Corrente d’Arte

Corrente D’ Arte is a cultural association that for the past 4 years has been developing in Lisbon many projects, such as Chapéus na Rua and Circo nos Mercados, two events that promote Circus and street arts within the Lisbon Community.

Circo nos Mercados

An initiative that takes circus shows to Lisbon’s traditional food markets.

Dr Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory

Wander through a vista of flames and chemical reactions made all the more exciting and intriguing through an evocative and informative soundscape. Dr. Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory is a stunning interactive environment with ingenious fire installations for audiences of all ages.

Full of contraptions spitting fire like a homemade Mad Max set

– The Guardian

A complete overload of the senses

– Audience member, Bournemouth

At the centre of the Fire Laboratory Dr. Kronovator and his team prepare their experimental flame and steam-powered contraptions that audiences are invited to activate. The fire laboratory runs for three hours during an evening, with the option of further consecutive nights. Depending on the site, the fire laboratory can be ticketed to control numbers or generate income. It can hold between 200 – 300 people at any one time.

The Fire Laboratory has been created for festivals and seasonal events by EEA in association with Lightfires. Please contact us for booking information.


Links:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/drkronovator/
https://www.instagram.com/emergencyexitarts/

The Firemen!

Always on call and equipped with a 10ft ladder & Firemen’s pole, the Firemen truly have all the gear but no idea! A hilarious walkabout packed with live acrobatics, comedy and slapstick humour! Produced by Circadian Troupe.

“They really wowed the crowd with their physical prowess, charm and slapstick humour. Highly recommended!”

− Deb Mullins, Artistic Director, Emergency Exit Arts – Newham Carnival

Petrushka

Tiago Alexandre Fonseca, as the title character, impressed both with facial expressions evoking Expressionist silent films and daring moves such as looping his ankle in a rope and hanging upside

– Rebecca Schmid, in Classical Voice America

Yet it was the tireless performance of Tiago Alexandre Fonseca in the title role which gave the staging its humanity. With an expressive face and a physical prowess that would have kept him employed during the silent film era, Mr Fonseca delivered a tour de force of rope climbing, trampolining and running through nightmare worlds, all while conveying the high emotional stakes of his attempted escape.

– Jesse Simon, in Mundoclássico.com

Fonesca has the rustic sleight-of-hand of Charlie Chaplin with the added bonus of actually looking like a young Stravinsky.

 in Bachtrack

In Stravinsky’s ballet burlesque, three puppets are brought to life by their sadistic puppet-master – the delicate ballerina, the coarse but warm-hearted muscleman and the clumsy clown Petrushka. Continuously exhibited and tortured by his master, Petrushka finally manages to escape. Yet his long-yearned-for freedom does not last long …

Click to see when I’m next performing it live here.

Chapéus na Rua – Lisbon Busking Festival

The concept behind the festival is closely related to the practice of busking or performing in public places where attendance is free. It aims to reach out to the community by offering a series of shows that may take the form of improvised poetry, living statues, juggling, acrobatics, clowns, puppetry, mime, dance, theatre, performance art and music, open to all audiences, regardless of their social status, culture, age or gender.


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Illuminations

Illuminations part of the Aldeburgh Festival 2016

Inspired by the hyper-sensual surrealism of Rimbaud’s poetry set in Britten’s song cycle Les Illuminations, director Struan Leslie creates a newly-commissioned staging fusing music and contemporary circus performance.

 

 

The circus ensemble(…) gave a strong, joyful and beautiful performance.

Charlote Valori inBachtrack

 

 

As a feat of sustained fantasy and technical prowess, the show was beyond praise. The circus performers’ daring made one’s jaw drop, and often there was a poetic sensitivity to their pirouettes.

Ivan Hewett in The Telegraph