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Primary Paper Magazine with Vicki King

March 22, 2019

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1 Mar 2019

A circus dream came true - 31 aerial friends and myself opened the Brit Awards at the O2 with the man who definitely earned the title, "The Greatest Showman" - Hugh Jackman. I was one of the eight silks artists, with my sister, Maddy, on one of the giant chandeliers rigged by High Performance Productions. Circus consultancy was done by Roger Robinson of Acrobat Productions.

To perform in the O2, rigged above Hugh Jackman, dancers, fire artists and trickers was an incredible and special experience. The show was screened live on ITV and YouTube. Atlantic Records posted a high quality video of the act...

My makeup was done by Austri Vivas, with a Twiggy style look.

Producer - Tawbox

Director - Visual Prostitute

Choreographer - Ashley Warren

Assistant Choreographer - Jenny Griffin

Production Assistant - Alex Wiseman

Dancers - Jerry Reeve

Acrobatics - Acrobat Productions

Set Fabrication - Steel Monkey

Label - Atlantic Records

Styling - Sharon Ridoynauth

Makeup - Lucy Wearing

Hair - Paul Percival

8 Sep 2018

Starfiz performed a silks act at the Underglobe, London, with a Midsummer Night's Dream theme. The venue was absolutely stunning with trees, magical lighting and gorgeous floral displays.

6 Jul 2017

I performed a bespoke aerial act as a character harnessing the ritual of light, at the Interiors House event for Italian designed chairs.

The event was curated by Hoxton Lab, with art director Erica Mainini directing the aerial performance as the focus of the event. Anna Walker made my bespoke white aerial costume. The room at The Worx Studios was decorated with chairs and art sculptures, with an emotive soundtrack and atmospheric lights, so that the ambience was more art exhibition than commercial event.

As well as the aerial performance, I moved around one of the installations for a short film to be edited after the live event.

I was booked through GS Live, and the event featured chairs by Crassevig, Frag and Moroso.

Part of my performance was caught by krisha.ba on Instagram

29 Jul 2016

The weather for the King George weekend at Ascot was a hot as in Ibiza. For the Saturday entertainment, a cocktail bar and white outdoor lounge area were set up by the events team at Ascot Racecourse, with Dj A-Roxx (Andy Critchlow) playing chillout music as guests took a break from watching the races.

I provided the aerial entertainment with four, twenty minute long sets of freestyle aerial silks dance to the Dj music throughout the day, in a white a multi-coloured Ibiza themed costume. The enquiry for the job came in on Monday night, and was confirmed on Thursday afternoon. I sourced and dressed a freestanding aerial rig, and really enjoyed making the structure become a part of area's the decor! I was able to erect this rig almost by myself, with three extra bodies helping for 10 minutes during the rig and de-rig of the structure. It stood at almost 6m height, and the space within the footprint was used by guests for dancing when I was not using the aerial silks.

This was a wonderful l...

17 Jul 2016

This weekend was the third annual arts festival at RHS Garden Wisley. I returned to the beautiful Glasshouse to perform aerial acrobatics, which is my favourite venue in Surrey. I rigged silks and a hoop with the help of the cherry picker which is used to tend to plants high in the greenhouse.

I performed four shows of eight minutes daily, each featuring an act on aerial hoop and on silks.

My costume was made by Loz at DesignGuise.

20 May 2016

Last night, Desiree Kongerod and myself performed an ambient silks dance as guests entered the stunning Science Museum venue in London, for an evening of entertainment and dining. We accompanied the champagne reception, ahead of opening speeches, after which we returned to perform a tightly synchronised aerial dance to wow the guests. Choreographed by viva Aerial Dance, we were pleased that our diligent rehearsals paid off with a clean and fluid performance. Thanks to Ben Smith of Artful Rigging, for keeping us safe.

Read about our previous performance at the Science Museum.

 

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.

 

 

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