Clive (58) has been selected to take part in Space/Time 2021, a creative retreat for older early career artists run by Magnetic North in partnership with Luminate.
I have been performing professionally for 33 years, across the fields of Circus, Dance, Improvisation and Contemporary Performance. I’ve performed both solo and with companies in the British Isles and Australia as a Contemporary Clown, Physical Theatre Actor, Dancer, Aerialist and Juggler variously in Arts Festivals, Street Festivals, Theatres, Big Top Circus and commercial entertainment.
Since the mid 90’s I have done in-depth research, training and performance in Dance, Improvisation and Contemporary Performance. I have been an ongoing lead performer in the Dance Theatre works of Angus Balbernie and a featured performer in Janis Claxton Dance, Human Zoo series. This developed into the role of Dramaturg with Janis Claxton Dance, as well as Performance Coach and Rehearsal Director for POP Up duets. This led me, along with the wealth of experience in various body and performative techniques, to pursue an MA in Directing Circus and Performance.
I am currently researching and developing work around Grief and Living in Present Absence, in particular exploring embodied absence and disembodied presence.