New festival dedicated to contemporary circus in Scotland flies into Glasgow
Braw Circus Festival, a festival dedicated to contemporary circus in Scotland, is about to make its debut this September. Artistic director, Ellie Dubois tells us what we can expect from this exciting new venture.
Braw is a brand new circus festival and the first of its kind in Scotland – what motivated you to start it?
Circus is at a really exciting tipping point in Scotland. Our community is small but has been growing and growing and finally there is a big enough group of us making really different types of contemporary circus that it felt like it was the right time. We also want to open circus up to new audiences who may not have seen contemporary circus before, and the shows in the Braw festival are very accessible. It’s also a chance to show people who run theatres in other parts of Scotland that circus is happening and it’s not scary and can be programmed in all different kinds of spaces.
Who have you got lined up to perform?
We have lots of new work, which is brilliant. I’m so excited about To Be The Best Too by Circus Geeks, a show for children and adults inspired by the story of the world’s best juggler. All or Nothing and Room 2 Manoeuvre have collaborated on Heroes – All or Nothing is one of the largest and most established aerial dance companies in Scotland, so it’s really exciting to get a taste of their new work. Liquid Sky by Bassline Circus is back, which involves aerial and super cool lasers and projection in a beautiful way. Between the Lines by Aerial Edge is an international collaboration with Brazilian artist Adilso Machato. Also my own work, Ringside which is an award-winning circus show made for one person at a time that’s returning to the UK after being performed in Sweden and France. There’s also scratch work by upcoming artists including Zinnia Oberski, David Banks, and Kate McWilliam.
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