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15 June 2024: CLOWN & CIRCUS WORKSHOP with Jens Altheimer

    with Jens Altheimer
    THE TWYFORD – Hall Venue
    11am – 12 noon Saturday 15 June 2024 
    Free for ages 7 to 12
    Limited places – book now!

    Join WHALEBONE creator and performer Jens Altheimer for a fun-filled clowning and circus workshop!

    A playful introduction to finding your funny bone on stage. And you can learn a couple of cool circus tricks on the way. Have some serious fun, be fearlessly hilarious and enjoy being silly! Find ways to balance bouncy feathers and juggle plates in surprising and unusual ways!

    And when you’re done performing yourself, come back at 2pm to watch Jens in WHALEBONE.

    For ages 7 to 12 – places are limited so book your FREE workshop place now!





    Jens is an award-winning independent artist who has been making and presenting work for audiences in Australia and Europe for 35 years. He is a deviser, director, performer, producer, mentor, inventor, and tinkerer with a strong interest in creating participatory and empowering art experiences. Jens incorporates elements of puppetry, circus, interactive mechanical sculptures, video, and music into his highly visual theatre productions that explore human relationships through the world of animated objects.

    His body of work includes family theatre, multidisciplinary community art projects, playful kinetic installations, and circus productions. Trained at Jacques Lecoq in Paris and collaborating with companies including Phillipe Genty Company, National Theatre Stuttgart (Germany), and the National Theatre Karlsruhe (Germany), Jens relocated to Australia in 2009.

    Jens’ successful touring history includes collaborations with organisations such as Regional Arts Victoria, artour, and Country Arts WA. He has toured extensively throughout Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, and Queensland with productions such as Squaring the
    Wheel and Loose Ends.

    His productions have received critical acclaim and have been presented at festivals and international tours such as Sydney Festival, The Garden of Unearthly Delights, LaMama Theatre, and festivals in New Zealand and Malta.

    Videos of his community work can be found on his website at

    The Merimbula show is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative