When I took two of my best friends to play up on a roof in East London. Photos by Jon Green, set and ‘behind the scene’ photos by Thomas Forsyth.
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”
This time last year, I was around on the Southbank a lot, performing in Circus Maximus, as part of the Udderbelly Festival. It was such a fun and intense month! My dear and awesome friend Jon Green came down to film me during the first Heat of the competition. So this is my ‘Atma’, 3 years later.
Together with the lovely Jessie Rose, I created a new glow hoop piece that we performed at the Bloomsbury Big Top as part of a series of Christmas shows, produced by Sorcha Ra, last December 2013. This is a 1920’s, Great Gatsby inspired piece, set to a modern, fast paced and fun electro-swing soundtrack. AnyContinue reading “The Hypnotic Honies of Hula”
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 sometimesContinue reading “The Act, Dubai”
Jarvis Cocker LOVES hua hoops – FACT. After jamming with him at the Village Underground in 2009, as part of his 3-day ‘Exhibition of himself’, I had the absolute pleasure to perform for the very wonderful Jarvis Cocker’s 50th birthday party. Jarvis personally asked me to perform to Krafterk’s classic ‘Ruckzuck’, which was a great fun challenge,Continue reading “The Jarvis Party”
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,Continue reading “Glastonbury Festival 2013”
In ‘Gynoid’ I’m exploring movement and manipulation, as well as the relation between the machine and the human body, through hula hoops. 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 andContinue reading “‘Gynoid’ Photoshoot”
“It is the unhappy marriage of physicality and mental instability that enables Box of Frogs to convey a visceral, memorable experience. While not a typically delightful tale, the generous range of performances ensures that the sheer joy of going to the circus is not abandoned.” From a review by Terri-Anne Teo for remotegoat.co.uk In Autumn 2012,Continue reading “‘Box of Frogs’ Tour 2012”
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/45277185″>Hoop Isolation – Lab : Time Experiments</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/greenjon”>Jonathan Green</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> 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,Continue reading “Hoop manipulators”