CIRCOagitado is Tired Out

Viola Bruni (IT) and Darya Efrat (IL) were in residence in November for a lift off of Darya last creation Tired Out.

TIRED OUT is a cross-disciplinary, visual, and physical participatory act. It is a spontaneous moment of interaction, construction, and deconstruction; a visual landscape and point of reflection on the notions of connectivity and the barriers we hold concerning ourselves and others. It is a conversation between a woman, tires, and an audience.

With the assistance of external eyes, the aim of this residency is to examine closely and further develop the movement language of the work.

Darya Efrat’s (DE Penny) November residency has ended with a wonderful final presentation at the Parque Botânico de Vale Domingos – Águeda. What a pleasure!

Darya Efrat (IL) is a multidisciplinary performer experimenting with the fusion of visual arts, dance, contemporary circus, and public installation. Originally from Jerusalem, and currently based in Portugal, Efrat graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York with a BA in visual arts and anthropology. She then went on to pursue circus, dance and theater studies in the Sandciel circus school in Israel (2017) and in INAC (Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo) in Portugal (2019). In 2016, she participated in several group exhibitions in New York where she was awarded the Curator’s Selection award. In 2018-2019, she participated in works by Michal Samama in Israel and in 2020, presented her work “Lock- In” as part of the “Suspended Islands” project that took place during Festival dos Canais.

Viola Bruni (IT)

Viola started learning gymnastics from the age of seven and in 2001 she graduated from the Academy of Circus Arts in Cesenatico as a Trapeze artist, having trained during the four-year course in flying & static trapeze, handstands, ballet & contemporary dance, floor acrobatics and acrobalance. After performing extensively as aerialist and dancer (London 2012 Olympic Festival, Venice Biennale 2015), in 2016 she graduated in MA Movement: Direction&Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. Since then, she worked as Movement Director as well as Movement Lecturer (The Court Theatre Training Company, Forgotten Circus School). At present, Viola uses her acrobatic expertise to inform movement creation for the stage and film, specializing in blending acrobatics with text and movement. She coaches any kind of performer one-to-one for act creation, and she is currently studying Directing Circus & Physical Theatre at Circomedia, Bristol.

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