Stumble danceCircus

Serious Circus Symposium

One day symposium ticket low wage £15/ waged £25

A two day event comprising of a one day symposium for those interested in physical performance and activism followed by a one day workshop for physical performers…

Day one Symposium – St Paul’s Church, Bristol – Thursday 28th September 2017 Book via Eventbrite

Making radical performance with the body.  For Circus, Physical Theatre and Dance practitioners who are interested in live performance that not only deals with serious issues, but aspires to activism.  For artists, performers, directors, producers, funders and others to come together and discuss practice, approaches, opportunities and challenges.  To share experience of maintaining integrity and develop a community of support and interest for moving forwards.

  • Speakers – 10 minute talks with time for questions – focus on what is possible.
  • Performances – short excerpts and mini pieces – suggestions/offerings of areas not represented, very welcome.
  • Discussion – short open space styled session and action learning sets to promote listening and exchanges.
  • Talks – a few slightly longer talks in the afternoon. 
  • Working Party – Looking at sustainable practice in Circus, with guidance from a bit of research.
  • Closing stocktake towards future events or collaborations, with action planning.

The programme is being developed and guests will be invited and announced leading up to the event.  Confirmed so far:

Mish Weaver – Climate Change (the space between) Circus

and performance by Charles Brockbank from Stumble’s current project ‘Can of Worms’.

Ali Williams – Social Circus  – Talking  about her experience with social and community circus, and current project  ‘As a Tiger in the jungle.’

Laura Murphy – using academia to create radical  performance , including live performance from her recent performance ‘Contra’ – interrogates social, historical and personal occupations of the female body.

The role of the school – speaker to be confirmed

with trapeze performance by Tilly Lee-Kronick from ‘Ripe’

Day Two Performers Workshop – venue to be confirmed (dependent on rigging needs of participants)

29th September 2017  Book by emailing Only one place left but will be creating a waiting list of interested parties so still make contact.

12 places only.  A one day workshop for physical performers run by Mish Weaver, looking at devising from research and with activism as the aim.  The workshop will be energetic, skills based, using improvisation, exercises, discussion and text to stimulate and empower radical thinking in Circus and other forms of physical performance.

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