LIMF 2018: Life is a Circus

January 30th, 2018 by

Thomas Wilson reflects on three very different contemporary circus-theatre shows seen at the London International Mime Festival 2018   London International Mime Festival enters its 41st year, and as usual proves to be the single best place to get a glimpse of the diversity of visual and physical performance currently around. This year is no […]

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Caravanas Ficho!

December 20th, 2017 by

Dorothy Max Prior goes on the road in Mexico with Caravanas Ficho, an enterprising outreach and community engagement programme created by Ficho Festival, taking circus and street arts to otherwise excluded people in Guadalajara and other parts of Jalisco state    So here we are, a motley crew gathering in Caligari, a shabby-chic cafe in […]

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Seres de Luz: Travesias

Bring on the (Women) Clowns!

November 22nd, 2017 by

Brazilian clown and film director Mariana Gabriel’s heartwarming and inspiring documentary, Mi Abuela era Payaso (created with Ana Minheira), contains much food for thought – not least, the statement from a key interviewee that much of the documented history of circus is White, male and European. So to redress the balance a little, enter Mariana […]

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If: The Last Word on Circus at Ed Fringe 2017

September 12th, 2017 by

Hurrah. It’s my annual ‘If Edinburgh Fringe Circus Shows Were An Album’ review again, where I get to combine my two passions and indulge my inner muso-geek. 2017 was a pretty brilliant year overall and once more a delight and privilege for me to represent my venue in sponsoring the Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane […]

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On Being in Nassim

September 5th, 2017 by

‘No rehearsals. No preparation. Just a sealed envelope and a different actor every performance reading a script for the first time.’ On 20 August 2017, Nir Paldi, actor and co-artistic director of Theatre Ad Infinitum, took part in Nassim, the latest work by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour.  Home. Mother. Boy. Balcony. Tomatoes. Photos. Salam. Hello. […]

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