To celebrate 40 spectacular years of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, the Borderville Circus Festival hits Albury for a week of performances and workshops from 4 – 7 December all focussed around the Circus Big Top, located in Hovell Tree Park, Albury, the same location as the very first performance of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in the summer of 1979.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Australia’s National Youth Circus, will throw open its doors with the Borderville Circus Festival, which will immerse families in the magic of circus, celebrating the power of what young people can achieve, and Albury’s unique circus community.

The feature event will be a new work, Back in the Big Top, created by renowned circus director and Artistic Director of Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Anni Davey. Back in the Big Top will showcase the current 79 students of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, aged 8 – 19. It will be created in collaboration with artists from Circus Oz and Casus and will be the first time ever the entire ensemble has performed together.

Also created especially for the festival, Fruities at 40 is an epic one-night-only cabaret performance to celebrate four decades of talent, passion, magic, mayhem and unbreakable spirit, featuring generations of Flying Fruit Fly Circus superstars.

Other festival events will include Circus Open House, open workshops for children new to circus, Now and Then, a circus documentary double bill presented with festival partner Regent Cinema, plus Capturing Creativity, a photographic exhibition by local photographer Ian Sutherland who has been documenting the circus for the last five years.

For further information and to book, please visit http://borderville.com.au/ or phone 02 6043 0777.

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