Roola Boola

On the school holidays my brother and I went to Roola Boola’s Hip Hop workshop. My Brother really, really enjoyed it. At home his favorite move is the pancake, which he loves to show every one.  We learnt other moves such as the snake, stomp body roll, wave  roller skating and some others. The age group was 4-10 years old but I think was more for a younger age group 3-7.

Roola Boola festival had other great activities during the school holidays. The Curious Game, Kapow, The Buzznicks as well as dance, circus, arts and craft workshops.

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CIRCUS OZ THE GROUND AND UP

Another amazing  performance by Circus Oz. Full of juggling, comedy, aerobics, magic and circus tricks. It was an awesome show. The topic this year is The Ground and Up, inspired by the construction of the new Circus Oz home in Collingwood and building culture form the ground up. Circus Oz is entertaining and funny but still delivers a message though the theme of fruit salad. You might be a strawberry and I might be an apple and together we belong in the same bowl, Australia.

Flip

I was really happy to have the opportunity to interview  Flip from Circus Oz, one of my favourite performers. In Circus Oz Flip plays the part of Fantaysia Fitness. Fantaysia Fitness is funny and fit but doesn’t like being told what to do. Flip’s work on the straps is amazing!

Flip – Fantaysia Fitness

Here Is The Interview I Did With Flip:

  • How long has Circus Oz been going for?   Circus Oz was established in 1978
  • How do you decide what happens in the show?   We have some directors that give us a topic and then we work from there.
  • How long did it take to make this show?   It took us 2 months to make this performance.
  • How long do you train for each day?   We train for 8 hours every day.
  • Who designs the costumes?   Laurel Frank
  • How long does it take to prepare for a performance?    It takes us 2 hours beforehand.
  • Why did you decide to be a performer?   I got the thrown in to it. (Flip has been training for circuses since she was 8 years old).
  • How do you feel on stage?   I feel happy and exited, I just enjoy it.

Thankyou Flip for your time

I  recommend it for 5+. I thought the performance was terrific and if you see it I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The Circus Oz tent is located at Birrarung Marr from June 20 to July 15. Click here for national tour dates.

Softie Friends

In the holidays I went to Softie Friends at Artplay with Katie Evans. Katie ran the  sewing workshop with Monika. Firstly we chose our pattern (or made our own). I chose the owl. We selected our felt and fabrics for decorations. Katie talked about the different stitches we could use to sew our Softie Friends. I used running stitch. There were also different types of stuffing. Apart from the soft fluffy fill, there was paper and foam.

Tracing the pattern

Creating Bink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think putting it together, making it come to life was the best part of the workshop. Adding a face, eyes, nose and wings gave “Bink” her own personality.

Sewing

 

I could have stayed there all day sewing. This workshop has inspired me to make some more things. Katie showed us that you can make something from anything for example a circle could be used to make a cat. Katie has a great book called Little Things for Busy Hands.

 

Me and Bink

Everyone can enjoy this workshop and you don’t have to know how to sew!

Still Awake Still!

I went to the play Still Awake Still! at the Arts Centre. The play is based on the story book I’m still awake, still! by Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson.  Watch out if you are in the audience as Miss Ivory Tinklefinger will try to put you to sleep. Miss  Twinklefinger sings lullabies and it seemed like anything could come out of the piano. I won’t tell you what happens you will have to go and see it.

I enjoyed the show but my younger brother loved it. I recommend this for ages 2-6.

Miss Twinklefinger and her crazy piano

Miss Ivory Twinklefinger and her Crazy Piano