Zany Yare is a youth circus located in the lower Blue Mountains that operates through Aerialize Sydney Aerial Theatre which is based in Marrickville Sydney. Zany Yare was also Blaxland High School’s Resident Theatre Company from 2006-2008 and was recently awarded a CDSE grant through the Blue Mountains City Council and Glenbrook Panthers Club.
Zany Yare was founded in 2000 and has been performing in the Blue Mountains & Sydney regions ever since. They have put on 6 major productions, including There’s No Place Like Home; a circus interpretation of the Wizard of Oz and their most resent production Drop of a Hat; a cabaret spectacular of all things circus. They have participated in a variety of festivals such as Glenbrook Spring Fair, Cirquinox, Winter Magic, Australia day celebrations and performed at the 2007 Catapult Youth Circus Festival in Bathurst.
Zany Yare runs classes every Tuesday night from 7-9pm at The Springwood Boys and Girls Club, where student learn a variety of skills. These skills include, aerial acrobatics, juggling, stilt walking, acrobatics, unicycle, hula hoop, a range of other prop manipulation skills, physical theatre and puppetry. Zany Yare creates a fun and safe environment where students can improve on fitness, coordination and confidence. Members of Zany Yare are encouraged to develop their own circus acts, costumes and characters, giving them a creative outlet as well as developing their physical skills. It has never been easier for Blue Mountains kids to go beyond the ordinary and run away with the circus!