LIT Circus (Norwich)
Lost in Translation Circus are a fast rising artist-led contemporary company who blend high-level, dynamic circus skills within a character driven theatrical context. Creating both indoor and outdoor ensemble-based we work with a tight-knit group of performers, resulting in accessible, multi-layered performance told through a highly physical language. Frequently working with specially composed music, we aim for a strong comic bent and the ability to amaze and move our audience across cultural and language barriers. With a strong interest in connecting people, communities and cultures, we actively seek cross-cultural and cross-art form collaboration.
In addition to our creative work Lost in Translation Circus also has a strong education arm. With over ten years of teaching and program creation experience in the circus industry we offer a high-quality level of teaching technique and are experienced with a wide-range of ages, students, levels and programs. We are always interested in community and youth engagement programs and enjoy passing on our skills, sharing our passion and helping grow the next generation.
Massimiliano grew up in Rome, where there was always a circus at the bottom of the street. He was inspired by the possibility of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. He began his career as a street performer, having his first show in Portugal at the age of 18. Wanting to pursue performing further he enrolled in Circo a Vapore, a theatre school based on the Le Coque method. However, his dream was still to be a circus performer so began his circus study the Carampa Circus School in Madrid for 2 years, then studied for 3 years at Circus Space in London, specialising in acrobalance. Since graduating Massi has performed with several companies throughout Europe, established his own production/performance company and worked very successfully as a free-lance performer and producer. Massi has also always been interested in teaching circus. In 2003 he began teaching juggling and acrobatics, and got a taste for sharing his skills, and since then he has continued to teach, create programs, and use circus to work with people of all ages. He worked with Let’s Circus in Newcastle (UK) to help create an acrobatics program for the long term planning and creation of a circus school in New Castle, and worked long-term for Circus Space as a senior trainer for the youth program. Since 2013 Massi has been giving his full focus to managing and performing for LIT Circus.
Roisin trained as a women’s artistic gymnast for 17 years, competing in international events including the Youth Olympics (1997), and winning the Irish National Individual title for two years running (1999, 2000). She has completed a FETAC certificate in Dance, encompassing classical, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop styles, and musical theatre, and completed her degree at Circus Space in 2. She has also done a variety of stage and film work. She has performed in a variety of circus shows, cabarets, and big productions, most recently with the arena show “Batman”, which toured Europe and the USA.