcases the spectacular and vibrant talents of the Whitireia circus students. This is a show for all the family, featuring live music, mind bending acrobatics, dance, humour and magic. Wire walkers, acrobats and trapeze artists mashed with Motown, Jazz, and soul…. The beautiful, the wonderful and the wild. . . The show is brought to you by award winning circus director Deborah Pope and Cirque du Soleil’s Rosalie Ducharme.

Hannah Playhouse 16 to 18 November at 8pm, matinee 18 November at 2pm

Performances are:

  • Thursday 16 November , 8.00pm
  • Friday 17 November, 8.00pm 
  • Saturday 18 November, 2.00pm
  • Saturday 18 November, 8.00pm

Prices*: Waged $35.00; Unwaged $20.00. *Service fees may apply. 

Performance length: To be advised. Latecomers will be seated when appropriate. Tickets are for general admission seating.



This unique 2 year programme combines the skills of dance and performance with circus techniques. Subject areas include acrobatics, aerials, equilibristics and dance. This programme is delivered by some of New Zealand’s most well-known circus performers. On successful completion of this diploma you may apply to enrol in year three of the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts) and continue to create a body of work in the circus dance genre.

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