Sunshine Coast, Qld 

Saturday, April 2 - Sunday, April 3 

 Key Dates 

Audition Entries Close: Sunday, February 20

Audition Results: Friday, February 25

Live Show Entries Close: Sunday, March 6

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 Venue 

CircStudios 

7 Bearing Avenue, Warana  

CircStudios is one of the premier aerial training facilities on the Sunshine Coast. Offering classes for both adults and kids in conjunction with their sister brand Just Acrobatics. This venue boasts state of the art Aerial Facilities including permanent rigging points and an inbuilt Theater with show lighting and tiered seating. 

The large space available at CircStudios allows us to have an Alta Rig set up indoors in the warm up room for competitors to use prior to their time on stage. 

Rigging 

When taking into consideration the available height, competitors need to take the following elements into consideration. Once you have taken into account the rigging hardware plus mat below the actual available space is 5m in total of vertical working space from the mat to the top connection point. Please take note of this when designing routines and performance pieces.

Rigging will be from a single point in the centre of the stage. No height changes will be permitted during the routine. Rigging for all of Bend The Air competitions is overseen by a qualified rigger. For the safety of all competitors the qualified rigger provided by Bend The Air maintains ultimate authority over rigging and under no circumstances are competitors to personally adjust their rigging.

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All in house apparatus are provided by Trix Circus. Trix is an Australian company with over 70-years of experience building circus equipment. Their equipment is built in Australia by advanced and experienced riggers and regularly tested to destruction to ensure quality and safety.

Staging 

The theatre configuration is an open plane stage area that does not have a side stage, winged area, or a backstage area to be able to transfer sides of the stage unseen (i.e. you will be seen by audience members while waiting off stage). Please keep this in mind while choreographing routines. There will be a backdrop to indicate the back of the stage.

 

 

Stage lighting may be provided by Bend The Air in conjunction with the venue management at the various competition locations. Where possible, every effort will be made to ensure that competitor performances are highlighted.

AERIAL 

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. 

STAGE AREA: The stage space for all aerial categories is a 6x6m floor with 30mm thick mat flooring with carpeted top.  This is situated within the footprint of the Alta Rig. Due to the matted floor, no shoes with heels are permitted in routines.

 

ROUND SAFETY MAT: Custom 2546mm circular landing area consists of a staged combination of open and closed celled foams and a high quality constructed pvc vinyl cover formation with venting for quick air release.


PLEASE NOTE: ALL Aerial Addicts competitors, except the Elite category, are required to use the provided safety mat for their routine.

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ACRO & CIRCUS 

The stage for all Acro Fanatics & Circus Freaks sections will be approximately 8 x 12m. This will be a matted acrobatics (30mm thick with carpeted top) floor. Due to the matted floor, no shoes with heels are permitted in routines and props must be approved by event organisers.

Judge 

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Miranda Walker

Falling in love with circus after seeing a travelling show at the age of 13, Miranda decided that she needed to run away and join the circus! Fast forward to today and Miranda is now an award-winning circus artist, internationally recognised performer, & coach - having competed, performed & taught Aerial Hoop in 8 different countries; plus touring around Australia with Hudsons Circus.

With a background in gymnastics & dance, Miranda picked up a variety of circus skills becoming a multidisciplinary artist; but ultimately become absolutely obsessed with Aerial Hoop, leading to her pushing the boundaries of the artform with a passion for dynamics & flow.


Spreading her talents even further she also spends her time behind the scenes as an entertainment rigger, stage manager & events coordinator.