/\/\ 2006 /\/\
Running Away" was a promenade show that combined elements of what people understand by traditional circus, often hinting at the Victorian grotesque, with new urban and hip hop circus styles. The two styles often competed on stage, even sometimes combining into something very different altogether.
The "old fashioned" in the show was illustrated by stage illusions, contortionists, freaks on the tight wire and the elegance of the aerial act
Opposing this were break-dancers and body poppers who invaded the stage, danced on a huge technics deck, and brought a different kind of music to the forefront of the arena. The urban element challenged the old-skool circus freak family, eventually dragging them into the new millennium.
Running Away was full of twists and turns, performers literally appearing and disappearing all over the place, and had a central love story up high in the top of the tent. Not forgetting chav clowns causing havoc across the two worlds.
The action was set to a musical score that took classical elements of traditional circus and fairground music and mixed it with new skool beats.
Derek farmer no 1
Claire Deloon aerial director
Pemma tent master/performer
Freya Watson performer