It's one of my greatest wishes to be in a theatre company again, so this is my moment of bravery where I reach out, come out and say.... 'I want to be in a theatre company'!
In 2011 I decided not to tour in circus but to make myself a programme of professional development and take part in as much as possible. I feel very lucky as I have been able to take part in many amazing classes, workshops and creative exchanges with great people. I've also had the opportunity to see shows and engage in the culture and conversations which can be harder to come by at the back of a big top and I'm feeling really grateful for the year I've had. I have stacked up skills, inspiration and confidence and now feel I need to get it off the ground (or perhaps even on the ground in my case).
Perhaps you are involved with or know of a project I could get involved with, perhaps you want to start something new...or maybe I'll just get on the radar and something will come in future.
The main thing I want from this message is to burn down any bushel to hide under and let my goals for the year and the future be known. I'm hoping to develop some narrative aerial pieces I've been working on and incubating (and find opportunities to perform them!), but I'm also looking for collaborations and projects to be a part of. I'm also keen to keep seeing shows and discuss some thoughts after. Some of you know about this already, or are to far away to realistically colaborate, so I'm just sharing my thoughts and perhaps initiating some conversation.
Please feel free to pass the message on, print off my 'lonely heart' notice and air drop it, tell me about training and workshops, look at my CV or hound me with intimidating questions about my experience!
Above is my 'theatre lonely heart'. It's been procrastinated within an inch of it's life, so there it is as a first draft in a move to get things going. Of course if you'd like to know more about what I actually want to do please contact me.
Happy New Year! Hope it's a creative and happy one for us all, Zuleika.