Big Tops and Tiny Tots Circus Show recently visited the region, thanks to support from Moira Arts and Culture Inc, Katamatite and Strathmerton community groups and Regional Arts Victoria.
Circus performer Luth Wolff took the three to six-year-old children on a madcap circus adventure.
Developed to align with the early years learning framework, the show encouraged children to explore their balance, communication skills and healthy choices, all while engrossed with larrikin circus acts.
The show wowed the audience in Katamatite, with 136 people turning out for the special performance.
Squeals of delight from the children showed the quality of entertainment and the obvious enjoyment as parents watched children participate.
Mr Wolff said the reaction of the children in the crowd reinforced why he fell in love with performing in the first place.
‘‘If you looked closely, every child was staring intently at the same plate, and every single mouth was open — some were shouting as loud as they could, some were gasping, some were laughing — but every single kid was 100 per cent present in the moment. That is why I love performing,’’ he said.
Moira Arts and Culture Inc’s Lou Hamon thanked the Katamatite Community Plan, Katamatite Primary School and Katamatite Kindergarten for a great show of community spirit.
‘‘The show then rolled on to Strathmerton to enthral the little ones, so we’d like to say an additional thank you to the Strathmerton Community Plan and Strathmerton Primary School, parents and friends,’’ Mr Hamon said.