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What is Juggling Oddjective? This is a project looking to take Circus Skills, namely juggling, away from its usual sense of display and spectacle and framing it instead as part of a logical narrative. Where books are juggled because shelves are breaking, where vases are caught because the cat knocked them over, where ladders are climbed because light bulbs need changing. Ultimately removing any display of skill that exists for the sake of the display alone. Where the 'theatre' in the scene drives the Circus, whether its walking into a fiasco at the laundrettes, or if its a conventional juggler having their traditional act somehow ruined or improvised.
This is a collaborative exploration made possible through Arts Council England's International Development Fund. Connecting with Artists in both France and Madrid that have shared similar training in Lecoq Theatrical techniques, and using that theory to push circus in a different direction. Watch this space for updates and project progress!
Maia Ayling (Director/Facilitator), Ana Mirtha Sariego (Director/Facilitator), Eva Zibler (Creative Juggling), Ross Flight (Sound Engineer), Louis Lamprell (Unusual Props) and Stephanie Casey (Photography and Hula)