Welcome to NICA Backstage

Roll up , Roll up! and come and see all of the fun that happens backstage at NICA...

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Hot Audition Tips

Auditions for the 2018 bachelor program are right on top of us. Here are some of NICA's current first years giving some hard-earned audition advice. 

Hanging out with NICA’s Cert IIIs

NICA has a cohort of dedicated students who are completing their year 11 and 12 school years whilst also studying a Certificate III in Circus Arts. They undertake their academic studies at an adult learning centre in Melbourne's CBD and do 7.5 hours of circus training at NICA each week. They are currently building a... Continue Reading →

Mâts & Cordages

Students from the Quebec Circus school and others from around the world, have been working together to create two shows to be performed outdoors on the coast of Canada.

Quiet Moments

"Then, completely out of the blue, someone very special to me decided to surprise me by purchasing me my very own canon AE-1 film camera," Amanda Lee, a third-year student, shares her love of film. Below are her stills and beautiful writing from behind the scenes of Circosis Left Brain.  Since my schooling days I have always been... Continue Reading →

Sheep for a Week, A Circus Oz Internship

Third year NICA students Ian Richardson and Emily Gare had the opportunity to spend a week with the Circus Oz team at the start of  July. During the internship they had the chance to train alongside the cast of Model Citizens and got to perform their Showcase pieces for the big top audience. NICA Backstage caught up Ian and Emily to chat about their experiences. 

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