Ausform is piloting an Associate Artist Scheme which we call Forge. We currently actively seek to develop the work of the following artists:
Jonathan is an established circus artist. His work is a fusion of aerial sensibility and theatrical presence. He mixes forms with personal content to make humorous, dynamic and moving performance round his circus discipline.
Jonathan has toured with tented circus, performed in theatres, festivals, clubs of all kinds, in corporate events and on the street in the U.K. France, Spain, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Africa, Asia, and Sweden. He is a founding member of Fan-atticks Circus. He teaches at Circomedia as Head of Aerial and at the University College of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. He has worked with all kinds of artists, students and directors from many different countries and genres.
He has worked with Forkbeard Fantasy, Company FZ, Cirkus Cirkör and NoFitState. His students have gone on to gold medals at Cirque Demain and Les Pistes aux Espoires and employment with Cirque Du Soleil.
He has recently been involved in Cabaret Hablingbo in Sweden and representing the UK in Jeunes Talentes Cirque in France.
The work Ausform will support Jonathan to developed is specifically his solo work based around the text of R.D.Laing’s ‘Knots’, a poetic analysis of the self-imposed binds and tautologies within us and our relationships.
Jonathan’s discipline is vertical rope. How much rope is enough? If something comes undone can it be fixed? Is there a thread that we can follow? If you are politically opposed to the effects of gravity, where should you stand? How long is an anagram if an anagram of ‘a piece of string’ is ‘I feign rope acts’?
Jonathan will be making knots around these and other questions. Let us know if you would like to come or be kept upto date with the latest developments of this work by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circus action is a knot that can’t be undone; it is tied to space, tied to time.
Can Jonathan present a 'circus of one' if an anagram of ‘a circus of one’ is ‘of course I can’?
www.fan-atticks.com Isabelle Cressy
Isabelle was brought up in the Midlands where she trained as a gymnast and Aerialist before become more heavily involved in dance. She began her professional training in 2005 at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and continued to perform as a circus and cabaret artist in a variety of experimental performance events through the course of her degree.
Since graduation in 2009 she has worked on The Telling Tales project 2010 and with companies CScape Dance, Mean Feet and Peut-Être Theatre, amongst others, with whom she has toured nationally and internationally. Isabelle has recently set up her own company, PINCH based in Bristol. With support from Ausform in choreographing new work.
Isabelle is predominently interested in dance theatre practices but also in developing the collaboration between aerial theatre and contemporary dance work.
The work Ausform is supporting is first and foremost Isabelle's choreographic work, to develop and grow as a choreographer resident in Bristol.
Isabelle's first work as a choreographer 'Flog' has been developed though Ausform Platform in November 2011. Inspired by the forest sell-off debate of late 2010 Flog is a contemporary dance piece which looks at power, commercialisation and people through a lens of absurdity and humour.
Graduating from The Northern School of Contemporary dance in 2009, Isabelle has since been working freelance as an interdisciplinary dance artist across the UK. She has recently finished working with Mean Feet Dance Company and touring with Peut-Etre Theatre.
Isabelle collaborates wtih Tilly Webber as the dancer in Flog. Tilly trained at The Place and has performed with Michael Clarke Company, Rosie Kay, Marc Brew and C-12 Dance Theatre amongst others. Over christmas she will be performing in the Bristol Old Vic Children's Christmas production of Hey Diddle Diddle.
If you are also interested in supporting either of the above artists do get in touch with us and we can have a chat about how or we give you their contact details.