I just got back from an amazing trip to Mexico with the New London Consort performing as part of the Fairy Queen Opera. We performed in the Teatro Juarez in the cultural heart of Mexico, Guanajuato. In Mexico City we performed in the Teatro Bellas Artes. We had a great time and I'm so lucky to get to perform with all these talented opera singers, musicians and circus artists! We are hopefully touring it in Vienna next!
I haven't updated my blog in too long!! I've had busy and brilliant summer kicking off with a visit to my family in San Diego and then a month run at the Edinburgh Fringe with "Dixey!". I had a fantastic time in Edinburgh with my fellow cast and crew and saw loads of brilliant shows as well! This is just a very short clip taken by our sound and lights guy, Nathan, but I will be shortly uploading the whole thing!
Thanks for watching!
I have been chosen by the Circus Space to represent them in Montreal at the ENC as part of a teacher's exchange. I will be staying there for one week, shadowing teachers and attending classes to get an idea of how the circus school is run. I am really excited for this fantastic opportunity and I can't wait to visit their school!
I have finally uploaded a video of my new aerial hoop act. I performed it in December as part of a run of corporate Christmas dinner shows.
My beautiful new handbalancing table is now operational!! Here's a little video of my first ever 360 degree one-arm handstand spin on it. I've still got work to do but it's very exciting. Stay tuned!
A little film that I took part in for the launch of EVOL productions. I am "The Fool."
I'm performing as part of a fantastic circus line-up on the 8th and 10th of November. It should be a brilliant show including a rope artist, trapeze, duo roller skates (!!) acrobalance, and partner acrobatics! I'm honoured that one of Matt Hennem's beautiful photos of me is being used on the flyer. Come along for a great show!
A lot of my circus friends have noticed that my back flexibility has improved recently and asked me what stretches I've been doing. I finally got round to making a video that shows the stretch routine that I try to do each time I train handbalancing (can be anywhere from 3-5 times a week!) This is by no means meant as instructional video for beginners but more of a sharing thing between professionals. :)
I've been working on retouching some images from my recent shoot with Matt, I won't post the photos as part of my official gallery until I get the professionally edited ones from him, which should be very soon. In the meantime, enjoy these lovely images!
I had a photo shoot with the talented Matt Hennem on Tuesday. I'm so happy with the results! I got some great photos of my new aerial hoop act and costumes as well as some beautiful handbalance shots. I'll put up a couple un-retouched images now but I will repost when they are finally ready. Enjoy! (ps. click on the photo to see the other image)
Every Sunday in July, I'm performing on Regents Street as part of the Summer Streets event they host every year. The street is pedestrianised each Sunday afternoon in July from 12-6pm. Last Sunday was the first one, and it was a great event! I performed handstands and acrobatics on one of the stages outside the UniQlo. There are lots of other super talented acrobats involved so you should come along anytime from 1-5pm to catch us in action!
At the beginning of the week I got to travel to Istanbul to perform handstands and acrobatics with the New London Consort in "The Fairy Queen" opera. What an interesting city! Shame we didn't have long to appreciate it... I'm planning on going back and visiting again, though!
On Saturday, I was an acrobatic and handstanding jester at a birthday party in the Cotswolds. It was an absolutely beautiful setting compete with a lake and a gondola!
Last week, I was asked to perform handstands in the window of the Hippordome Casino looking out onto Leicester Square. I pretended to be a mannequin in the window display and then came to life and performed some bendy tricks and one-arm handstand balances on my platform!