Circus Space has joined with four partner organisations to award this year’s Circus Propeller Prize to Circus Space graduate Arron Sparks for his company Circus Geeks and their new production Beta Testing
The Propeller Prize is a partnership between the Roundhouse, Circus Space, Jacksons Lane, Jerwood, Seachange Arts and Le Brèche in Cherbourg. The prize offers a year of support towards the creation of a new circus production that will premiere at the Roundhouse’s CircusFest in 2014.
Beta Testing will be a fun and intelligent piece that brings together juggling, yoyo, TED talks, Rube Goldberg contraptions and text to explore the jugger’s obsession with perfection and failure. The company behind the production, Circus Geeks, is the brain child of Arron Sparks who started it initially as a blog to house all the videos of crazy stuff he found when exploring the internet.
We’re particularly delighted by Arron’s success not only because he’s a Circus Space graduate but because the early stage development of Beta Testing has benefited from Circus Space’s Lab:time which provided him with space and small amounts of seed funding.
We’ll keep you updated on Arron’s progress over the forthcoming year.