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Taking Part In Puffball

Posted by Weeping Tudor from Cardiff - Published on 23/07/2013 at 15:34
1 comments » - Tagged as Art, Stage, Work & Training

  • Puffball

Earlier this year, I noticed an article on TheSprout, which was looking for LGBTQ people to take part in a circus piece called Puffball. Stimulated I wanted to know more.

Since I did in fact take part in the week long masterclass, I can confirm it was one of the most fascinating, physically-challenging and artistically provoking weeks I’ve yet to experience. 

The director Mark Storor - who has gained a fine reputation in the circus world - was our mentor for the week. He showered us (literally, we used a lot of water) with ideas, yet made us create our own forms of art in what he was after from us. A self-portrait that was our silhouettes drawn out on a massive piece of paper. Describing what building would you be? What animal would you be? What format of literature would you be? What element?

It was the relationship between what I said and what I did that would be incorporated into the show. Although this was surprising at first, soon a flood of ideas came to me as creative inspiration.

A highlight was being split into groups of two, where we had to stop each other from wearing the other's shoes. One was after them, the other stopped this. I was much larger than my partner, but it was still very physical. We found ourselves in a tangled embrace. Quite beautiful really with my legs wrapped around him.

Puffball continues next month and I will definitely carry on with it. To tell all my friends and family I am to take part in a circus piece is also quite exciting.  

I now must push myself and continue with this fantastic opportunity.

If you would like to be part of Puffball then complete the enrolment form (.doc file) and return to sarah.roberts@wmc.org.uk by Monday 29th July 2013

Organisations Â» NoFit State Circus - Youth Circus & Circus Training

Info Â» Sport & Leisure Â» Performing Arts Â» Circus Skills

Events Â» Puffball - Circus Project

Articles Â» Categories Â» Stage

Photo Credit: WMC

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Commented 34 months ago - 24th July 2013 - 16:56pm

Agreed :) It was lots of fun and definetly gets your creative juices flowing. Anyone who loves a creative challenge should definetly go for it!

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