February, 2022

This is a repeating event

2022Fri04Feb4:00 pm9:00 pmCancelledAuckland Live Summer in the Square - Circus WeekendBe dazzled by a family-friendly line-up of incredible aerial acrobatics with hilarious flips, slips, and a whole lot of tricks.Cancelled due to New Zealand being in Traffic Light Red setting.4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Aotea Square, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Culture,Festival,Free,Movies,TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Have a go circus

Event Details

 Auckland Live, our partners and artists involved in Auckland Live Summer in the Square regret to announce that due to New Zealand being in Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting indefinitely, this event will not be going ahead. Due to the nature of the events planned and difficulty safely distancing or capping audience numbers in Aotea Square, the events are now postponed until further notice.  

The circus is in town! Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square 2022 presents Circus Weekend!

Be dazzled by a family-friendly line-up of incredible aerial acrobatics with hilarious flips, slips, and a whole lot of tricks.

Catch a free show in the Square with some of New Zealand’s best circus performers, or try your hand at some of the interactive activities on offer.

Check out the full programme below!

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES ON FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Grass Area

  • 4pm – 5pm: Whānau Flow workshop
    Live music and yoga for the whole whānau!
    Presented by Manubrium Circus
  • 6pm – 7pm: Have a go Circus workshop
    Presented by Circability
    Terrace Stage
  • 5pm – 6pm: Top of the Heap
    In the land of wonder and wisdom where rain glitters and pirate ships are common on land… there lives a wondrous companionship of characters who hand balance, clown, and contort, telling their stories on this sailing ship of a set. It’s a ramble through the brambles in a topsy turvy world of upside-down amazement. Giggles, contortion, adventures, tea parties, and pirate battles ensue… all to sort out who exactly, definitively, and indefinitely is at… the TOP OF THE HEAP.
    Top of the Heap is a rainbow show for young and old and is part of Auckland Pride Festival 2022!
    Presented by The Dust Palace
  • 6.30pm – 7pm: Movement Jazz
    Music, circus and contempory dance merge to bring you a jazz quartet like you’ve never seen before. Fully Improvised and site specific Movement Jazz is a celebration of the rhythms of space and human connection.
    Presented by Manubrium Circus
  • 7pm – 7.50pm: Confessions of a Aerobics Instructor
    We don’t need thigh gaps, we need the truth. Join hilarious aerobics instructor Joy (BANANA JOLIE) as she celebrates the strength and takes the lies out of lycra in her cardio-comedy street show. Featuring high-powered rock and pop staples, physical comedy, audience interaction and a jump rope act like you have never seen, this show will give you an ab-workout of belly laughs and leave your heart pumping.
    Presented by Banana Jolie
  • 8pm – 9pm: Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus
    The Flip n Fly Youth Company brings you Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus. A play on the famous quote “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. Everyone has a different view of beauty and we in circus choose to show our beauty through the flow of movements and rhythm that we create in connection to one another. While everyone sees beauty differently we believe what we what we create in circus is truly uniquely beautiful.
    Presented by Flip n Fly

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES ON SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY

Grass Area

  • 10am – 11am: Whānau Flow workshop
    Live music and yoga for the whole whānau!
    Presented by Manubrium Circus
  • 12pm – 1pm: Have a go Circus workshop & DJ
    A circus workshop for all abilities!
    Presented by Circability
  • 3pm – 4pm: Have a go Circus workshop & DJ
    A circus workshop for all abilities!
    Presented by Circability
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm: Confessions of an Aerobics Instructor
    We don’t need thigh gaps, we need the truth. Join hilarious aerobics instructor Joy (BANANA JOLIE) as she celebrates strength and takes the lies out of lycra in her cardio-comedy street show. Featuring high-powered rock and pop staples, physical comedy, audience interaction and a jump rope act like you have never seen, this show will give you an ab-workout of belly laughs and leave your heart pumping.
    Presented by Banana Jolie
    Terrace Stage
  • 11am – 12pm: Films | Aptus The Circus 
  • 1pm – 1.30pm: Movement Jazz
    Music, circus and contempory dance merge to bring you a jazz quartet like you’ve never seen before. Fully Improvised and site specific Movement Jazz is a celebration of the rhythms of space and human connection.
    Presented by Manubrium Circus
  • 1.30pm – 3.30pm: Films | Aptus The Greatest Showman
  • 4.30pm – 5.30pm: Top of the Heap
    In the land of wonder and wisdom where rain glitters and pirate ships are common on land… there lives a wondrous companionship of characters who hand balance, clown, and contort, telling their stories on this sailing ship of a set. It’s a ramble through the brambles in a topsy turvy world of upside-down amazement. Giggles, contortion, adventures, tea parties, and pirate battles ensue… all in order to sort out who exactly, definitively, and indefinitely is at… the TOP OF THE HEAP. Top of the Heap is a rainbow show for young and old and is part of Auckland Pride Festival 2022! Presented by The Dust Palace
  • 7.30pm – 8.30pm: Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus
    The Flip n Fly Youth Company brings you Beauty Through the Eyes of Circus. A play on the famous quote “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. Everyone has a different view of beauty and we in circus choose to show our beauty through the flow of movements and rhythm that we create in connection to one another. While everyone sees beauty differently we believe what we what we create in circus is truly uniquely beautiful.
    Presented by Flip n Fly

DJ Stage

  • 5.30pm – 6pm: Movement Jazz
    Music, circus and contempory dance merge to bring you a jazz quartet like you’ve never seen before. Fully Improvised and site specific Movement Jazz is a celebration of the rhythms of space and human connection.
    Presented by Manubrium Circus

All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required. 

Health Guidelines for this Event

Outdoor Event
Other Health Guidelines All visitors must show a valid My Vaccine Pass, sign in and wear a face covering when required.

Price

Free

Organiser

Auckland LiveAuckland Live is a world-class leader in live arts and entertainment, and an active contributor to the vibrancy and creativity of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Auckland Live is one of the creative and dynamic teams connected under the management of Auckland Unlimited and is an Auckland Council organistion (CCO).09 309 2677 PO BOX 5749, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142

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