Falling with Style
Supported by University of Canberra
We all know circus has the power to amaze and inspire, but in this exciting new project we’re exploring the way that circus skills can actually have extraordinary physical health benefits. Introducing Falling with Style!
With the help of University of Canberra, this exciting research project will introduce a fun and challenging activity to older adults with the aim of reducing their risk of damaging falls. Using circus skills, older adults will, over eight weeks, be introduced to increasingly interesting ways to “fall” without causing injury. Participants will be taught the skills that circus performers use for falling.
Before and following Falling with Style, participants will be evaluated by a team of experts from the University of Canberra, with a view to roll it out across more communities throughout Australia and create more cool projects that use circus techniques to address real-world issues.