‘British Eccentricity’ occurred over two nights at Cirque Jules Verne in Amiens, France; one of the few remaining purpose built circus buildings in the world.
Produced by the critically acclaimed producing house Crying out Loud The show featured two 'eccentric' UK contemporary companies; The Invisible Circus & Carnesky Productions. The event was imagined and realised by Crying out Loud director Rachel Clare.
Full Tilt worked with Invisible Circus and directed the site-specific, harness based aerial work, telling a story of a gaudy cocktail of grotesque ghosts living and dancing in the magnificent building but who have been forgotten.
The journey unfolds to a live musical score, as the characters realise the audiences have come back to see them perform once again.
The aerial performances featured flying, rotating hoop, counterweighted aerial dancers, flying a Chinese pole into the circle from the 25m roof with an acrobat already attached and built into a large ensemble celebration, with fire & a 10 person aerial finale flying cradle & counterweighted dancers act.
The ghosts then promenaded the audience outside, making appearances in the windows and on the balconies to a beautiful finale on the roof with harness work, fire & pyrotechnics.