Jacqui Schulz was the Frinj Director in 2005, this year also marked the beginning of the Frinj posters designed by Kate Finnerty.
Cirque de Silo
There were those who remember clearly:
“There were elephants and acrobats and a clown on a bicycle”.
And those who are less certain:
“There was talk that somebody left with them. Ran off with the circus. I don’t who it was. Maybe it was just a rumour.”
Mary French had a film of the elephant arriving on a train and being unloaded first to help with setting up the tents.
And in 2005 the circus came back. With elephants and acrobats and bicycles and a clown. Could you believe your eyes when a juggler juggled 45 balls, a chair and an elephant? And is it really possible for the human cannon ball to survive after being shot head first into the silo?
The Cirque de Silo project included Jillian Pearce, Anna Loewendahl, Dave Jones, Erik Pootjes, Greg Pritchard, Mary French, Marko Respondeck, David Franzke and Santha Press. And a couple of others, maybe about 140. This was the team that presented Space and Place in 2003 and again in 2004. Amazing interactive computer projections, aerial performance, animations and local children’s shadow puppetry on the 30m canvas of the town’s wheat silo, combining reminiscences from older community members and a mass community choir.