ENTERTAINMENT TYPE Acrobatics, Aerials, Hula-Hoops, Movement, Physical Theatre
DURATION Acts: 3h (4 x 4-15 mins), Stage/ Aerial only (no roving)
Bianca Mackail is an acrobatic artist who combines strength, agility and grace in the air and on the floor. Specialising in non-narrative conceptual theatre making, She strives to create work that’s from the heart and soul.
SKILLS AND ACTS
- Movement (dance and tumbling)
- Aerial Ring/ Lyra
- Silks/ Tissus
One of three co-founders of 3 is a Crowd Circus Company, Bianca has developed and toured work extensively in Australia, Asia and Europe with a variety of companies including Tumble Circus (Ireland), Cirque du Loin (Switzerland), CIRCA, Wilde Applause Creative Productions, The Crack Up Sisters, Aerial Angel Productions and Clowns without Borders (Sweden and Australia).
A graduate of the Circoarts School in New Zealand in 2004, Bianca has also trained over the years with specialty trainers in Kiev, Ukraine and Barcelona’s La Central del Circ, Spain.
Highlights include, winning ‘Best Circus and Physical Theatre’ award in Adelaide and Perth Fringe for 3 is a Crowd’s debut show Fright or Flight, selling out at the Sydney Festival, performing for the Queen of Malaysia with the same show and having a “the show must go on” moment whilst hula hooping during Opracus Seasons in a Typhoon, to a standing audience of 10,000 in Taipei!
Over the last fifteen years, Bianca has performed at festivals including Recklinghausen (Germany), Spoffin (Netherlands), Helsinger Festival (Denmark), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Hoopla Festival and to many to name throughout Sweden, Denmark and Ireland.
In her spare time Bianca likes to save the world one signature at a time and is slowly learning to play the bagpipes.
On her work, in her own words…
“I strive to create work that is more than a circus trick or act.
It’s circus from the heart.
It’s about ideas, feelings, truths, the beautiful and the not so, a reflection of our society, humanity, relationships, the environment, where we’ve come from and where we’re going, and everything in-between us and the sun that inspires, challenges and provokes us.
I aim to stay true to myself and my art form through the dedication of pushing the boundaries of the human body as we know it and of course ……circus as we know it.”
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