BIG MOB CIRCUS
The Katherine Region Bush Crew Performing Arts program is focused on providing dynamic, physically engaging and healthy activities for young people in the region. With a focus on circus, dance, art, and film, the program provides a platform for young people to showcase their creative abilities and develop their skills towards connecting in with local cultural festivals and events.
Corrugated Iron visits the region fortnightly, Big Mob Circus is a video that showcases a day-in-the-life of one of our visits featuring the communities of Binjari, Rockhole, Myali Brumby and Katherine town.
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts has developed an effective and engaging model of practice built up over many years with support and assistance through the NT Department of Health - Alcohol Action Initiative, who have enabled us in developing strong and ongoing consultation with key community leaders and service organisations in the region.
Our approach in communities is relationship-based, strengths-based, accessible and continuous, with a focus on healthy, fun, physical activity with young people. It is solution-focused and tailors workshops to the developmental needs and energy of young people.
The Board’s enthusiasm for Corrugated Iron’s projects is reflective of the strong, respectful relationship that has been established and maintained between our two organisations over several years when the Corrugated Iron team first started to deliver circus. The work of CIYA to date demonstrates a commitment to empowerment of young Indigenous people. The activities with CIYA offer a way for these young people to express themselves, they are based on co-operation, collaboration, respect, responsibility, and creativity.
Deb Alosi CEO, Binjari Community Aboriginal Corporation