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Circelation 2005
Weekend workshops for performers

Led by four of Europe’s most influential artists, each one having created their own approach to making/presenting contemporary performance. This was a rare chance to gain first hand experience of their working practices.

Steve Tiplady (2-3 April)
Artistic Director of the Little Angel Theatre and Indefinite Articles, Steve has animated everything from sellotape to grains of sand. His laboratory explored the extremes of the puppetry arts. more...

Pierrot Bidon (2-3 April)
Pierrot Bidon is a leading figure in the ‘new circus’ revolution, which kicked off in the late 80’s with his anarchic troupe Archaos. Pierrot focussed on how we can surprise and shock through invention and craft. more...

Terry O'Connor (9-10 April)
Terry has been a core member of Forced Entertainment since 1986. She encouraged participants to extend the language of their performance. more...

Liam Steel (9-10 April)
Laim has directed, choreographed or performed with all the UK's foremost physical theatre companies. He challenged participants' sense of risk whilst exploring the creation of contemporary physical theatre. more...

The Saturday sessions finished with a 'Soirée' - participants were invited to join us for dinner with discussion and selected guests.

Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 April 2005
Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 April 2005

Leeds University and Student Union

Circelation 2005
Photo: Paul Floyd Blake
‘Circus is a unique form of live performance in which there are no rules. The integration of new ideas or artistic expressions (dance, theatre, video, design) is essential in order to create good contemporary work and to stimulate the emotions.
Pierrot Bidon