Ornithology

A travelling salesman stumbles across an abandoned estate with a sole untamed inhabitant. Unbeknown to them, their encounter is being observed, scrutinised, analysed, until the natural order is truly disrupted...
An absurd comedy of acrobatic stunts, aerial hoop, Chinese pole and ill-fated gardening. The show uses silent disco technology.

Ornithology is devised and performed by Moritz Linkmann & Lucy Deacon, featuring Patricia Kavanagh
written by Laura Bridgeman
directed by Ben Harrison
soundtrack by Dave Boyd
lighting design by Alberto Santos Bellido
costumes and Set design by Christine Banks and Mark Hill
produced by Iron-Oxide

Film & editing Mettje Hunneman

Ornithology has received support from Creative Scotland, Wired Aerial Theatre, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Cumbernauld Theatre, The Palace, Kilmarnock and Lochgelly Centre.

 

Uncharted Waters

Three short stories, narrated through contemporary circus and aerial dance. A moment of decision, suspended in time. Two women on a nautical journey. A secret… while your money lasts. Spectacular skill on Chinese pole, aerial fabrics and rope together with haunting live music and song.

Uncharted Waters is a collaboration between Strangebird Zirkus and All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre . It fuses 3 pieces, Spokes, Youkali and 1,2,3 here we go...

Uncharted Waters is devised and performed by Lucy Deacon, Moritz Linkmann, Jennifer Paterson and multi-instrumentalist  Dave Boyd
Creative team:
David Paul Jones
Christine Devaney
Ben Harrison
Jeanine Davies
Christine Banks
Anna Coccidiferro
Jacques Bertrand
Jym Daly
Frank McConnell

Film & Editing by Chris Gillies

Supported by Creative Scotland, Conflux, Dance Base, The Arches, mPower and MacRobert Arts Centre, The Platform

”Wit, grace and immaculate control,...... an ascent that simmered with delicious ambiguous decadence.“ Glasgow Herald

”Charm, energy, originality & style“ The Scotsman

Boxhead

Award winner at the International Circus Festival at Duesseldorf Airport 2009. Is BOXHEAD a post modern interpretation of the mask? Or an just an absurdly comical piece of street performance? Does it matter? The laughter from all ages of audience speaks for itself.

devised and performed by Moritz Linkmann

Felicidad Pivot

A Spanish poem tells the story of Felicidad, a girl captured by the wind. The piece travels from the glittering expanses of the child’s inner world to the inevitable birth of self conciousness.

written and performed by Lucy Deacon
sound track Mauri Schneider
directive assistance Teatro déjà vu
supported by centro de creación ”La Vela“

Hoop & Silks

Some glimpses of the physical skill in it’s simplicity.

Photos by Maria Falconer, Chris Gillies & Albert