April at Goulburn Performing Arts Centre
Published on 28 March 2023
With the Easter holidays fast approaching April is all about movement at Goulburn Performing Arts Centre – with SILENCE a powerful First Nations Dance work by Karul Projects and Blakdance on Saturday 1st April, followed by hilarious circus fun with BOOP and holiday circus workshops for ages 7-18.
April kicks off with SILENCE - a powerful First Nations dance theatre work choreographed by Thomas ES Kelly of Karul Projects and produced by Blakdance on Saturday1st April at 7.30pm. For tickets go to https://www.goulburnpac.com.au/Events-directory/Silence
Manager of Goulburn Performing Arts Centre, Raina Savage said, “SILENCE is about the space in between. The Silence between the stars in the night sky, the silence of dancers in flight – and the silence around colonisation and the resistance of First Nations People. And it is about the call for a TREATY which will not be silenced.”
Live beating drums, powerful choreography, and stunning lighting combine on a stage slowly engulfed in dirt for a dance piece that is as impressive as it is important, part dance, part theatre, part ceremony - breaking the silence in a call for justice.
From 4th April the irrepressible, acrobatic and adaptable STATERA Circus take up residency at GPAC for 2 weeks – with performances of their hilarious and heart stopping show BOOP – Life’s a Mess – Clean up on Aisle 6! – which transforms an everyday supermarket into a chaotic world of trolley races and terrifying stunts! Statera is working with dance students from Trinity College who will present a curtain raiser performance before BOOP on Thursday 6th April. For tickets go to : https://www.goulburnpac.com.au/Events-directory/BOOP
Statera Circus will stick around to run 5-day school holiday CIRCUS workshops for kids aged 7-11years and high school students aged 12-18 years, from Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th April. The youth workshop is funded by the NSW Government’s Holiday Break Program and is free of charge. Register here: https://www.goulburnpac.com.au/Events-directory/Circus-School-Holiday-Workshop The kids’ workshop is $100 for 5 days, and Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted. Register here: https://www.goulburnpac.com.au/Events-directory/Junior-Circus-School-Holiday-Workshop
The workshops will teach a range of circus skills including tumbling, acro and manipulation – and will culminate in a joint performance for family and friends on 15th April.
To purchase tickets to any of these events go to:
Tickets are also available from the Box Office in person or call 02 4823 4999 Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.
SILENCE image credit Simon Woods. BOOP Image credit Kieran McNamara.
The Circus School holiday workshop with Statera Circus is part of the Holiday Break program supported by the Office of Regional Youth in partnership with Create NSW.