""Welcome to the Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined in 2020 - a special online Festival delivered directly to your home. Each week we will bring you new performances -so be sure to come back and get in the groove.  

An online Festival is completely new for us and we hope you enjoy the performances. You can also read more about our Festival reimagined performers.

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Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined - Week 26 welcome from our hosts


Week 26: Joy

This week, the theme is joy, and to share the joy we're talking to U3A Zumba enthusiast Paulina Chong, actor, director and circus performer Nicci Wilks and the world's only 'Unusualist', Raymond Crowe.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Nicci Wilks

Week 26: Joy

When the Nanjing Acrobatic troupe came to town, it changed Nicci Wilks’ life forever. Her career began in high school, when she joined the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. She has gone on to perform for the King of Thailand, kids on the Pitjantjatjara lands and on 42nd Street.

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Paulina Chong

Week 26: Joy

Paulina Chong’s aim for the senior participants of her Zumba fitness dance classes is for them to ‘have fun with moves that will get their adrenaline pumping’. If seniors in her Zumba fitness dance classes are concentrating too hard on perfecting their technique, she urges them to just enjoy moving to the beat of the music. 

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined Raymond Crowe

Week 26: Joy

A good magician never reveals their secrets, so Raymond Crowe counts himself lucky he was fortunate to find a number of mentors to assist him on his journey to become Australia’s only ‘Unusualist’ – a master of hand shadow puppets, ventriloquism, physical comedy and illusion.

‘I can remember doing a trick in Grade 3 and the teacher pulling me aside afterwards asking me to explain how I did it.’

Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined, 'Ask Swampy'

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