Australia's Ultimate Aerial, Acrobatics & Circus Arts Competition
Bend The Air
Bend The Air is the next evolution of the modern circus industry. It presents an annual, multi-level specialty, aerial and acrobatics arts competition developed to showcase the talent of emerging young artists.
Established in 2020, Bend The Air puts a modern spin on the traditional circus experience with a melting pot of acts ranging from acrobatics solos, groups and aerial silks and lyra to our ‘circus freaks’ and open aerial categories providing an element of individuality, artistic expression and entertainment value. The competition invites performers from all across Australia to compete and thrive within an environment of like-minded young artists with a diversity of backgrounds and skillsets. Our aim is to deliver the gift of performance to budding young artists on their journey to professional careers in circus arts and to build connections among the community.
To learn more about Bend The Air, download our competition overview below.
What people are saying about BTA
Thank you for putting on such an amazing event! I don’t think I have seen an event run as smoothly and on time as this one. Well done. I can’t wait to be part of it next year!
— Danielle, 2020 Competitor
NEW SOUTH WALES
Pending COVID restrictions, we are intending to host a NSW competition this year! Stay tuned for more details.
Friday, April 16 -
Saturday, April 17
Venue: CircStudios, Warana
Auditions Close: March 19
Entries Close: March 31
Friday, August 27 - Saturday, August 28
Venue: La Boite Theatre, Kelvin Grove
Auditions Close: July 30
Entries Close: August 11
Due to resitrctions in NSW - this event has been postponed. New dates will be released soon.
Venue: The Factory, Adamstown