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5 Oct 2017

Leyla and I joined Le Bouge Neon show on a trip to the Seychelles to perform for a private client. The 70s disco cabaret entertained guests on the beautiful island, before we flew back to London for our Leicester Square Theatre show.

We are ever so grateful to see such stunning parts of the world as part of our job, and love being part of the Bouge show team.

It was the first time that we had flown with our Aerial Sphere, and turned out to be very easy! We just checked it in as a normal hold item with Emirates, and took it to oversize. It appeared at the other end in perfect condition, ready for us to be transformed into the Human Mirror Ball.

31 May 2017

The Starfiz Aerial Sphere has been transformed into a human mirror ball act for Le Bouge Neon's 70s disco cabaret at the Underbelly Festival, on London's Southbank.

We have one date remaining, 21st September 2017. You can buy tickets to the Spiegeltent venue at the Underbelly website.

Two girls fall in love across a crowded dance floor. Two become one as Acantha Lang sings Made to Love with her velvet voice and the human mirror ball spins, casting light on all who watch in.

Instagram Video Clips of the Starfiz Aerial Sphere Mirror Ball Act

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Behind the scenes dressing room snaps...

8 Aug 2016

I have just spent a week in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, for the very first BBC Countryfile Live event. The long running television programme has 9 million viewers, and the live event drew crowds of tens of thousands to the Oxfordshire venue.

Cirque Bijou worked with the BBC to produce a 30 minute main arena show to take audiences through Britain's seasons and how they affect the countryside. Hosted by a farmer character, with beat boxer Grace Savage, the cast included aerialists, extreme mountain bikers dressed as a ram and ewe, Oxfordshire Young Farmers, actors, stilt walkers from The Dream Performance, BBC Countryfile presenters and a herd of sheep! The set included farm machinery, hay bales, beautiful backdrops of leaves and a cloud which produced rain over aerial acrobat Augusts' winter season straps act.

I was one of the four stilt walkers, performing choreography with the beautiful silk butterfly wings during the summer season, and with umbrellas during the winter sea...

4 Feb 2016

Les Enfants Terribles transformed the Bournemouth International Centre into an immersive Alice in Wonderland world, for the vegan cosmetics brand LUSH's Spring 2016 conference party.

 

 

Parts of the set from the Alice's Adventures Underground show at the Vaults in Waterloo were transported to Bournemouth for the corporate event with a difference. Guests chose "Drink Me" or "Eat Me" to determine which tunnel they passed through to enter Wonderland.

 

 

One tunnel led guests past the White Rabbit, the Frog and the Knave of Hearts. The other passed by the Cheshire Cat in puppet form, and myself as Alice behind mirrors, surprising guests by appearing and disappearing.

 

 

Once in the main space, guests found the kitchen, croquet lawn, a bell tent with the Caterpillar and a giant heart cake surrounded by a bar. The scenes from the story were animated by actors playing the March Hare, Doormouse and Mad Hatter, who made the guests feel like they were experiencing Wonderland for themselves. Later in t...

22 Dec 2015

Leyla and I spent much of the Christmas season under the starcloth of the Bloomsbury Big Top. Most nights we were performers in Cirque Extraordinaire - a dinner show with aerialists and acrobats from around the world. But one night we joined theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and band Tankus the Henge to create "Tonight at the Empire" - a theatrical circus show.

 

 

17 Sep 2014

The dinner on Saturday at Goodwood Revival had an Atlantis theme, with every detail beautifully bringing the underwater city to life. Guests entered via a cascade of water which smelled of the sea, animated by a mermaid. Marble columns, a shipwreck bar, seaweed decorations and tropical island table decorations with sand, shells and dune plants created a spectacular setting, enhanced with lighting which rippled across the grand dining room marquee.

Viva Aerial Dance was commissioned to create three floating jellyfish to perform an elegant dance above guest's heads as they were called for dinner. Abby Grewcock designed and made the giant costumes with artistic direction from Viva's Michele Laine.

On harness bungees, Michele, Desiree Kongerod and I gently bobbed and floated on an imaginary current to the eerie and beautiful sounds of a musical saw. The costumes and setting were lots of fun to work in, with lights, tendrils and a long mermaid blue wig to play with. Viva rigger Ben Smith lowe...

12 Sep 2014

Last night Leyla and I took our 1920s Flapper act on silks to The Brewery in London, for a lavish Great Gatsby style party with a huge variety of entertainers to re-create the over-the-top parties of the novel/film.

 

Feedback from the client was,

 

"FANTASTIC - lovely girls did a great job and a pleasure to have around"

 

There were human tables, glamorous singers, a vintage car, a jazz quartet, flapper girl dancers, a burlesque performer in a martini glass and much much more. We made friends with the jazz dance act!

The venue was made to look like a roaring 1920s party with stylish props and decoration. We had lots of fun posing in our flapper costumes in the Curiosity Club set!

This picture by Livestock Productions Ltd

This picture by Livestock Productions Ltd

 

 

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