About POW Circus
in 1995 when Women's Circus member Jean Taylor, assisted by circus trainers, conducted a 6 week series of workshops in circus skills for women over 40. These workshops culminated in a performance - Act Your Age. Afterwards, members decided to continue as an autonomous group and became the Performing Older Women's (POW) Circus.
run as a collective of women, currently aged between 41 and 67 years, who train in circus skills. POW members have participated in small performances such as the 2016 White Night: Circus Circus cabaret. Annual 2 week long shows were held until 2006, and some toured to regional Victoria and Sydney.
POW offers training members
the opportunity to improve their strength and flexibility in a friendly environment. Weekly acrobalance classes encourage and support members to extend themselves and achieve their personal best.
Physical training classes are
led by highly skilled and talented trainers with experience in circus arts/ performance or related disciplines. Participants do not need any previous circus experience but do need to be enthusiastic about developing these skills in a supportive group of women aged 40+.
Term 1 starts: 1/02/20 (10 weeks). POW may cancel a class occasionally. Please book in via email firstname.lastname@example.org
POW inspires by
offering small and large scale shows which audience members have described as "unbelievable" and "moving". Most circuses show people doing the impossible. POW shows older performers and musicians achieving the possible (and sometimes the difficult as well).
In the words of a young audience member
watching performers on trapeze,
POW's objectives are
More information about POW's structure and decision making processes in POW
Structure and Decision Making.
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