August 13, 2015
When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty but of her weirdness.
They wanted her to change back into what she always had been…
But she had wings.
The hoops in these images are LED smart hoops by SpinFX. I can program them to change colours and patterns to any chosen music, which allows for endless possibilities to create bespoke acts and fit with specific requirements and special events. You can see more photos here.
February 13, 2015
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 steep oneself in amazing acts of gravity-defying dexterity, laugh and be entertained by some of the greatest variety acts in London.
Did we get hit? Are we still alive now? One thing is for sure, I am still spinning like Saturn.
December 10, 2013
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 sometimes dry entertainment and nightclub scenes.
It was certainly a fantastic experience being part of one of the most exciting shows in the Middle East.
July 12, 2013
An even bigger, even better Circus Big Top was my home for a week at Glastonbury Festival 2013.
Once again, it was an absolute pleasure to share the stage with so many incredibly talented performers, coming from all over the world.
In fact, thanks also to what was probably the warmest English summer in years, this was definitely the best Glastonbury of my life.. for now! A million thanks to Jade and Shaun Dunbar for making it happen. You guys rock!
January 1, 2013
How is our body affected by the props and tools, that we use every day? If our body is the main tool, the machine, what can influence and radically transform its appearance and purpose?
You can watch the trailer for ‘Gynoid’ on my Vimeo page here.
Many thanks to Jonathan Green and Damian Pajak for doing such a great job and making it a really good fun experience too.
July 10, 2012
This hoop isolation film is the result of a short period of research and development that was supported by the Circus Space and the funding from Lab:Time – experiments in circus. Francesca Martello and I wanted to explore the possibilities of circus, and specifically hoop manipulation, on film. We originally started our R&D together with Lynn Scott and Helen Orford, with the idea that the piece would be made for film and on location. However, when Jackson’s Lane theatre gave Lab:Time winners the opportunity to perform their work in progress in a mixed bill of freshly created performances, we reoriented our focus towards creating a stage performance. I hope that we will be able to keep developing this work further, both for film and the stage. Special thanks to Jon Aaron Green, director and producer and Ben Green, editor of the film.
September 21, 2011
Balagan (literally ‘chaos’, in German), is a state of mind, a mood, a feeling of joy and pure energy.
Last August 2011, I joined forces with eight true musicians, a charismatic singer and other circus performers from all over the world to create a colourful sea of images and feelings – the Balagan show, directed by Sebastiano Toma.
The cast was made by incredibly talented and friendly people, including:
Alba, a gorgeous and superfunny contortionist.
Thomas Dürrfeld and Marie Seeger, as known as Fernando and Serafina, who did lovely ball and club juggling.
Momo Kohlschmidt, one of the most beautiful women I have ever met, who accompanied us with her sweet voice.
I loved spinning my hoops to the live music, a cheeky mix of classical, klezmer, tango and even punk music. The energy of all the musicians on stage added a real buzz to the joy I feel when performing.
All the artists involved in Balagan made this one of the best experiences I have had so far.
April 3, 2011
My friend, the very talented Jonathan Green, asked me to collaborate on a video project for Purpl, an independent clothing company that delivers high quality streetwear and showcases original artwork. A group of friends with different passions, we took our tools, toys and ideas to Hungry Tiger Studios, London. The result was ‘Spherical Movements’.
February 3, 2011
I was invited to perform ‘Atma’ as part of the NYE show organized by the Vanderborght family and Circus Marcel in Rumes, Belgium.
We worked together to create a show that combined exciting and mesmerising contemporary circus with some funny and poetic moments of traditional circus.
‘Atma’ was chosen as the final act of the show, which was very flattering, since the great talent of all the other artists.
All the people involved helped to create an incredible atmosphere that showed how passionate we all are about what we do. A million thanks to the very talented Amaury Vanderborght and his family and all the other friends and artists who made this happen.
More lovely photographs of the whole event are on my Flickr page.
November 10, 2010
‘Italian acrobat Miss Peacock, turned her hula hoops into pure light with a jaw-dropping zombie routine to the tune of Thriller.’ C.J. Lazaretti
This past Halloween I devised a zombie hula hoop act to ‘The Thriller’, that I performed at Proud cabaret, London, as part of The Tassel Club.