Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Circus Between Worlds introduces Nuclear Jelly

Nuclear Jelly's interests vary to encompass various mediums including dance, movement, costume, music/sound; whilst extending to further realms of ceramics, film, video, narratives, characters and beyond within their own personal practice. ‪#‎GI2016‬ Glasgow International

Nuclear Jelly brings a performance based upon a set of narratives surrounding the life cycles of jellyfish and nuclear power stations, which seeks to test the reactive relationships between sound, costume, musicians and movers in attempt to diminish individual control.

Circus Between Worlds introduces David Sherry

David Sherry's work includes performance, drawing, video, sculpture, and sound. "I am interested in performative ideas relating to everyday life. I find the processes of making live performance inspiring." ‪#‎GI2016‬ Glasgow International

"Many of my works start as a list: why I feel or act a certain way, building up a meaning that results in a video or performance." David Sherry

Monday, 28 March 2016

Rehearsing for Circus Between Worlds

We had a really productive rehearsal last night. It was the first time that Charlie and I had rehearsed wearing our outfits, and I am pleased with how well they fit us and what we look like in them.

We tried out some alternative performance routines, and I introduced the presence of a 'safety zone'. This is basically a length of rope positioned on the floor in the shape of a large circle on the floorThe safety zone functions in the following way: the characters are trying to keep their own balls in their buckets, and when they are in the 'safe zone', they can still pick them up off the floor and put back in their buckets. However, when the balls are outside of the 'safe zone', the characters cannot pick them up. Therefore, both characters are trying to get as many of the other characters balls outside the 'safe zone'.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Outfits for Circus Between Worlds performance

The two characters in my performance for Circus Between Worlds have matching outfits, but in different colours. In keeping with the Circus Between Worlds colour palette, I have chosen two bright but distinctive colours; blue and orange so as to clearly differentiate both characters and for them to stand out and be easily visible.

I want the outfits to be fairly easy to move in, practical, and something that both male and female performers can wear. My choice, belt and braces.

I really struggled to get small sized belt and braces for me to wear. There is a distinct lack of these made for females.                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Since there was little choice of colours, and certainly none that fitted the Circus Between Worlds colour palette, I bought some ink and dyed the fabric orange.

I am delighted with the results:



Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Circus Between Worlds introduces - Edwin Li

Li’s immensely accessible, funny, ridiculous yet serious current work weaves playfully through the borderlines and contrasts of street busking (music, magic, balloon modelling), professionalism and amateurism, the adoption of an outsider non-artist character and the appropriation of pop culture characters through costume to take largely unsuspecting art and non-art audiences by surprise into participatory artworks through which you can gain ENLIGHTENMENT and ETERNAL life.

Edwin Li does not yet know what he is going to do at Circus Between Worlds. However something like this might happen at Circus Between Worlds:                

In addition to his own work, Li will be collaborating with Sarah Grundy.