Moving On was a piece we were asked to create to represent Circomedia at the Circa Festival 2013 in Auch, France, which each year hosts 'Circle', the meeting of Circus Schools from around the world who are brought together by the umbrella organisation FEDEC.
We spent a week in residency at Greentop in Sheffield, developing work that Lucy had begun exploring as a solo performance, using themes of family and loss, integrated with hat manipulation, puppetry and physical theatre.
We're interested in the stories inherent within a particular circus discipline. When Lucy stands on stage with a manipulation hat in her hands, she becomes a woman who's looking for the man the hat belongs to. If you add a trenchcoat to the picture, you discover her absent husband. If you add a small red coat and a child's hat, you suddenly reveal a whole family that maybe was or wasn't ever really there.
Here's a video of the week we spent at Greentop in Sheffield creating this show. Many thanks to the marvellous Raise Films for the video edit and photography.