August 1, 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 positive feedback.
The greatest surprise of this year’s festival, however, was that I got asked to perform at the BBC Studio as part of their Friday Night Highlights, directly from the channel’s stage at the Park. This was an excellent and fun opportunity to show my ‘Great Gatsby’ inspired piece ‘Jazzy Daisy’, which went down a storm.
After all that excitement, keeping it up rehearsing and performing for almost 24 hours, after dragging your hoops all day around miles of muddy fields, what do you do when at Glasto?
I don’t know about you, but I go and dance my heart out until sunrise, at the jaws of a gigantic, fire spitting and laser shooting spider. That is why I love it so much in the field: it never stops feeding you its magic insanity.
August 9, 2011
This summer I got to live one of my dreams, as I got booked to perform in the Circus Big Top at Glastonbury Festival.
Despite the extreme, hardcore conditions, it was one of the best, most fun and exciting experiences in my life. The Circus Field was possibly one of the best areas on site, and I was lucky enough to camp, work and spend most of my time there.
Behind the Circus Big Top there was an amazing team of smiley, hard-working and talented people, coming together to keep the show going on day and night, for 4 days. Performing on a massive stage to such a varied audience was truly incredible.
To me, Glastonbury was like a joke, the best joke I’ve ever heard. I am very much looking forward to the next one.
Photos were taken by Jon Green, Andrew and Joey Allcock.