4 years ago I collaborated with artist Trine Lise Nedreaas on a video installation project. Today we are in Times Square, NY, for Midnight Moment – the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronised on electronic billboards throughout Times Square. Watch ‘Pulse’ light up the square every night this month at 11.57pm to midnight. View this postContinue reading “Pulse”
The last few years of my career wrapped into a power shell. Many thanks to Cirque Bijou, John Bishop, everyone at Blue Peter, Henley Festival and the Box, London. Cut and edited by the amazing Thomas Johansson (thomas-johansson.com/). Cover photograph by Simon Yin (simonyinphotography.com/) Soundtrack: LCD Soundsystem.
One of my highlights of 2016 was having the opportunity to collaborate with another hula hoop warrior – actually, one of the very first hula hoopers I ever met, years ago – the amazing Grace Billings. Within one month of long distance rehearsals, we created a powerful LED hoop duo for a run of ChristmasContinue reading “Teardrop”
Like an ever spinning wheel, life sets us a challenge when we least expect it, to test our courage and willingness to change… ‘Hoops In Motion’ is a wonderfully exciting journey, a piece of circus and visual arts, originally commissioned by John Bishop and further developed by Cirque Bijou and with support from the NationalContinue reading “The new Hoops In Motion”
What are your taboos? This spring I literally threw myself into a wonderfully mad journey of self discovery with the world-renowned Gandini Juggling. If you don’t know them yet, the Gandini’s are a company of ridiculously talented object manipulators, whose work has been reinventing and reinvigorating juggling over the past 20 years, whilst challenging people’s perceptionsContinue reading “‘Cløwns & Queens’ – my journey into the wonderful world of Gandini Juggling”
A revamped version of my ‘Black Out Days’ LED hula hoop act, performed with latest technology smart LED hula hoops at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, London, 2015. Filmed by Mark Morreau and Thomas Forsyth. Music by Phantogram.
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”
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”
Just as 2015 kicked in, I had the immense pleasure to work with top gentleman juggler Mat Ricardo and perform ‘Atma’ in his End of the world cabaret at the Albany, London. It was an ‘Apocalypse now’ sort of show, where the only thing left to do before the asteroid hit the earth, was to steepContinue reading “‘Atma’ for SmashFestUK, the Albany, London 2015”
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”