Fresh from sold out shows at Camden People’s Theatre and Shoreditch Town Hall, I will be performing Mantra at The Burton Taylor Studio for Offbeat Festival Oxford on 29th June 2019 and Rada Studio Theatre for Camden Fringe 16th - 18th August 2019.
I’ve also made a new cinematic trailer which can be seen here: Mantra Trailer 2019
Please share and buy your tickets HERE
It seems this has been my greatest travel year to date, starting in Ecuador and continuing to Thailand, Spain, Scotland and now Japan. I applied earlier this year to be part of Awaji Art Circus and was selected as one of 8 companies to take part in this year’s festival.
After a 13 hour flight including a short transfer in Beijing, I arrived at Osaka Kansai Airport. The transfer was so short, in fact that the slightly late arrival of my plane meant I arrived just as my gate was closing and my baggage did not make it out of Beijing.
I took the bus to Kobe and was picked up there. I decided to take some light painting photos of the journey. They looked pretty cool so I’m posting them below
I was the first artist to get here and slept many hours due to my body clock still running on English time. I’m writing this now at 4:24 am Japan time, so clearly haven’t adjusted yet.
To my delight, my roommates are Spanish hang drum and Cello players. The potential to collaborate and make some good music is really exciting.
Today we had our first team meal and the vegan options were great, I met all of the other acts, many of whom are musical as well as some circus performers and a quick change act.
I’m not tired yet (even though I’m up in 4 hours) so I’ve been doing some admin, editing my trailer and making applications to some projects I want to be part of. If I’m tired enough tomorrow night I’ll be able to adjust to the 8 hour time difference (at least in theory)
I’ll be taking photos, filming and updating this blog pretty regularly, so stay tuned to find out what I get up to while I’m here.
Catch you soon :-)
After getting a 4 star review from The Student for his self-produced and directed one-man-show “Mantra”, Marv presented an excerpt from the show at Rich Mix for Roots of Rumba. He filmed the show and has made this trailer. If you are a theatrical gatekeeper or would like to book the show, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week I’ll be facilitating a new VR experience at the design museum, an out of body experience that responds to brainwaves and breathing to guide you out of your body and into space. find out more at https://designmuseum.org/whats-on/london-design-festival-2018/mind-pilot-installation-by-loopph
I’ll also be facilitating a free beatbox and rap workshop for 16-25 year olds in North London. Please share the facebook event link with anyone you know who needs this. https://www.facebook.com/events/282757845658778
I filmed my final vlog shortly after Edinburgh Fringe had come to an end and just didn't get round to putting it up until today due to taking time out to rest and having surgery on my foot. I also recorded an accidental vlog that started as a beatbox freestyle and became an unraveling and channeling of my inner processes.
Some big downloads in these videos, so please let me know if you find them useful, or enjoyable in any way. Make sure to stay subscribed and share them with people who may appreciate them.
I'm excited to be part of 2 shows next week which are very dear to my heart.
Firstly - The Cocoa Butter Club next Thursday: An incredible and empowering queer cabaret night celebrating the many insanely talented and underappreciated artists of colour by putting world class entertainment on The Underbelly South Bank Spiegeltent.
Get your tickets now and support black excellence! Click the pic below.
Then Saturday 15th September Join Roots Of Rumba at Rich Mix for a full day infusing Latin culture, hip hop, dance and theatre. I'll be performing a 15 minute version of Mantra, my one man shows and the day is full of workshops and performances.
Make sure you grab a ticket to the show and the AFTER PARTY!!! Click the image to get yours now
James Hanton of www.studentnewspaper.org saw Mantr yesterday and gave it a 4 star review. Super happy with this write up. Check out the full post.