Writings

Emma Frankland and company: We Dig

October 10th, 2019 by

So tell me what you want, what you really, really want… Ah, here they are, dancing into the space, five feisty gals, each with a story to tell. No, not the Spice Girls – but an equally refreshing burst of energy, redefining girl power for the 21st century. In this case, the girls (Emma Frankland […]

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Homage to Catalonia – Street Theatre and Circus Pioneers

October 1st, 2019 by

What makes Catalan performing arts so special? Dorothy Max Prior reflects on the rich tradition of circus, outdoor arts, and site-responsive performance by artists from Catalonia I’m trying to remember the first time I saw – or consciously recognised that I was seeing – work by a Catalan company. I think it must have been […]

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Here, There – and Out There

September 22nd, 2019 by

The streets are alive and kicking! Dorothy Max Prior is out and about in Great Yarmouth, for the Out There Festival of Circus and Street Theatre 2019 An experimental circus show in a secret garden with pink-lit trees, from which a woman hangs by her hair. Gaming arcades outwitted by an Actual Reality Arcade, in […]

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Generik Vapeur/Gorilla Circus: Thank You for Having Us (Merci de Votre Accueil)

September 19th, 2019 by

The main drag in Great Yarmouth on a Saturday night. There are gaggles of teenagers, dressed in a supermarket of styles: a bit of Mod here, a bit of Punk there. Lots of Adidas, too. There are families with tots in buggies, some clutching bags of crisps or lollipops, and there are kids sitting on […]

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Permission Pending

September 11th, 2019 by

  Nowadays, Outdoor Arts are taken seriously as an artform – funded and programmed within festivals, with risk assessments and audience evaluations to the fore. Which is all well and good – but what happened to the anarchic immediacy of traditional Street Theatre? Oh hang on – it does still happen! Horta Moreton reports on the […]

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