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©2004-15    credits

Psychological Art Circus began in 2004 on a 2-year eponymous process reflecting its time-based dramaturgy, the "Private Theatre" Case History of Fräulein Anna O. An evolving repertoire of acts were choreographed by an interdisciplinary 8-nation troupe for a diversity of site, situation and context in London, Europe, and South America.

Based upon Olive Pixley's Spiritual Journey, Human Document was extensively road tested under several working titles in London and Iberia before premièring in 2009 at the Underground Theatre Festival in Arad. Notably, the show later played the New Circus Festival in Zagreb and headlined a UK tour including sold out shows at Wiltons Music Hall and Stratford Circus.

Performed in and for 'London 2012', Illusions of Reference was the culmination of Obus, a proposal solicited by Arts Council England to repurpose a retiring Routemaster. A hybrid work of spectacle and one-to-one saw the external bus illuminated by a sceneography of live animation for an aerial take on the origin myth of the Oracle at Delphi, while onboard became the vehicle for a private riddle of the Pythoness.

Psychological Art Circus (2004-06)

Devised by the Company

Human Document (2009-11)

Devised by the Company

Illusions of Reference (2012)

Devised by the Company

Psychological Art Circus poster: Harald Smykla, documentation: Marta Angelozzi Human Document poster design: Harald Smykla, video documentation: Stefan Werc (pl), 2010/11 UK tour management: Irini-Mirena Papadimitriou (gr) Illusions of Reference poster design: Harald Smykla, video documentation: Stefan Werc, event management: Lucy O'Regan (au), marketing: Francesca Brooks (uk), production: PAC, Irini-Mirena Papadimitriou

All shows had support-in-kind by way of rehearsal space at Area 10 Project Space Peckham. Human Document had a Freedm Studio R&D residency at Roundhouse in 2008 and Arts Council England supported its 2010/11 UK tour. Illusions of Reference was project-funded by Arts Council England and received site hire support-in-kind from Southwark Council

Many Thanks
Emily Druiff, Adrian Fisher, Luna Rojas Montenegro, Anila Ladwa, Dani d'Emilia, Dimitri Launder, Łukasz Gargala, Yoshi Imamura, Alon Ramage, Jon Roome, Suzy Adderley, Beth Elliott, paula roush, KISSS, Kevin Leahy, Louise Venn, Scènes de Cirque, Exploding Cinema, L'Imprimerie, Circle Community, Sunčica Remenar, Autonomni Kulturni Centar Attack, Vlaamse Mime Federatie, Muro de Espuma, Guerrilla Zoo, Mad Chicks, Bermondsey Artists Group, Amanda Rodgers, Index Arts, Violaine Bailleul, Jorge Delgado, Animasur, Lucia Marques, Jorge Rocha, Cultural Centre of Lagos, Chapel Project, Collision, Victoria Frolova, Casa de Cultură a Municipiului Arad, Ivan Kralj, Mala Performerska Scena, Clifftown Theatre, Adrian Berry, Frances Mayhew, Rae Boswell, Paula Van Hagen, Tania Wilmer, Spyro Kotsaftis, Manuel Vason, Madalena Pinto, Boom Festival, Jaime Valtierra, Loz Buzzard, Virginia Fernandez de Gamboa, Antigone Mavridou, Geneva Foster Gluck, Chelsey Johannsen, Meline Danielewicz, Astra Beck, Dagmara Bilon, Christelle Lafille, Maia Sambonet, Ossian Jungergård, Krystian Godlewski, Kamil Piotr Adamus, Magdalena Tuka, Sandro Spanu, Ágnes Czérna, Janeina, Shantalle, Chiara, Leila Jones, Lucy Bramley, Old Lambeth Fire Station, John Carroll at La Gare, Marigny le Cahouët, every helpful venue technician along our way, and all the wonderful volunteers for our own events. Special thanks to Linda Dobell, Area 10, Pim Conradi

Copyright Notice Photographs and video stills used on this site were taken variously by Marta Angelozzi, Spyro Kotsaftis, Beth Elliott, and Dagmara Bilon · Video material was edited from documentation by Marta Angelozzi or Stefan Werc · All original images are copyright ©2004/12 the photographer or videographer · Site content & design is ©2004/15 Myles Stawman · All Rights Reserved

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"One of the most talented acts of the modern circus genre, their mixture of superb theatre, special effects and how-do-they-do-that acrobatics is spellbinding. Catch them when you can wherever you can" - Londonist [7]

"[I] could not fail to be impressed by the gradual unfolding of drama and tension, the seemingly casual insertion of incredible circus skills into the performance" - Jenny Singfield, BBC Collective [7]

"Self-reflexive and bizarre, seemingly unconcerned with the regular aesthetic effects of aerial work" - Sideshow Circus Magazine [7]

Copyright Notice Photographs and video stills used on this site were taken variously by Marta Angelozzi, Spyro Kotsaftis, Beth Elliott, and Dagmara Bilon · Video material was edited from documentation by Marta Angelozzi or Stefan Werc · All original images are copyright ©2004/12 the photographer or videographer · Site content & design is ©2004/15 Myles Stawman · All Rights Reserved. (See credits for more info)