HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE?
I helped rig the Fuse aerial performance set in 2010 in New Zealand, met some performers who were doing aerials full time and fell in love with the idea that I wasn’t too old to start.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
I am a qualified geologist or I was before I fell in love with circus, now I am a sole trader for my business called Stellar Life. I am a rigger, aerialist, administrator, safety officer, web developer.. I wear all of the hats.
WHAT DOES CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE MEAN TO YOU?
It means telling my story. I really believe that anyone is capable of making deeply moving art.
WHAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE CAREER SO FAR?
I just finished a solo show in Newcastle called “Do”. I was expanding on the ideas I had seen in a TED talk around the practical definition of failure circus performers have.
IF YOU WEREN’T DOING CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?
Dreaming of doing circus.
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU LIKE PERFORMING AND WHY?
I love static trapeze, she is my love. I love it because I still find new ways to move and explore on it. There are endless possibilities.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME?
A headline swinging trapeze act in front of a huge crowd supported by my family and friends.
WHY DO WE NEED CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE IN THE WORLD?
To make the world happier. This community builds a platform in which to support our friends, listen to their ideas and go to their events.