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Catapult Festival

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Thanks for joining us at Catapult Festival 2018.

Catapult Festival will return in 2020, see you there!


Catapult is the meeting point for metropolitan, regional and remote youth circus practitioners and also the meeting point between youth circus and adult professional circus and physical theatre.

Catapult plays a vital linking and networking role in a field where participants have previously not been able to meet, share skills and processes or develop national benchmarks and accreditation.

This well loved national festival, launched in 2005, was the first festival in Australia to showcase the skills of young circus and physical theatre artists. Since 2005 Catapult has developed and grown, and each year more youth circus groups from around Australia make the journey to Bathurst to share in this amazing experience. 2018's festival was a success, and we extend our thanks to everyone who travelled to Bathurst to make it so special.


As funding dries up and the legwork grows beyond the scope of our staff, we’ve had to make the very hard decision of letting go of the Catapult Festival. But to celebrate in style and with a bit of a bang, BMEC and Bathurst Regional Council will be celebrating the end of an era by holding 5 days of skill-building workshops to commemorate the past successes of the Catapult Festival during its time in Bathurst.

The Catapult 2020 ticket includes the following:

Gravity and Other Myths – Intensive Masterclass
Gravity and Other Myths will be running an intensive series of masterclasses in City Hall on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th April to share their skills and experience in the ways of acrobatics training, group devising and show-building.

Gravity and Other Myths - ‘Backbone’
Gravity and Other Myths will be performing their latest show Backbone on the evenings of Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April. Come along for a night of acro-balance and pushing the limits of the human body.

Skill-sharing Workshops
will be busy preparing for their performances on Friday and Saturday, so we’ve organised spaces on these days for all our travelling circus troupes to meet up and share skills with each other. Perhaps you have a skill you’d like to share or saw a trick you’d like to learn?

The masterclasses GOM offers can only be run for a maximum of 30 participants, and with such a limited number of positions we ask that you try to organise a smaller group of 2-4 youth circus members and a trainer who can then bring the experience and skills back to the group.

The proposed cost of tickets is $150 and is already heavily subsidised by BMEC and Bathurst Regional Council, which includes the performances of Backbone and a position in the Masterclasses.

As our funding is now severely limited, we are unable to offer the assistance we used to in terms of travel, accommodation or food and as such this means the participants will need to organise these for themselves.

If enough interest is expressed closer to the date, we may have the opportunity to organise catering which will be an extra charge but only at cost-price.


To register: please fill out the registration of expression of interest form and return by email. Confirmation of registrations will be subject to limited availability.




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