My Name is Madhavi Hunt and I have come to Sweden from Melbourne Australia to bring circus to IFALL. I started training circus at age 11 in Broome Western Australia; where I

had moved to from 10 years of age. I am now 19 and am over the moon to have been given this opportunity to share my circus experience and skills to the other side of the world.

From Broome,

I had moved to Melbourne without my family in 2016 to attend a circus university called NICA. (National Institute of Circus Arts) where I trained further into circus for one year. I then auditioned for a Diploma in dance at The Space of Performing Arts to attend in 2017 in which I was successful in, but then come July/August 2017 I was offered to a part of this project; and of course I accepted without hesitation.

And now, after months of waiting on the organising, consulates, visa’s, paperwork and delayed long hour flights, etc, etc.. here I finally am; arriving in whats supposedly ‘not that cold’ in which is absolutely freezing to me, I am safe and sound in Orkelljunga Sweden; have already met amazing people and now to be friends.

I am very excited to see what I have to learn and gain from this experience and meeting much more people, and of course, getting the chance to work with refugee’s; I hope to change and inspire some of their lives and hope that circus can help find who they are as it did for me when at 11.

  • Judy Lundy
    Posted at 09:40h, 09 November Reply

    Looking forward to hearing hearing about the wonderful work you are doing Madhavi. We are all very proud of you. Xx

    • Madhavi Hunt
      Posted at 05:46h, 10 November Reply

      Well I had my first day yesterday meeting the refugee and it was a chaotic experience and there’s a lot of work to do which I am excited to work on as I’m looking forward to see the positive progress they can make. It’s a bit challenging as they understand very little English so communication is difficult but I know it will work out eventually! Xx

  • Alex Daw
    Posted at 06:44h, 10 November Reply

    Hi Madhavi – I am good friends with your Aunt and mother and am very excited to hear about your work overseas. You are working in such an important area and will be making such a difference in these people’s lives. Please keep blogging won’t you? I really look forward to reading all about the challenges you face and the friends you make during your journey. Big heartfelt waves from Brisbane.

  • Madhavi Hunt
    Posted at 14:08h, 23 November Reply

    Hey Alex!

    sorry for the late reply I’m still trying to figure out this computer and site and haven’t had the time to invest; thank you so much ! progress is coming along but its still too early to say anything on a huge process. I will try keep everyone updated publicly but if you want to know anything earlier feel free to message me on Facebook 🙂

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