Author: Victoria Snaith

Snaith founded touring theatre company, Dread Falls Theatre, in 2011. Inspired by folk tales from around the world, Snaith immerses audiences in magical and imaginative worlds through her use of imaginative stage design, physical storytelling, puppets, and circus skills. To learn more about Victoria and her work visit www.facebook.com/dreadfallstheatre or Tweet her @victoria_dft

Third Time’s a Charm: Finding My Perfect Aerial Instructor

My Aerial Origin Story For those of you unfamiliar with my aerial history (take a peek at this and this), I started aerial hoop in my mid-20s. I had never had any experience with aerial circus skills before, but it looked fun and a good way to get fit. A friend and I attended an […]

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Interview with an Aerialist: Andrew Pemberton

Andrew “Pemby” Pemberton is a London spreadsheet-monkey by day, and a budding circus performer by night. He discusses how aerial arts helps him recover after an injury, and what it’s like to train in a female dominated field. In what type of aerial circus skills are you training? My regular training is in aerial hoop […]

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Friends Who Fly Together, Stay Together: Introducing a Friend to Aerial

Seeing is Believing In early March I took two friends to see an enchanting fringe theatre show in London that billed itself as being an “immersive dark circus”. One of the friend’s is an aerialist herself (you can read about her here), but the second is not. My non-aerialist friend has experienced mass-market circus through […]

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside! – Aerial Training in Winter

  The Beast from the East has hit the UK hard; bring subzero temperatures, foot upon foot of snow, and perilous journeys to the drafty warehouses and high ceilinged halls in which most of our aerial training takes place. Consequently, make sure you treat your body right during Winter training by considering the following… The […]

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Interview with an Aerialist: Katheryn Brown

Katheryn “Kaz” Brown is a performer hailing from the UK’s good-old West Country. She has a background in Performance and in Education, but her real passion lies in the Circus Arts. Kaz has been lucky enough to have trained with and bonded with some of the top aerialists in Europe through her many visits to […]

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Interview with an Aerialist: Phoebe Knight

Phoebe Knight talks to us about her transition from dancer to aerialist, her favorite circus skills, and her coffee addiction.  You go to “circus school”, is that correct? I started circus classes during my dance training, to learn something physically exciting and fun, without having to think about meaning. After a couple of years of taking […]

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There was an Old Lady who Lived in a Hoop: Beginning Aerial as an Adult

It is no secret to anyone that the younger you are, the easier it is to learn new skills; language for example. I once taught a kid who spoke five languages. Five. Most of my students could barely speak one! The younger you start, the easier it is, and the same can be said for […]

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Easy Peasy Lemon Trapeze-y: My Flying Trapeze Lesson with Gorilla Circus

I pass through Regent’s Park frequently, especially in the summer. The smells, the sounds and the sights of the park are a delightful reminder of how pleasant the overly crowded capital can be. On this day however, something had changed; something was different. Where there usually sat couples kissing, and children playing frisbee, instead there were people […]

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