INTERVIEW WITH DALE WOODBRIDGE FROM
Welcome to Impulse Gamer and thanks for allowing us to interview you.
Firstly, tell us a
little about yourself?
My name is Dale
Richard Ian Thomas Lee Woodbridge. I am 24. I have seven beautiful sisters and I
enjoy awkward moments. I am a Kamilaroi man from Mungindi.
How did you become
involved with Circus Oz?
I was part of a
Circus Oz program called Blakflip that introduces Indigenous performers to the
circus arts, and I havenít left.
What's the most
challenging aspect of being part of Circus Oz?
Learning the way a
show works. Itís completely different to any process I have ever been part of.
You have a dance
and music gymnast past, how do you incorporate this into the performance?
Circus is kind of
the bastard child of Dance and Gymnastics, so it just works.
How often do you
Monday to Friday,
10am to 6pm. Our days consist of training, meetings, and rehearsals.
injuries? How do you prevent these?
Iíve had no
injuries so far (knock on wood). Safety is a massive part of our process and
Which dancer or
gymnast inspires you?
Parris Goebel. She
is an inspiration to many young dancers. She has made her own and othersí dreams
come to life.
You're one of the
newer members of Circus Oz, what's it like being the new guy?
I like being the
new guy. It means when I do things, theyíre unexpected. Everyone loves new
What's one of the
funniest things that has happened in front of a live audience?
My pants fell off
while doing a row of backflips, then at the end of a backsault my jacket flew
over my head so I couldnít see and I landed flat on my stomach, winding myself.
What are you
looking forward to the Melbourne season of Circus Oz?
Getting to display
new skills and jokes. Fingers crossed it all works!
Thanks Dale and all the best for Circus Oz in
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