If Only I Could
If Only I Could was a participatory outdoor circus project developed in response to a need to stimulate and grow circus and outdoor arts in the West Midlands. It was Co-Produced by myself and Thomas Wildish, in partnership with RoguePlay Theatre and Circus Mash.
It was supported by Arts Council England and Six Summer Saturdays (Birmingham Hippdrome).
If Only I Could is a visually striking brand new piece of circus theatre. A shy young girl, trapped by her own fears, embarks on a journey of self-discovery. When the circus comes into her life she encounters the weird and the wonderful, which, in turn, equips her with everything she needs to be literally flying high!
Played out through aerial and ground based circus arts, this inspirational story is told by a team of artists alongside a group of local people, and is bound to make even the shyest of audience members want to run away with the circus!
Saturday 11 August 2012, Sandwell Arts Festival – 3 performances
Sunday 12 August 2012, mac birmingham – 2 performances
Saturday 18 August 2012, Six Summer Saturdays, The Arcadian Centre – 3 performances
Top image © Paul Machacek