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Tons of Sense

Tons of Sense Rad chicks doing cool things Tons of Sense is a collective of women who all share a passion for circus. Creating works both individually and as an ensemble they explore contemporary themes both personal and societal.

With a multidisciplinary approach to creating work Tons of Sense aim to expand the world of circus as a story- telling medium.

With a multidisciplinary approach to creating work Tons of Sense aim to expand the world of circus as a story- telling medium.

A fantastic piece now up on the Tons of Sense blog..a very powerful and personal story shared by Dana McMillan accompani...
07/12/2018
Performing the Norm

A fantastic piece now up on the Tons of Sense blog..a very powerful and personal story shared by Dana McMillan accompanied by an incredible illustration thanks to Regan Ainslie.
"The everyday nature of these performances means they are so subconscious that they become disguised as normalcy. As a young (unaware) queer woman, I didn’t realise I was onstage 24/7."

https://tonsofsense.com/2018/12/07/performing-the-norm/

We play many performances throughout our lives; our costumes the clothes we wear for different circumstances, and our masks the subtle shifts in the way we hold our bodies in the different spaces w…

How you think about Australian contemporary circus might prevent you from seeing the real work being done in the circus ...
12/05/2018
Seeing the Work: The Dangerous Act of Looking in Contemporary Circus

How you think about Australian contemporary circus might prevent you from seeing the real work being done in the circus arts.- Thanks to Alex Talamo for putting together this thought-provoking piece.
https://tonsofsense.com/2018/05/05/seeing-the-work-the-dangerous-act-of-looking-in-contemporary-circus/
Feature photo by Aaron Walker Photographer
Article photos by Lucy Egan

Lately, I have been thinking about the radical act of seeing. Having just been immersed in the 2018 Sydney Festival and the concurrent Circus Industry Forum, I have been reflecting on my role as a …

What a beautiful story about a beautiful human 💜 Australian Cabaret royalty all the way from Ipswich
06/03/2018
ABC iview : Love Bites: FEZ

What a beautiful story about a beautiful human 💜 Australian Cabaret royalty all the way from Ipswich

Follow Fez Faanana's trailblazing artistic journey from growing up in Ipswich, Queensland to representing Australia on the world stage in dazzling drag, with his co-founded all male burlesque company "Briefs Factory".

Introducing the newest segment on our blog - Digging Up-Check out the first article all about cross-training and why you...
05/03/2018
Digging Up: The Importance of Cross-Training

Introducing the newest segment on our blog - Digging Up-
Check out the first article all about cross-training and why you should probably be doing it. Photos were taken at the absolutely stunning EYWA Marbella studio by the talented Cristo Veber - Photographer
https://tonsofsense.com/2018/03/05/digging-up-the-importance-of-cross-training/

Digging Up is a fortnightly segment that shares advice for building your own circus practise- from a struggling artist just trying to ‘Dig Up’. One of the most useful exercise tips I ha…

Check out all the amazing photos that EmmelineD Photography took of Stand Here!
25/02/2018

Check out all the amazing photos that EmmelineD Photography took of Stand Here!

Stand Here performed by Tons of Sense

Some amazing photos rolling in!! This one thanks to @alliharperphotographer . Have you entered the photo comp yet? Just ...
24/02/2018

Some amazing photos rolling in!! This one thanks to @alliharperphotographer . Have you entered the photo comp yet? Just tag a photo from Stand Here with #tonsofsense before Friday for a chance to win a Tons of Sense Tshirt!!!!

#circus #melbourne #acro #acrobatics

We managed to sneak our hula hoops into the Joy 94.9 studio!! We'll have a link to the podcast up soon :) :)
22/02/2018

We managed to sneak our hula hoops into the Joy 94.9 studio!! We'll have a link to the podcast up soon :) :)

It's Wednesday, meaning it's time for another installment of The Gender Agenda! Are you psyched? Here's why you should be:

Tonight from 9pm Esther and Becka talk to Latonya and Winter from Stand Here Immersive Circus Experience, an interactive dystopian circus show right here in Melbourne!

Plus a ton of great music, the usual topics, love and laughs, and of course a Warm & Fluffy to make your night. Tune in!

22/02/2018
To the testing Grounds!

For anyone heading out to see 'Stand Here' tomorrow night here's a little video tour of how to get there- filmed by the amazing Isaac Lawry
Confused about where the Testing Grounds is? Isaac Lawry made us a little educational tour https://youtu.be/4mRYXyMh18M

A little instructional video filmed by Isaac Lawry- Get off the tram at the arts centre and follow the video from there!

26/01/2018
ABC News

Quantum physicist Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons, Australian of the year 2018 for her research into quantum computing "Do what's hard, place high expectations on your self, take risks and do something that matters."
Women in STEM 💪💪💪

Quantum physicist Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons — the 2018 Australian of the Year — is looking to build a quantum computer capable of solving problems in minutes, which would otherwise take thousands of years.
Here's what she had to say when she received her honour.

