Details of an exciting new project starting in September 2021!
From September 2021 I will bring together international clowns, activists and originators over two residencies in Bristol & Glasgow to explore clowning as a form of creative activism. It is centred on the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) and the development of the practice of Rebel Clowning and reinventing the form for a new era.
It all begins with between clowning + activism: a trickster academy - a 6 day creative laboratory happening in Bristol 6 - 12 September. We will reflect and invent, plot and play together to explore what it means to be a Rebel Clown in the current epoch of social and ecological crisis. Through conversations, play, reflections and experimentation we aim to develop new methodologies for street action that will be tested ahead of COP26 in Glasgow.
I am a performance artist, director, teacher and producer based in Bristol in the UK. With over twenty years’ experience, my passion lies in clowning, physical theatre, circus and street arts. Participation has formed the centre for my work, whether by involving community & artists in the creative process or creating work that asks the audience to become involved. I enjoy the power of the arts to inspire and for people to be active participants in theatre, empowering them to realise their own creative potential.
My skills are many and varied and span arts and event management, production, design, teaching and performance. I am proficient in marketing, PR and business development, with skills in administration, web design and office management. My project management skills incorporate planning, budgeting, tour management & reporting. I am also a teacher, choreographer and director of dance, physical theatre and circus.
My portfolio of work has taken place across the globe, from New Zealand and Australia to the UK and Europe, from Central and South America to the islands of the Pacific.