Award winning artist and director Firenza Guidi leads a masterclass exploring finding the truth and originality of the circus performer.

This masterclass explores the following questions:

  • What is narrative in circus?
  • How does a circus artist begin to search for narrative?
  • What connects presence and narrative in performance?

Over the course of the evening you will explore methods of nurturing the creation of circus work, communicating through interaction with apparatus and develop a wider understanding of what is being communicated to an audience.

What will I get from taking part?

  • Participants will have a chance to:
  • Look at circus apparatus with fresh eyes
  • Learn to translate technique into narrative
  • Understand the mechanisms that connect presence to narrative
  • Gain insight into a creative process

Who will be teaching the project?
Award-winning circus artist Firenza Guidi who has worked around the world creating and directing performances including NoFit State tented shows: Immortal, Tabù, Bianco and Lexicon.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
This masterclass is targeted at young people with a strong grounding in circus and movement skills.

Is there anything I need to bring or wear?
This masterclass includes practical activities. Wear appropriate clothes for moving and bring any circus equipment you specialise in.

How do I enrol?
Enrol Online

How do I pay for this project?
You can pay by visiting us in person or by calling us on 0300 6789 222 (option 4). We are open Tue – Fri 9.30am – 9pm and Sat – Mon 9.30am – 5pm. For further details see How to Enrol.
Please try to do so before the first session of the project.

I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support.

If you are using a bursary to pay for the project, please ensure you arrange this with the Advice Base with plenty of time before the start of the project.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs. Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

Where is the project taking place?
Roundhouse studios

Image credits:
Image: Jessica González in: La cosa más parecida a la vida – concept and direction by Firenza Guidi
Photo Credit: LaMarmotaAzul

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