This winter I was invited to join Thursford Christmas Spectacular for their 45th anniversary season – a whopping run of 82 shows in 6 weeks (!!!!) Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 120 professional singers, dancers and musicians, Thursford is the largest Christmas show in theContinue reading “Thursford Christmas Spectacular”
Tag Archives: contemporary circus
The new Hoops In Motion
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”
‘Cløwns & Queens’ – my journey into the wonderful world of Gandini Juggling
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”
William Baker for Popcorn Storm Productions
Premiering as a work in progress performance at the Roundhouse in Spring 2016, Pop Circus will bring together a creative team from across the worlds of theatre, dance, music, fashion and circus – a new collaboration aiming to create a new kind of British performance, that is thrilling and glamorous but also anarchic and subversive.Continue reading “William Baker for Popcorn Storm Productions”
Black Out Days – LED hula hoop act
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.
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. Photographs by Simon Yin. Big thanks to Chenghao Liu and Jacksons Lane Theatre, London. The hoops in these images are LED smart hoopsContinue reading “Metamorphosis”
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”
‘Atma’ for SmashFestUK, the Albany, London 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 steepContinue reading “‘Atma’ for SmashFestUK, the Albany, London 2015”
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.
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