Common Ground Free
Posted by: Upswing
Posted on: Feb. 21, 2023
Type: Film Screening
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYN4xd2do1o
A sharp satire on the world of contemporary circus, COMMON GROUND takes you behind the scenes of a creative, chaotic rehearsal room. In this spoof documentary, follow director Victoria Dela and comedy writer Athena as they search for a new Global Majority star to rebrand circus for the 21st Century. Watch 5 aspiring cast members audition and navigate the ups and downs of the creative process, all whilst showing off their skills in Cyr Wheel, Pole Artistry, dance, Chinese Pole and acrobatics. Mixing comedy, music and physical theatre, this mockumentary features a script by Athena Kugblenu and new music by Afrikan Boy.
Supported by The Space.
Through its creations, Upswing aims to inspire curiosity, share urgent ideas, especially those relevant to Black and Global majority communities, and tell new stories in extraordinary ways. Upswing strives to break new ground in performance seeking authenticity in the representation of Black experiences and innovating in circus/physical theatre.
Cast & Crew:
Original concept and directed by Victoria Dela Amedume
Written by Athena Kugblenu
Filmed and edited by Dan Martin
Music by Afrikan Boy
Lighting design by Danny Vavrecka
Costume design by Alice McNicholas
Featuring: Ayesha Agogo, Shane Hampden, Ericson Mitchell, Rafiq Shah, Louiseanne Pui Chi Wong, Victoria Dela Amedume, Athena Kugblenu and Shola Ajose (AKA Afrikan Boy)
Date: Feb. 15, 2023 -Languages: English Application link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYN4xd2do1o
Sept. 30, 2025
Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (Lisbon, London)
Location: Rich Mix,, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
United Kingdom Rich Mix,, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,