Flying Fruit Fly Circus announces new National Training Project partnership with Circa

Flying-Fruit-Fly-Circus-National-Training-ProjectIn an exciting development for 2022, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus has announced a new three-year partnership with Circa Contemporary Circus to present the annual National Training Project.

Under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa has pioneered a new wave of contemporary Australian circus that fuses movement, dance, theatre and circus, and has become one of the world’s leading performance companies.

The company’s work is in high demand around the world and its exceptional ensembles have toured to more than 40 countries, playing to over 1.5 million people.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is Australia’s celebrated National Youth Circus and has influenced the growth and popularity of contemporary circus arts for 43 years. It creates and tours high quality circus productions for young and family audiences around the country and overseas.

The National Training Project (NTP) is an annual training intensive designed specifically for anyone serious about a career in circus, or a chance for those already working in the industry to improve and refine their skills. It has become an established fixture on the Australian circus calendar and attracts circus practitioners from all over the country.

Over two weeks in Albury NSW, the NTP provides an extraordinary opportunity to be trained and inspired by internationally renowned trainers in the Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ award-winning training facility and in the company of like-minded artists.

“Circa is committed to developing pathways to foster the next generation of circus artists and as part of this we are delighted to partner with the National Youth Circus to co-present the National Training Project,” said Circa Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

“This opportunity for emerging artists to work with and learn from leading industry professionals including Circa’s Head of Circus Rowan Heydon-White, will create a lasting legacy and contribute to the future of our artform,” he said.

“Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Circa have enjoyed a long history with multiple Fruit Fly alumni making the journey to Circa over the years, and continuing to do so,” said Flying Fruit Fly Circus CEO Richard Hull.

“This new partnership will bring a fresh dynamic to the NTP with Circa’s training and creative input adding to familiar elements of the program and providing a renewed industry focus,” he said.

The 2022 National Training Project 27 June – 8 July. Registrations open on April 1. For more information and to sign up for the waiting list, visit: for details.

Image: A training session at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus (supplied)