WHAT THE CIRCUS?
An interrogation of the form and performance of circus: an exploration of the genre and those that live and work in it.
A journey through the realities and absurdities of everyday circus life; a reveal of the truth behind the form: the rigging, burns and calluses, sacrifices, the years of commitment and the ‘what am I when I can’t do this anymore?’ Delving into desires of narcissism, fear and wonderment.
Premiered at The Garage, Norwich 2017.
Concept and Direction: Sarah Calver
Dramaturg and Assistant Director: Carolina Ortega
Set Design: Cate Blanchard
Lighting Design: Sherry Coenen
Sound Design: Max Perryment
Production Management: Sophie Tetlow
Developed with, and performed by: George Fuller, Antonio Harris, Maddie McGowen.
Also developed with: Laura Moy, Anna Sandreuter, Bart Soroczynski, Sage Cushman, Shaena Brandel, Adam Welsh, Lara Davison.
Supported by The Roundhouse, Jacksons Lane, Cambridge Junction, The Garage and The Cut. Funded by Arts Councl England. Original creation produced by Flora Herberich.
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