Introduction to the Rola Bola (Workshop)

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Bornfire Circus
  • Date:
    1 Jun 2024
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  • Venue:
    Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
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  • Admission:
    Standard Ticket: $18
  • Advisory:
    Admission age: 7 and above. Tickets are sold in pairs. Each ticket admits one person. Children below the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult – both require separate tickets for admission. Latecomers will not be admitted.


Test your balancing skills and experience the thrill of rola bola in this beginner workshop for pairs!

This classic circus skill comprises a cylinder, a board, and the ability to keep your balance. This beginner workshop introduces participants to exercises that will help you develop skills, core strength and coordination, which are essential for this circus act.

Pairs of all kinds are welcome—whether you're an adult-child duo, friends, a couple or siblings!


- You will be sharing the rola bola with your partner.

- Come dressed in comfortable clothing that you can move easily in.

- Footwear is not required for the workshop—go barefoot for the best experience. If being barefoot is not feasible for you, covered shoes are acceptable.

Bornfire Circus
Bornfire is a circus collective dedicated to bridging differences through the joy of circus in Singapore. Since its inception in 2006, Bornfire has partnered with arts groups locally and internationally to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange between passionate practitioners of various art forms by hosting industry talks and panel discussions.

Jonathan Goh

Jonathan, an international circus artist from Singapore, has been a prominent performer since the age of 11, performing in various circus disciplines such as juggling, diabolo, fire spinning, and ladders. He has performed at prestigious events worldwide, including Penang's Georgetown Heritage Festival and Korea's Gwangju Fringe Festival. Jonathan aims to showcase Singapore's identity and culture through his circus works and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Circus Arts at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London.


With over a decade of experience, Nachos has coached a variety of physical arts, including acrobatic tumbling and parkour. Throughout that period, he has participated in a multitude of performances, initially as a dancer who specialised in breakdance and, more recently, as a circus performer who has developed a penchant for acrobatic tumbling and various types of juggling.

Introduction to the Rola Bola (Workshop)