• Posted: October 6, 2016
  • Contact Name: Flora Herberich
  • Contact Email: flora@canvas-london.org.uk
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  • Categories: Something Different

Project Outline

Fauna is a new circus project by a group of emerging artists who will have a base in the South East. Fauna aims to be a show that has circus movement at its heart. Taking the skills of each performers as a staring point, Fauna creates a (sur)reality on stage in which the trapeze and handstand sticks form part of a landscape in which the performers are naturally at home. The show takes inspiration from nature documentaries and will explore the changing allegiances between individuals, couples and the entire ensemble through acrobatics, movement and live music. All of Fauna’s performers are graduates of the Swedish Dance and Circus Høgskolan (DOCH) where they have specialised in hand and head balancing, partner and group acrobatics, tumbling and static-dynamic trapeze. Two of the project's key members have performed all over the world with Gravity and other Myths' show A Simple Space. A first development phase of Fauna was supported by Glastonbury Festival's Theatre and Circus commission and a 35 minute work in progress show was presented in June 2016. Link to teaser trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FRdpObdQPI The pitch would be delivered by Flora Herberich, UK producer

Support Outline

We are looking for: - Creation and Residency Support - Co-commissioning for final development in 2017 - Producing Support - Artistic mentoring and feedback - partners for a GftA application As this is a movement based show rather than an engagement led project the company would be happy to talk about possibilities of delivering high quality circus and movement workshops with young people and adults as part of a development process.

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