Cirque Lumiere

December 30, 2018

This Christmas brought me back to my roots as I got to spin fire every night with the amazing Grace Billings from Flame Oz, as part of the Cirque Lumiere Christmas parties – a circus extravaganza set in the beautiful Bloomsbury Big Top, London.

You may remember that Grace and I collaborated before, on the creation of ‘Teardrop’, an exquisite LED hula hoop act that combines dance and smart technology LED hoops.

This season we not only got to perform our hoop duo, but we also devised a sassy fire act that combines fire eating, fire ropes and lyco – HUGE FLAMES!

A lot of fun was had and I’m looking forward to fresh collaborations with Flame Oz in the new year. Thanks to the whole cast and crew in the Big Top, we made a lot of people happy!

I have been collaborating with The Immersive Ensemble for a while now – I just love performing with this crew and transporting guests into the wonderful jazz age, with all its fun and glamour.

Gatsby parties at the Taj Hotel, St James Court, London

This Christmas, not only did we take over the majestic Taj Hotel, St James Court, London, for a run of Christmas parties, we also performed at Somerley House to entertain Muse and their guests during Chris Wolstenholme’s wedding celebrations. SO EXCITING!

Here’s to more incredible adventures in the new year!

This Halloween I teamed up with Lovebullets for Chapter II of a series of magical events on the spectacular grounds of Goodwood’s sprawling Estate. 45857808_10156935881153166_600308068588191744_n

Goodwood House was transformed into a travelling spaceship, which led the guests through a multi-sensory playground of light, sound and performance.

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Looking forward to creating more magic with the incredible team behind Lovebullets and Goodwood Doghouse.

August 1st, 2018 marked the first anniversary of Bitcoin’s Rebirth, with official celebrations in London, Paris and Hong Kong.  At the London party, I joined Black Birdcage to entertain guests with my LED hoops.

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Thanks to all the wonderful performers and make up artists involved in this event.

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LoveBox 2018

July 18, 2018

Last weekend marked another edition of London’s own Lovebox Festival.

Throughout the sun-drenched weekend, I was there to spread the hoop love.

Highlights from the FACT stage, with Jon Hopkins here:

Highlights from the Smirnoff House, with the Provibers below:

Hands up to all the artists and crew involved in the festival, that was a great weekend.

Lots of LOVE.

Kali

January 9, 2018

A celebration of the intoxicating, wild feminine and the divine, creative power of Shakti.

‘Kali’ is a highly-skilled, sophisticated and sassy performance that combines dance and hula hooping with the latest, cutting-edge LED technology. Custom illuminating colours, patterns and graphics are delivered on stage in conjunction with seamless movements and choreography, to create an unforgettable, multi-dimensional visual experience. Drawing inspiration from Hindu mythology and African music, Silvia channels the Tantric Goddess of love and destruction in a fast-paced, psychedelic act that aims at inspiring women to embrace their inner wilderness and creative power.

Performed in ‘Club Briefs’, Underbelly Festival 2017, London.

Filmed and edited by Infinite Ear.

Very special thanks to Briefs Factory, the Box London and the wonderful Koh Phangan. Photos above were taken from another exhilarating run of Club Briefs, at Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Mahe Island, October 2017.

Pulse

December 11, 2017

4 years ago I collaborated with artist Trine Lise Nedreaas on a video installation project.

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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.

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Watch ‘Pulse’ light up the square every night this month at 11.57pm to midnight.

Silvia spins Magic

May 10, 2017

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.

Teardrop

December 28, 2016

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 Christmas shows at Bloomsbury Big Top, London, as part of ‘Cirque Extraordinaire’.

Teardrop is a highly-skilled, sophisticated and sassy performance that combines dance and hula hooping with the latest, cutting-edge LED technology. Custom illuminating colours, patterns and graphics are delivered on stage in conjunction with seamless movements and choreography, to create an unforgettable, multi-dimensional visual experience.
Shot and cut by Thomas Johansson
Soundtrack by Massive Attack.

Hoop Cartel – Strictly for those who Spin

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When I grow up, I want to be a wild child with layers on

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Embrace of the Serpent

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“She taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it.”

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Choose your weapon

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Photoshoot by the amazing Ayesha Hussain (http://ayeshashootspeople.tumblr.com/).

All these images are available in different sizes on my Flickr page.