Dateline: 2nd February, 2003
The Circus Space's Springboard Season will feature new performances from the Jerwood Circus Award Winners 2002; Giffords Circus, Hoax Productions and Gisele Edwards, which have been created with support from The Jerwood Charitable Foundation and The Circus Space.
Also appearing in Springboard are Gandini Juggling with their 10th Birthday show, and special preview performances of Mimbre's Tryp-tic before its official London opening at the National Theatre's Watch This Space Season.
Clowning, juggling, tightwire, corde lisse, equestrian performances and acrobatics are all on offer in a showcase of diverse talent.
All performances will be at The Circus Space in Coronet Street, Hoxton, London, N1.
Raw Beef by Hoax Productions
Hoax Productions, winners of a Jerwood Circus Award 2002, are a new international Bristol-based company, comprising of Ivan Marcos (Spain), and Alistair Seed (Scotland), whose work is based upon a unique fusion of physical theatre, clowning and circus.
Raw Beef is a lightning-paced and visually exhilarating piece of clown-theatre suitable for audiences over the age of 15. A locked room where everything smells like something it isn't and where life starts again every three minutes, the audience is trapped in a dangerous and exciting world where upside down can be the right way up and disobeying the clock incurs the ultimate punishment.
Don't break my Balls and Quartet by Gandini Juggling
The Gandinis present a double bill choreographed by long time collaborator Gill Clarke. Gandini juggling are celebrating a decade of exuberant juggling with the presentation of these two new pieces of work.
Don't break my Balls is a new duet directed by John Paul Zaccarini (Company F/Z). Company founders Sean Gandini and Kati Yla-Hokkala put a mirror to their work/life relationship, as lovers and juggling partners. Set to a series of romantic songs this is the Gandinis most theatrical work. Don't break my Balls is funded by London Arts.
Quartet is an unashamed celebration of group juggling. The current Gandini quartet is a tightly knit precision machine. This piece takes colour as a starting point for 40 minutes of joyous virtuosity.
The evening is suitable for audience of 12 years upwards.
Out of Line by Gisele Edwards and Tryp-tic by Mimbre
(A Double Bill)
A recent winner of a Jerwood Circus Award 2002, Gisele Edwards' Out of Line brings together an imaginative company of contemporary artists to explore the fusion of lines of movement, lines of song, lines of text to create an evocative and surprising piece of aerial theatre. A combination of tightwire, rope and song Out of Line is a precarious journey into the unknown via the world of the written word.
Suitable for any age, although not specifically conceived as a children's show, Out of Line is Gisele Edwards' first one-woman show. A former equity analyst with an aptitude for physical theatre, Gisele trained at The Circus Space in order to become an aerial performer in the Millennium Dome Show and has subsequently worked with Scarabeus, Company F/Z, Momentary Fusion, and Shunt.
In a double bill with:
Tryp-tic sees the welcome return of Mimbre (Silvia Fratelli, Lina Johansson and Emma Norin) to The Circus Space, in a set of special preview performances.
Mimbre established themselves as a contemporary acrobatic company with their critically acclaimed show sprung. In this new show Mimbre weave a narrative, with subtle physical storytelling and their inimitable style of dynamic acrobatics and choreography. Three towers stand alone inhabited by three lives. Secrets are laid bare, relationships are altered forever.
To create this new show Mimbre have once again collaborated with Flick Ferdinando (Company F/Z). Suitable for any age, Tryp-tic's official London opening will be at the National Theatre's Watch This Space Season in June 2003, and is funded by The Arts Council of England, The National Theatre and Winchester Hat Fair.
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