Wunderage Review - THE AGE

“This is circus as moveable feast.”

“A celebration of the high wire you won’t want to miss.”

“Teeters with consummate balance on a vertiginous precipice of danger and wonder.”

Link to full Review

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/theatre/circus-oz-delivers-high-timeswith-wunderage-20190623-p520h6.html

Wunderage rehearsals

Week 1 of Wunderage rehearsals has been a dream. It has been a long long term dream to have a tightwire company with artists Kane Peterson and Jessica McCrindle. We have made some great wire pieces over the past 10 years together but have also been consumed in other projects and living far from each other so the dream always seemed to be on hold. The past 2 years have been big for both them and I in our personal lives so Wunderage brewing in the background has always kept a little dream glowing. So much has gone into getting us through this first week, from design, rigging, training, skill but most of all putting the right team of people together. A team that can make, create, focus and most of all support and respect each other. As a director this week it felt I there was little work to do as so much had been done to get us to here. So looking forward to what comes up for us all next week. Thank you Circus Oz, Thank you Company2 artists, thank you to Teisha and Aquilla for your love for the kids and thank you to my dear friends and long term wire buddies Kane and Jess.

Sediment wins 'Best Circus' at Melbourne fringe

Well it's been a while between posts. Attempting to do too many jobs at once, and unfortunately some get left behind...

At any rate I thought if there's someone reading this, they should know that we won an Award!

Sediment recently played at Gasworks Arts Park in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Fringe and it won "Best Circus" at the awards on the 1st.

 

Well done to all, especially; Alice Muntz, Chelsea McGuffin, Skip Walker-Milne, Dan Black and John Carberry. Big thanks to Franc Minniti, After Dark theatre and the team at Gasworks.

Photo's by Brigitte Brand

5, 5 stars in Adelaide

Back at the Fringe in Adelaide with the latest version of Scotch and Soda, some great new cast members and new music. Quitely confident but also apprehensive about how it would be received second time around. And then, 5 x 5 star reviews in a row, could you believe it. Quite outstanding.

http://ripitup.com.au/festivals/adelaide-fringe-festival/adelaide-fringe-reviews/scotch-soda

http://www.glamadelaide.com.au/main/fringe-review-scotch-soda/

http://greatscott.media/2016/02/14/scotch-soda/

http://theclothesline.com.au/scotch-soda-fringe-rcc-review/

https://radio.adelaide.edu.au/review-scotch-soda-by-rebecca-elliott/

Bike Pole

Thinking of some ways to combine bike and pole. Skip's brother suggested that we try riding the bike with a pole on the shoulder.

Back in 1937 they didn't mess around. "Pole on a bike, no, let's put a bike on a pole"

It's an excerpt from some great archival footage of early circus. You can see the full clip here;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrzmgSMeONM

Perched - Premier

A great series of shots from photographer Martin Ollman

Flipping incredible - POND / Perched Company 2 Woodford Folk Festival

Posted by Martin Ollman on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Performing at Madonna's private Birthday party!!

That's right folks, in case you missed it, there was a special performance at Madonna's Birthday by the one and only Chelsea McGuffin. Not only this but afterwards Chelsea was posted on Madonna's instagram and twitter feeds with the tag #bitchyourinmygang  !! I think that means she is cool ;)

Turn back Tuesday

Turnback Tuesday, I don't think that's even a thing. But I needed a title to this post, thinking about our development time coming to London. Getting a chance to work with Serhiy Abeshiv was an absolute honour, even if it were only for a few days. I hope we can do it again soon!

50 shows in London!

Tonight we did our 50th show at the London Wonderground on Southbank! Congrats to all the team, a milestone indeed. There were a few extra's in the audience tonight because one of the other shows onsite got cancelled, and so they popped in to see us! So it was great to have a packed house.

Here we are, back stage, preshow, in the tech corner. This is the colorful corner the tent crew have created for themselves. They have all been great, big thanks to Rein, Terri, Tom, Fyvie and all the crew.