“STAGED IS THE MOST WELL-CONSIDERED, CULTURALLY-AWARE PIECE OF CIRCUS I HAVE SEEN” – Daniel Pitt – Senior Circus Producer – Roundhouse
“I’VE BEEN IN DANCE AND THEATRE FOR 15 YEARS – I’VE NEVER BEEN SURPRISED LIKE THIS” – Audience member
“PROBABLY THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF LIVE PERFORMANCE I HAVE EVER SEEN” – Vendetta Vain, circus artist
“STAGED… TIPPED CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS IN ITS HEAD, INTELLIGENTLY REINVENTED THE FORM AND ASTOUNDED AUDIENCES” – Adrian Berry – Jacksons Lane Artistic Director
“THIS SHOW BLEW MY MIND… IT REFRAMED WHAT I IMAGINE CIRCUS AND THEATRE TO BE…” – Audience member
Creative Team: Created by Circumference, Performed by Gemma Palomar, Matt Smith & Aislinn Mulligan, Structure design by Pablo Meneu, Lighting Design by Pablo Fernandex Baz, Sound Design by Tuck Nelson, Costume Design by Mollie Barr, Videography by Alice Underwood, Photography by Alex Brenner
Staged was devised in collaboration with Movement Direction R&D: Tara D’Arquian, Bret Pfister & Masha Terentieva
Devising: Angeliki Nikolakaki, Alice Allart, Antonio Harris, Barnz Munn, Marco Nanetti, Ottillie Parfitt, Hannah Ringham, Jamie Beddard, Caroline Abbott, Paddy Waters, Lynn Scott
Special Thanks to the people who make this possible: Adrian Berry, Flora Herberich, Roland Smith, Jake Orr, Chris Grady, Tom Ball, Bertil Nilsson, Bret Pfister, Ewan Mulligan, Tan Akinsal.
Supported by: The National Centre for Circus Arts, Jackson’s Lane, Lab:time – Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Invisible Circus, Glastonbury Arts Comission, King’s Cross, Arts Council England
I was brought on to create a soundscape exploring politics and manipulation in the digital age. The idea being to take audio clips and lay them down in a way to create narrative, confusion and to push the digital theme via effects and how the samples are arranged, such as sampled un-organically overtaking each other and stuttering samples.