Performing with Incandescence Circus Theatre in South Korea
Cirque Elemental was originally created several years ago and toured internationally, it was also presented for one of Incandescence's only 'home runs' In a circus Big Top by the sea in Cornwall.
The 'Elemental' show was gloriously resurrected, with an all new cast and crew especially for the Gwanyang International Circus Festival of South Korea.
Alongside re-devising and recreating the show with Artistic Director Satya Lapham and Theatre Director Bex Appelby of Knee High Theatre earlier on in May (you can see snaps of rehearsals from my previous blog post here) The company also re-made most of the props and costumes needed for the show. With twenty performers each wearing an average of five different costumes this was by no means a small task!
The cast was made up of an extreemly diverse and talented bunch of performers with specialist skills in acrobalance, contemporary dance, ballet, pointe, fire juggling, stiltwalking, aerial hoop, cloudswing, aerial silks, and last but not least clowns! It was a pleasure working with everybody on the tour, and there was never a dull moment.
The show was a colurful plethora of spectaular skills, intimate moments, high octane circus, and beautiful dance, all dressed in the most glamourous costumes you have ever seen and sculpted with lighting and special effects.
Throughout the show i played one of two toybox characters that came to life, assisting the journey of Mei Mei, played by the talented Charlie Buckley, as she explored the world of 'Elemental' In the story Mei Mei travels through the enchanting worlds of water, fire, air, and earth all the while being guided by her clown friends Ro Ro and Ru Ru and under the watchful eye of queen Fi Fi.
Photography by the talented Liam Norris