Writings

The Healing Power of Circus

June 9th, 2022 by

Jonathan Irakiza from Rwanda in East Africa tells us of his extraordinary journey, rising from childhood poverty and deprivation to a brave new life performing professionally with Rwandan Acrobats, teaching, and running his own social circus company, the Young Circus Performers Company Let me introduce myself. I’m Jonathan Irakiza, an artist, circus performer and trainer, […]

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Radical Self: Theatre Outside Binaries

June 8th, 2022 by

From Radical Self Love to Intersectionality via the Wheel of Consent – artist Rowan Prescott Hedley shows us their path to a theatre that is beyond binaries  I’m sat on a slightly-too-upright stacking hotel chair, a bit too warm and in a stuffy room that’s not quite large enough for the number of people in […]

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Joining the dots

May 26th, 2022 by

As a performer, teacher and lifelong learner of all things clown, Jamie Wood muses on the bon mots of his own clown teachers and his peers  My first clown workshop was in Liverpool when I was twenty. It was with a clown called Gerry Flanagan. I remember a young woman confessing her insecurity around how […]

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Full Circle

May 26th, 2022 by

A teenage encounter with Footsbarn sparks a series of adventures in physical and visual theatre for Baubo Theatre’s Liza Cox It was one of those endless summer evenings, with warm air that caressed bare legs. I remember the feeling of that breeze on knees and shoulders as I walked alongside the River Liffey to Dublin’s […]

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The Hidden People

May 19th, 2022 by

The Hidden People is a co-production between British circus theatre company Hikapee and Icelandic theatre company Huldufugl (Hidden Bird). The show combines Icelandic folklore, aerial circus and physical performance, and creative technology. Here, three different voices offer their individual perspective on the UK premiere of the show, which took place at the Pavilion Theatre Worthing. […]

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