Ideas collider

‘A key theme for this project is the sharing of experience and this includes obstacles and challenges.  One of the questions that circus helps pose is: if we can’t get everyone in the ensemble to fly, do we need to fly?  Can we re-purpose tools like the trapese or silks or stilts and create something different, inclusive and dynamic?  A similar question will be presented to artists with disabilities: how might they share the tools they rely on for movement, communication and performance with their peers? We’re trying to tap into the heart of exchange. It involves creative thinking, negotiation, trust and, sometimes, a sacrifice or re-ordering of expectations and values. Our process will explore the central challenge of an inclusive society in terms of genuinely and collectively embracing each other’s obstacles. We are going to create a space for all these ideas to collide and see what happens.’

Sam