James Brown [VIC]

James Brown 524x349HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE?
I started gymnastics and dance at the ages of 5 yrs, circus and acrobatics seemed like a natural progression. In 2000 started a theatre degree, then in 2001 – 2003 I trained at NICA.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
I run 2 entertainment companies; ThisSideUp acrobatics and Acrobatica.
I enjoy producing, creating, developing and performing new work.
I’m a Qualified Rigger.
For the past 2 years I have been running a street festival in North Melbourne called the Spring Fling.
I also enjoy teaching.

 

WHAT DOES CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE MEAN TO YOU?
Circus is for everyone, it is inclusive, social, challenging and spectacular.

WHAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE CAREER SO FAR?
Creating a long running (6 years) internationally acclaimed show; Controlled Falling Project.
‘Smoke and Mirrors’ the triple Helpmann award winning new show from Spiegeltent international and Sydney festival.
Performing in a world premier large-scale show, King Kong – also a helpmann awarded show.
Attending the WA and Tasi Circus Festivals…

IF YOU WEREN’T DOING CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?
Sleeping!

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU LIKE PERFORMING AND WHY?
Roue Cyr, as it is smooth, flowing, free style and light on body.
I also enjoy clowning and character work, as a lot of the time it is not what you do but how you do it…

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME?
Producing / Directing new work through ThisSideUp and Acrobatica.
Living in a more sustainable world.

WHY DO WE NEED CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE IN THE WORLD?
Circus and Physical Theatre inspires people to believe that the impossible is possible.

 

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