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Vicki Amedume

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Vicki Amedume

Co-Director and Circus Choreographer

For the New Vic: Peter Pan In Scarlet, Peter Pan, Wicked Lady.

Vicki is the Artistic Director and founder of Upswing, an award winning company at the forefront of contemporary circus. Recognised as the storytelling circus company, Upswing productions tell new stories in extraordinary ways, blending aerial, theatre, dance, text and multimedia to create fresh experiences with narrative punch.

Since 1997, Vicki has performed and created aerial and circus based work that has been performed in the UK and worldwide. She has worked across all spheres of circus from traditional touring tented circuses to large-scale outdoor spaces and intimate touring indoor theatre.

Producing, consultancy and collaborations credits include: Circus Bites, Barnum (Circus Consultant, Chichester Festival Theatre and Cameron Mackintosh); The Light Princess (aerial consultancy and training, National Theatre); The Moment When (2012 Cultural Olympiad in Chester); Little Eagles (RSC); Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland).

She is a guest Lecturer in Contextual Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama, Guest Lecturer and Guest Trainer at The National Centre for Circus Arts and Visiting Lecturer at Circomedia.

She trained at Live and Direct, Birkbeck College, Circus Sarasota, Centre National des Arts du Cirque (CNAC, France), Leeds University and Circus Space.

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