Rose English

Rose has been writing, directing and performing her own work for thirty years in venues as various as the Tate Britain; Royal Court; Queen Elizabeth Hall; the Adelaide Festival and Lincoln Center, New York.

Rose’s approach to risk in thinking about and creating performance is second to none and we’re delighted she is returning for a second year.

‘What makes a good director of circus? Is it a knack at getting the best from the performers? Is it making a scintillating structure or creating a clever context? Is it producing a ‘crowd pleaser’? Is it pursuing a singular vision against all the odds? Is it the ability to work well with skilled collaborators like designers, musicians, choreographers, writers, technicians or riggers? Is it dealing with the detail but knowing how to hold on to the big picture? Is it seeing when there is only 30 seconds of good material after working for three weeks and having the courage to jettison everything else? How do we do any of this well and with grace? This week long workshop will embrace doubt, daring, tenacity and candour to enable us to make bold choices!’

This week-long workshop will embrace doubt, daring, tenacity and candour to enable us to make bold choices!’