• Collectif and then...

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    By Francesca Hyde and Lucie N'Duhirahe on 22 March 2010 in Features

    'Nights were spent brainstorming about London and how to capture the essence of London through circus. We ended up with notebooks crammed with words and crumpled-up pieces of paper. On them were scribbled ideas such as the parallels between London and circus (i.e. violence or immediacy), words (rain, grey, loneliness), physical ideas of how to use the space, and some indecipherable things that have been forgotten.'

    Collectif and then... on the lead-up to the first performance of their first full theatre piece, Like the rain when it stops.

    By Dorothy Max Prior on 4 March 2010 in Reviews

    Ah, circus theatre! The age-old dilemma of how to combine two opposing forces: the drive from ‘theatre’ to present characters telling stories that reach us through memory and imagination (evoking ‘there’ and ‘then’), and the drive from ‘circus’ to be in the here and now.

    By John Ellingsworth on 27 November 2009 in Reviews

    The Royal Opera House's Firsts season, pulling together short work from dance, physical theatre and circus, is becoming an important stopping point for circus graduates: a chance to rethink and extend degree material, and a bridge between cabaret work and the very distant and distinct prospect of a full-length stage show.

    By John Ellingsworth on 2 August 2009 in Reviews

    Opening the circus stage on a brutally hot Sunday, Circomedia presented a short variety style line-up mixing degree and BTEC students. The clear standout was Steven Allen’s corde lisse routine—no gimmick, no overlay, just beauty in movement, and a blend of influences that borrows from other artists while retaining something of Steven’s own character.

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    The Albany
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    30/03/2012 to 01/04/2012
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    16/11/2010 to 17/11/2010
    Linbury Studio Theatre
    12/11/2010 to 13/11/2010
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