Brisbane 

Friday, August 27 - Saturday, August 28 

 Event Details 

Entries Close: Friday, July 30 

Audition Results: Wednesday, August 4

Live Show Entries Due: Wednesday, August 11

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 Venue 

La Boite Theatre

6-8 Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

 

 Located within the Queensland University of Technology’s Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane, La Boite is home to the iconic 400 seat Roundhouse Theatre, the country’s only purpose-built theatre in-the-round. 

La Boite has a proud reputation for developing artists and audiences – with the aim to push the boundaries of theatre and create a pathway for local and national artists to mainstream stages in Brisbane and beyond. La Boite plays a crucial role in the local, state and national arts sector as an incubator and producer of new work, with a dedicated focus on the sustainability of Brisbane based arts practice from emerging to established practitioners, producers, and arts managers.

For more information on the venue visit La Boite's Website.

Staging & Rigging 

Bend the Air have teamed up with Trix Circus, our event sponsor, to include their Alta Rig as our competition rig. The Alta is the only fully engineered, designed and manufactured rig available in Australia. It comes tested, tagged and CERTIFIED. This certification allows Bend the Air to set up the rig hassle-free, in any venue. The Alta also has the highest safety ratings of any freestanding rig in Australia. It provides participants with a safe and standardised set up across all competitions, allowing them to do what they do best – excel at aerial arts.

The overall height of the Alta Rig is 7m. Once you have taken into account the rigging and hardware plus matting below the actual available space is 6.37m in total from floor to top connection point.

For more rigging information see our Aerial Addicts competition kits.

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The stage for all Aerial Addicts sections will be a 6 x 6m stage and for Acrobatics and Circus sections will be a 10 x 8m stage with 30mm carpeted acrobatics mat flooring. Both theatres (for Brisbane & Newcastle events) will have a backdrop to indicate the back of the stage, but have seating in the round - up to 270 degree viewing on the stage area.

As an additional safety component at Bend The Air competitions, we have teamed up with Absolutely Anything Gymnastics (AAG) to provide custom safety mats designed specifically for our competitions including a round safety mat and carpeted acrobatics flooring. 

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Judge 

Daniel Power

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From a young age, Dan Power has danced and competed in acrobatics. He later went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in circus arts, majoring in aerial contortion at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA). He then went on to perform in Cirque du Soleil’s K.A at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and achieve a number of high-level awards including; Winner of Australia's Aerial All Stars 2014, in 2016 Australia's circus industry voted him to be Australia's leading male aerialist at the Australian Circus Festival in Sydney, and most recently he won the professional category, at the Australian Circus Championships in Perth 2017.

 

He now resides back in Geraldton in WA and has opened his own circus studio, Midwest Aerial and Acrobatic Studios.