Life's a circus - and youngsters are invited
There will be no post-Christmas doldrums for young people at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy - The Silly Billies, John Kendrick and Melissa Dunlop, will be sharing their skills with participants in a five-day workshop, From Practice to Performance.
The workshop conducted by these two exceptional performers and teachers will feature an interactive combination of circus, clowning, comedy magic and presentation skills, culminating in a performance by participants on the final day.
Bernice Childs, manager of the Butter Factory Arts Centre says, "The workshops will be tailored to the individual's level of interest and skill.
"It doesn't matter if the youngsters have previous experience or they just want to try something new, they will get a lot out of the program and have a lot of fun with some truly professional performers."
Many Sunshine Coast families will know of The Silly Billies from the highly acclaimed feature film recently screened in cinemas around Australia, The Silly Billies Save the Circus!! ABC Radio reported, "This is the kind of movie we really, really want to get behind and support," while At The Movies co-host David Stratton (ABC) said, "A great Australian alternative to the usual torrent of American children's entertainment."
The January program at the Butter Factory Arts Centre may well turn out to see The Silly Billies start the circus. As they say in the movie, Life's a Circus... You'd be a Clown to miss it!
From Practice to Performance will be five sessions of performance workshops over the period Monday 7 January - Friday 11 January 2007. The program is targeted at 10 - 14 year olds.
For information and registrations contact the Butter Factory Arts Centre 07 5472 0222.