I once received an email from the Artistic Director of a circus venue, offering a ‘residency’ so that we, myself and my company, could – with his help – ‘fix’ our show and make it more ‘circusy’.
As a circus-theatre artist whose work is based on historical figures, I think celebrating lineage is important.
I sit near a 20ft bonfire, neon lights are slowly breathing in the distance and the faded sound of liquid drum and bass vibrates through the air.
Streams of Influence involves slowing everything down. Having interviewed practitioners of her generation about their creative journeys, Mish slowed it down by drawing mind maps of the conversations and reflecting on what influenced them at different stages, looking at differences and similarities.
The language we use isn’t purely formal. It constitutes our perspective of the world. It influences the way we think (Sinha, 2017). Consider the difference between ‘The Circus’ and ‘Circus’.
Greetings, allow me to introduce myself. I am the artistic director of Collectif and then… We make contemporary performances and installations together which draw on our various circus practices.
Lucy is a skeleton, female, 3.2 million years old and belongs to a species known as Australopithecus Afarensis. She was discovered in Ethiopia, 1974 and the study of her bones has advanced understanding of human evolution.