THE TRICKSTER

Where London - - Where Now Cirque Du Soleil -

WHY CIRQUE? I’ve been work­ing in dance my whole life, and chore­ograph­ing since I was 16, but I’ve al­ways wanted to be a part of this company. I saw my first Cirque show at 12, and I just love the as­pect of magic it brings to the stage. It turns cir­cus into a Broad­way show. WHAT I DO: I play the Trickster. He cre­ated the world of Koozå, and pops out of this mag­i­cal toy box at the be­gin­ning. He meets the In­no­cent and brings him into his world. The Trickster is like a big brother character, show­ing him the ways of life: each act is show­ing him some­thing new, and it changes him. The In­no­cent is dressed in black and white at the be­gin­ning, but ends up full of colour with this big smile on his face. A TYP­I­CAL DAY: Ev­ery day is dif­fer­ent. Take to­day: we’ve got one show tonight [in Ger­many] at 7.30pm. It’s now 3pm, and I got here half an hour ago and started warm­ing up; soon I’ll go to physio for strength­en­ing ex­er­cises. To­day I’m also run­ning my weekly bal­let class. Then we have our weekly Tapis Rouge [“red car­pet”] meet­ing, where the company shares in­for­ma­tion. Then the show! MY LONDON: I’ve not per­formed in London yet, but I was there last year do­ing promo work and I fell in love with the city. I do feel an en­ergy there, there’s noth­ing but pos­i­tive vibes. I’m look­ing for­ward to do­ing lots of stuff again. I saw many shows last time: Bil­lyEl­liot, Miss Saigon and Wicked − twice!

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