Captivating performances, rich with Indigenous cultural information, delivered in a fun, interactive way
Circular Rhythm provides live Indigenous Australian musical performances to kindy and primary aged school children, as well as special education students, international students and tourism visitors.
The business is owned and operated by Indigenous performer, Lucas Proudfoot. Lucas is based on the Gold Coast in Queensland and he regularly travels throughout Australia and overseas to educate audiences about Indigenous cultures and the important place they hold in our communities.
Fremantle Language Development Centre, WA
Louise Bezzina. Festival Director, Bleach Festival
Lucas is from the Tweed Coast Bundjalung Aboriginal and Islander community. He has a background in professional surfing, cultural dance, composing music and song writing. Through his business, Circular Rhythm, Lucas brings his many talents together to perform a one-man show featuring guitar, didgeridoo and stomp box. Lucas reaches out to well over 2,000 kids per week and averages 280 shows annually, nationwide.
Lucas has over 25 years’ experience touring the world to destinations such as Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Portugal, South Africa and Hawaii. In recent years, Lucas has toured Australia and shared the stage alongside other high calibre children’s performers such as Hi5, Justine Clarke, Jay Laga’aia and Yo Gabba Gabba. He was especially proud to be appointed as an Australian Indigenous Education Ambassador in 2011 and is currently a Role Model for Books in Homes Australia.
Known for his fast wit and cheeky sense of humour, Lucas has been delighting young audiences with his Circular Rhythm show in schools and kindys across Australia.
- BLEACH and the Commonwealth Games’ Festival 2018 line-up
- Sydney Writers Festival 2017
- Byron Writers Festival 2017
- Whitsunday Voices Literature FestIval 2017
- Kimberly Writers Festival 2017
- The Proud Foots book launch at Somerset Celebration of Literature 2017, Gold Coast
- National NAIDOC Celebrations 2011-18
- Darling Harbour performances alongside Play School star Jay Laga’aia
- National School tours 2011-18
- Bleach Festival, Gold Coast
- NAIDOC Week at The Australian Embassy, Jakarta
- International School of Lausanne, Switzerland
- San Sebastian-Spain
- Rhymes Festival of Children’s Music, Townsville, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
- Vibe Alive Concerts with schools in Port Augusta, SA and Moree, NSW
About The Name
The name Circular Rhythm is a mash up of two terms; firstly, the circular breathing technique used by didgeridoo players and secondly, the rhythm audiences experience as they sing, dance and interact with each performance.
Circular Rhythm is a certified supplier to:
- Supply Nation: www.supplynation.org.au
- Education Queensland
- The Australian Government – Department of Prme Minister and Cabinet, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Education