Get your eyeballs on this collaboration between Charice Charlie Rust and Latonya Wigginton , a really interesting look a...
24/01/2018
Does the Bechdel Test Have a Place in Circus? - CircusTalk

Get your eyeballs on this collaboration between Charice Charlie Rust and Latonya Wigginton , a really interesting look at how contemporary circusus might start to think about gender representation.
https://circustalk.com/news/does-the-bechdel-test-have-a-place-in-circus/
Cover photo From Rouge by Highwire Events & Entertainment by Brig Bee

There is nothing more satisfying than walking out of theatre having been inspired by an amazing circus show. However, a

21/01/2018
22 Words

We see this pop up on Facebook all the time- and every time it makes us smile :)

This girl may be too young to compete on "American Ninja Warrior" but that didn't stop her!

For more things that will make you smile, check out Happiness Heroes!

(via Jukin Media)

17/01/2018
Do Your Thing

Right at the end of 2017 we did a super fun collaboration with circus ensemble Social Staples It was all about getting active and doing your thing, no matter what it is. It has to be one of my favourite parts of circus - how well it combines creativity with activity.
Isaac Lawry filmed a pretty fantastic video for us
https://youtu.be/B8SC3B8YHts
And as always you can read more about all our projects on our blog ➡️ tonsofsense.com
Video features: Ela Bartilomo Maya Tregonning Georgia Webb Georgia Deguara Harley Mann Taygan Kelly Latonya Wigginton Shamita Sivabalan Maggie Rees Maxx Parsons Isabelle Champagne-Chittick Elena Hood Hannah Richards

Don't let anyone stop you doing what you love 💜

Here is our new cover photo featuring the full cast of 'Stand Here'!📸EmmelineD Photography
06/12/2017

Here is our new cover photo featuring the full cast of 'Stand Here'!
📸EmmelineD Photography

20/11/2017
How to do a Photo-shoot with 'Tons of Sense;

Check out the cast of 'Stand Here' as they take you back stage on a Tons of Sense Photoshoot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ipc4KMtZt0
Maya Tregonning Cassia Bellybutton Sarah Gray Latonya Wigginton Filmed by the wonderful Winter Cyan
Don't forget to add Feb 23rd to your diary!!

We take you behind the scenes of our promo shoot for our upcoming show 'Stand Here' check out all the details of the show here:

Hi Tons of Sense is urgently casting for a show next year! Looking for one awesome female/ non-binary acrobat to join ou...
16/11/2017

Hi Tons of Sense is urgently casting for a show next year! Looking for one awesome female/ non-binary acrobat to join our team. We are trying to bring together a diverse cast, of people with different life experiences. Not just interested in circus performers; physical theatre/dance/acting backgrounds all good!- Please share/tag

So excited to share the name of our fist show coming to you in February 2018!!
27/10/2017

So excited to share the name of our fist show coming to you in February 2018!!

So excited to finally share this exciting news with you all! A few months ago Tons of Sense was privileged to receive fu...
23/10/2017

So excited to finally share this exciting news with you all! A few months ago Tons of Sense was privileged to receive funding from the Saunders Foundation. The money will be well used to produce our first show in February next year- more details to come soon!

12/10/2017
Sparkle Society

Check out this super cute summer-time video by Tons of Sense member Latonya Wigginton

So I know it's not technically Summer anywhere right now, but the sunshine last week had me in the best mood
:)

Wearing my new BONDS and Cotton On Body
Hooping.org

16/07/2017

Gah I love this little sequence- check out the full video on our blog - link in bio :)
Featuring @annafisher_
@nicolepienaar @karina_schiller_
@abbykelso @miss_la_tonya and music by @winteracrobat
#circus #girls #hooping #contortionist #hulahoops #dance #tumble #acro #music #sound #art #dance #film

09/07/2017

OoOoooOooOOO handstand magic ..Also you should follow us on Instagram :) :)
#handtsand #handstand_where_i_stand #circus #girls #strong #dance #acrobatics

So their are some kind of weird faces in this picturebut I still like it a lot.Photography Kieran Mcnamara Photography
04/07/2017

So their are some kind of weird faces in this picturebut I still like it a lot.
Photography Kieran Mcnamara Photography

So 'Tons of Sense' is a little personal project I've been working on but I think it's time to share it with you all, mor...
04/07/2017

So 'Tons of Sense' is a little personal project I've been working on but I think it's time to share it with you all, more exciting news to come soon!!

Winter Cyan impressing us all with her music.Photography by Kieran Mcnamara Photography
04/07/2017

Winter Cyan impressing us all with her music.
Photography by Kieran Mcnamara Photography

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04/07/2017

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With a multidisciplinary approach to creating work Tons of Sense aim to expand the world of circus as a story telling medium. Our Mission is to amplify and empower the voices of women by creating accessible, inter-sectional art that captivates and inspires audiences.

Tons of Sense works in a range of media from live performance to the written word and everything in between. We are always looking for more creative female/NB peeps to join our team so shoot us a message if you have a project in mind :)

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