Tickets available from The Black-E, Liverpool,
7th & 8th December – 8pm
£12/ £10 www.theblack-e.co.uk
tel: 0151 709 5109
Otus started with support from WMC’s Incubator Programme and the Black-E, Liverpool where the show will also be performed. The artists were then commissioned to create this full-length production fusing circus and dance by Chapter’s Creative Producer for Dance programme, Coreo Cymru, with support from Arts Council of Wales’ National Lottery Scheme. OTUS is the third of three development commissions supported by Chapter and Coreo Cymru.
Company O&B, is made up of international circus artists Hugo Oliveira (Portugal) and Sage Bachtler Cushman (USA), whose skill and artistry were featured in Nofit States’ award winning show Bianco, each receiving critical acclaim for their contribution to the production. They have since been supported by Wales Millennium Centre’s Incubator Programme and the Black-E, Liverpool to develop their own work and subsequently commissioned to create a full-length production fusing circus and dance by Chapter’s Creative Producer for Dance programme, Coreo Cymru. Company O&B are part of the new wave of circus artists who are taking circus out of the big top and into the theatre with extraordinary and exciting results.
"an exquisitely understated juggling act so fluid that the balls seem like an extension of the juggler's limbs, possibly even a manifestation of his thoughts"
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
'a transcendent closer... the flame-haired, tattooed angel Sage Cushman's celestial finale on the high trapeze'
David Zampatt, The West Australian