Hula Hoop & Motion Graphics – Live on the John Bishop Show

I have always had a great interest in animation and mixed media, so when Cirque Bijou offered me to collaborate on a bespoke piece that mixed my hoops with Howie Bailey‘s visual graphics, I dived right into it. The piece was commissioned as an intro to the John Bishop Show on BBC1, which made the whole project evenContinue reading “Hula Hoop & Motion Graphics – Live on the John Bishop Show”

Silvia hula hoops on ‘Blue Peter’ – BBC

I’m not sure if it was a coincidence or through word of mouth, but just before my multi-media performance on the John Bishop Show was released on the BBC, I was invited to hula hoop live on the Blue Peter show… It was so last minute, everything literally happened within a few hours, and thatContinue reading “Silvia hula hoops on ‘Blue Peter’ – BBC”

Valentine’s cheekiness for the National Centre for Circus Arts

I’m not really a Valentine girl but if that’s an excuse to play with hoops and Bertil Nilsson, then I’m well up for it! This photo was picked by Tumblr for their Radar, awesome teamwork! Photographed by Bertil Nilsson for the National Centre for Circus Arts.

‘Urban Xmas’ photo shoot

Back in my home town in Italy for a few days, I hooked up with old school friend and photographer Riccardo Lancia. We drove around town, our main goal being catching up, after years of not seeing each other. It was a beautiful, crisp winter morning and so we ended up dropping some layers offContinue reading “‘Urban Xmas’ photo shoot”

‘The 5 Gold Rings’ photo shoot for the National Centre for Circus Arts

Over the Christmas period I collaborated with the amazing Bertil Nilsson to create some images for the National Centre for Circus Arts. The theme for the photo shoot was the ‘5 Gold Rings of Christmas’ and consequently, there was a lot of spinning involved.  

Silvia vs The Great Eastern Bear

When I took two of my best friends to play up on a roof in East London. Photos by Jon Green, set and ‘behind the scene’ photos by Thomas Forsyth.

Glastonbury Festival 2014

Despite the weather and extreme survival conditions, Glastonbury is always amazing. This year, however, was particularly exciting as I got to perform not only ‘Atma’, but also 2 of my most recent hoop acts. ‘Black Out Days’ was specifically devised for the Circus Big Top and, although it was presented as work in progress, it received very positiveContinue reading “Glastonbury Festival 2014”

‘Atma’, 3 years later

This time last year, I was around on the Southbank a lot, performing in Circus Maximus, as part of the Udderbelly Festival. It was such a fun and intense month! My dear and awesome friend Jon Green came down to film me during the first Heat of the competition. So this is my ‘Atma’, 3 years later.

The Hypnotic Honies of Hula

Together with the lovely Jessie Rose, I created a new glow hoop piece that we performed at the Bloomsbury Big Top as part of a series of Christmas shows, produced by Sorcha Ra, last December 2013. This is a 1920’s, Great Gatsby inspired piece, set to a modern, fast paced and fun electro-swing soundtrack.  AnyContinue reading “The Hypnotic Honies of Hula”

The Act, Dubai

After becoming a regular performer at The Box, London, I had the pleasure to go and spin my hoops at its Dubai partner club, The Act – the highest theatre venue in the world. Located on the 42nd and 43rd floor of the Shangri-la Hotel, The Act is a very refreshing antidote to Dubai’s sometimesContinue reading “The Act, Dubai”