In 1979 the local Murray River Performing Group (MRPG) initiated a school holiday program along with a few intrepid circus artists. Together they trained more than 80 school children from the region over a six-week period and performed in a circus big top. The show, called The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, was an extraordinary success and an unstoppable momentum had been generated.
Performances at the Sydney Festival, on regional tour and eventually overseas in Canada at the Vancouver Children’s Festival followed, the first of many overseas engagements from Broadway to Istanbul.
Subsequent landmark projects helped to influence the development of contemporary circus in Australia, including with China’s Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe and Moscow Circus, and cement the company’s reputation for innovation and excellence.
Today, our shows continue to be in high demand and our unique select-entry circus program is regarded as one of the best in the world.