Coming down the stairs after Smoke and Mirrors (see previous post), I would, of all people, bump into Layla, my static trapeze teacher from the National Circus. Talk about upping the ante for next term! Layla Rosa is one of the three judges for Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane Award for Circus the others being the Roundhouse's circus producer Leila Jones, and Jackson Lane's artistic director Adrian Berry.
This is the second year the award for circus is running, and the winner is announced today. Last year's winners were Barely Methodical Troupe with Bromance (click here).
Smoke and Mirrors is one of five contenders this year, the others being Elephant in the Room (click here), Ellie Dubois' Ringside; La Meute and B-Orders (see www.thecircusdiaries.com). Also, in the category for Physical/Visual Theatre, is Gandini Juggling's Ephemeral Architecture (click here). Good luck to all.
And the winner is...