Original Contemporary Circus and Interdisciplinary Productions.
Birds of flight
Birds of Flight is a 30 minute contemporary circus performance centring around the interactions of three Canadian birds. Told through a mixture of physical theatre and the spectacular language of aerial dance on lyra, corde lisse and aerial silks, these birds explore what it means to fly as they navigate the Toronto landscape in each of our backyards.
Concept: Natalie Parkinson
Choreography/Creation: Emily Hughes, Natalie Parkinson & the Artists
Direction: Emily Hughes
2016 - Canada Day at Celebration Square in Mississauga
2017 - Canada Days in Nathan Phillips & Mel Lastman Squares
2018 - Earl Bales Park, Toronto, part of Arts in the Parks with support from Toronto Arts Council
‘I Fear’ is an improvised performance on aerial silks and cello based on audience suggestions. Throughout the evening audience members are invited to write down their fears and hang these on a line surrounding the aerial rig and to read and interact with others’ fears. At various intervals aerialists select fears from the line and perform an improvised act based on the fear read with the accompaniment of a live cellist.
Concept: Emily Hughes
2018 - Nuit Blanche North, Hunstville
2019 - In the Soil Arts Festival, St Catharines
A dark fairy tale told through circus-theatre. When a young boy falls, he enters into a wonderland-like dream world. There, his family attempts to come to terms with his loss, while an evil snake bars the path to enlightenment. An enchanting story told through puppetry, projected animation, aerial silks, hoop, rope and hula hoop.
Created & Performed by: Kirsten Harvey, Emily Hughes, Molly Keczan & Jasper Empson
Music: Waylen Miki