Bush High Wire session: National Circus Festival 2011
This little video is from the Carnival Cinema Archives made back in 2011 (you can tell how long ago because there is peoples myspace page’s in the credits haha). It was captured at the the National Circus Festival in Golconda Tasmania, my all time favourite gatherings over the years.
The video is a little ‘meditation’ if you want, on exploration, trust, friendship and support, what that festival was all about in a nut shell. A bunch of friends creating a piece of apparatus, then exploring and playing on it with support from each other for no other reason than their enjoyment and to push themselves.
For those who don’t know – the National Circus Festival ran from 1990 – 2013 on Tony Rooke’s (Founder of the festival) beautiful property in north-east Tasmania, a biennial event which featured a week of workshops and master classes ending with a 3 day festival for the public. After not missing a festival from 1996 – I have been in the process of making a documentary on it for many years (supported along the way by many of you through a pozible campaign!) and hopefully through the momentum of this mag and people becoming Carnival Cinema members I can finish it!
The music in the clip is sung by our mate Timothy Carroll (from the band Holy Holy) who now lives on the festival site with Dan Rooke (Tony’s son) and other awesome crew, they now run one of Australia’s best boutique music festivals there – ‘A festival Called Panama’ – its on in March each year and I highly recommend it!
You will see many more clips from both these amazing festivals come out on Carnival Cinema and hear a lot more about the Circus Festival Doco so stay tuned.
I hope you enjoyed that little vid,
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