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The Great Moscow Circus

Posted: October 16, 2018 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings, Information, performers

Date : 25 Oct – 23 Nov 2018
Venue : Mighty Big Top, Bayfront Ave (next to Marina Bay Sands), Singapore
Tickets : Available here
Review : Wick Up

After more than 10 years, the world-famous Great Moscow Circus is back in Singapore with an all-new family spectacular show, featuring over 45 circus superstars. Featuring a galaxy of circus superstars from Russia and the circus capitals of the world, this brand-new show will blend traditional circus acts with the new; mixing clowns and acrobatic artists with daredevil motorcyclists, death-defying aerial stunts and illusion.

With more than 100 tonnes of equipment. it will perform in the Big Top Tent that has been specially commissioned for the Singapore season. The million-dollar Big Top will create a traditional European atmosphere where the audience will experience the thrilling program in an intimate environment. No audience member will ever be more than 11 metres from the action! Every seat in the Big Top will provide a great view of the spectacular show.

The Great Moscow Circus will perform every circus favourite, from the funniest clowns, the most daring acrobats, breathtaking daredevils, to the high flying aerial artists, balancers, and jugglers.

Producer Andrew Guild said, “We are so excited to be bringing the great Russian Circus tradition back to Singapore. Established in 1918, the Great Moscow Circus is recognised around the world as the best of the best. It comes from over 100 years of truly great tradition and I’m certain that Singaporeans will love it. ”

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Flickering in the Dust – Michael Tosner

Posted: February 7, 2018 by lambentI2e in Information

Flickering in the Dust from Michael Tosner on Vimeo.

Bornfire : Invictus

Posted: May 15, 2016 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings, Information

Date : 3-5 Jun 2016
Time : 8pm & 945pm
Duration : 45 min
Venue : Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade, Singapore

A circus piece written by and dedicated to youth from the past and present. In inevitable moments of hardship when it feels like you are forsaken by all, where can you find the strength to not let your spirit be broken? The Flying Circus looks to answer these questions in Invictus, an original production commissioned by Flipside and the opening programme of the 10th edition of Bornfire, a Singapore circus arts festival that brings together Singapore and international circus artists.

For details and updates, check the Esplanade event page.

Heart of Fire Movie Screening

Posted: May 15, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information

Date : 4 Jun 2016
Time : 6pm Doors Open
Venue : National Trust Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, QLD 4223, Australia

Get ready for the Premiere screening of HEART OF FIRE, accompanied by a fun-filled fiery night of Polynesian entertainment, food and breathtaking fire shows performed by traditional fireknife “Siva Afi” dancers and Energy Entertainments.

Join Neal Webb, creative director of Energy Entertainments (and a Currumbin local!) on his journey to discover the heart of fire dancing in Polynesian lands. Neal recently visited the Hawaiian islands with filmmaker Elijah Cavanagh from FilmsCo and soundie Gabrielle Fry from Sounds in Nature / JPL Media, to create a feature length documentary that will discover the heart of fire dancing within the Polynesian people. During their adventure, they visited the World Fireknife Championships in Oahu and Neal was lucky enough to train and perform with the best fireknife warriors in the world!

The screening will be held outdoors so we encourage you to bring your own chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable during the event (a few chairs will be supplied but are limited). There is an undercover decking area to keep dry should it rain. The bar will be open for food and drinks, please feel free to BYO soft drinks and snacks only. No BYO alcohol.

Plenty of free off street parking.

Early Bird tickets on sale now! $20 (+ bf). Children under 10 years old go free.

New Zealand Juggling & Circus Festival 2016

Posted: April 30, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information

Juggling Workshop with Metlili

Posted: April 28, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information, juggling, theforeverstudent

Date : 2-3 May 2016
Time : 8-10pm
Venue : Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cost : RM50 per day

A Big Hello and Welcome to 2016

Posted: January 1, 2016 by lambentI2e in Information

Photo credit : Huffington Post

We hope 2015 has been a fruitful and fun year for you.

It’s now 2016, and instead of making resolutions, why not try making a “system” instead? So for example, instead of saying “I resolve to be a better juggler”, try “I resolve to practice my juggling at least 5 minutes a day” ? It has worked wonders for all of us and we hope it does the same for you.

Wickup is currently (as far as we know) the only circus/object manipulation blog that focuses on the Asia/Asia-Pacific/Oceania region. We will continue to feature circus-based events in these regions, as well as share cool videos on a regular basis.

Thanks to everyone who has subscribed/followed this blog (that means you!), do help tell your friends about us. If you have any suggestions or if you would like us to feature your event/group, you can drop us a word here.

There will be lots of big stuff happening in the first half of 2016.

The Freeflow Fire and Arts Festival is in Cambodia.

Over in the land of sheep and Lord-of-the-Rings, there is the 10th Northland Circus Festival. as well as the New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival.

Down under, the Spin Circus Festival returns, along with the Tasmanian Circus Festival and the Western Australian Circus Festival. Australia will also be busy with Blazing Swan, the Australian Circus Festival 2016 / Australian Circus Industry Awards 2016, and Spunout 2016.

India hosts the annual Injuco in January.

Not to be outdone, the Philippines will host the annual Philippine Flow Festival.

Hoopers will be heading to Bali for the Hoop Dream Retreat. A new meditation, yoga and flow arts festival, the 2 week Bali Flow Camp will arrive in late April.

In Singapore, Bornfire celebrates its 10th year with the 10-day Bornfire Festival 2016 in June.

Do continue spreading the joy around in 2016. The future hasnt been written yet, so it’s up to you to make it a good one 🙂

Keep on spinning!

Training advice for Jugglers – Daniel Simu

Posted: November 3, 2015 by lambentI2e in Information

Photo credit : James Heilman

Photo credit : James HeilmanWho am I to give any juggler advice on how to train?

From the moment I started to take juggling seriously, I have been wanting to know how to train effectively.
I’ve set set goals, made lists, tracked progress in many ways. I followed many workshops, asked dozens of jugglers for training advice. I even attended circus school where I had a juggling teacher, Gregor Kiock, and plenty of other jugglers around me. I’ve read books from Jason Garfield, Laido Ditmar, and essays like for example from Steven Ragatz, Jon Udry , Wes Peden, and Thom Wall.

I have learned from all of these sources. And of course, the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know. Also, with so many skilled young jugglers out there, it is hard to remain confident about my own skills!

For the full article, see here.