Image split into three sections, showing in turn Chusi Amoros, Rosie Rowlands, and members of the company Brain Fools

Three new associate artists for Jacksons Lane

As we conclude our first artistic season since fully reopening, we look forward to a bright new future here at Jacksons Lane, with the announcement of three new Associate Artists.

“Now that we have re-opened with our gorgeous redevelopment and new circus studios, it felt right to look at our associate artist programme again. Associates at Jacksons Lane have been a part of our artistic offer for many years, both formally and informally. We give space, mentorship, performance opportunities and often tour work we co-create with them. ‘Official’ Associate Artists have included Nikki & JD with whom we created and toured the brilliant Knot, and the graduate ensemble from Circus Space (as was) Silver Lining, taking their six-strong retro circus show Throwback to Edinburgh.

“But we have supported countless other artists and companies over the years with residencies, space, co-productions, including Barely Methodical Troupe (the hit show Bromance was partly created with us), Circumference, Simple Cypher, Gandini Juggling, Alula Cyr, Jessica Andrade, Hazel Lam and literally hundreds more.

“In announcing three new Associates – two solo artists and one company – we will look to develop and promote contemporary circus and the arts sector more through our ongoing support. We can’t wait to see what they create with us!” Adrian Berry, Artistic Director of Jacksons Lane.

Meet the associates

Chusi Amoros

Chusi Amoros

Chusi Amoros is a Peruvian dancer, physical theatre performer, and a circus and theatre maker. Her work seeks an active audience across a variety of narratives, with a particular interest in immersive and cross-sensory experiences. Her passion for movement and devising has led her to work with many interdisciplinary artists and companies mainly in Lima and London. Accessibility and diversity are a key piece in all of her projects.

Chusi was also a Jacksons Lane Hangwire artist, taking residency at Jacksons Lane in order to work on her new show, Human. The production uses a mix of aerial silks and digital animation to explore the feels that united us as human: love, loneliness, hope and belonging.

You can watch the results of this micro-commission, Human, here.

Rosie Rowlands

Rosie Rowlands

Rosie Rowlands is an experienced circus artist whose skills have taken her around the globe. A graduate of London’s NCCA where she specialised in aerial hoop, she has performed with many of the UK’s pioneering circus theatre companies including Extraordinary Bodies, Proteus, Cirque Bijou, Feathers of Daedalus, Shotgun Carousel, Nearly There Yet, Citrus Arts, Metta Theatre, and Unlimited Theatre. Other highlights include CBeebies Thumbelina, ROH’s Anna Nicole, London Fashion Week for Stella McCartney, and Formula One with Lady Gaga.

During 2020 Rosie collaborated with Joanna Vymeris (Feathers of Daedalus) to make Part/Us, a short film celebrating childbirth and circus, which has been selected for numerous film festivals. This was shortly before giving birth to her second child.

Rosie has a passion for storytelling, movement and music, and is happiest when her work finds ways to connect these elements. She is also passionate about parenting, breastfeeding support, and the relationship between people and planet.

You can catch Rosie at Jacksons Lane as part of Proteus Theatre’s The Bloody Chamber

Members of the circus company Brain Fools

Brain Fools

Brain Fools are a small but mighty group of 10 circus-obsessed creatives. Eight of them are creative brains and two act as guiding fools. The ‘fools’, Finn and Toffy, are recent graduates of the NCCA (and Finn is a former member of JL Circus). Their first show, Lucky Pigeons, was performed at Jacksons Lane in 2021.

They are a bunch of people who love the theatre and the circus, and they want to share their love with you! Their shows are all about bringing together the best of both worlds, combining theatrical storytelling with acrobatics, dance and physical comedy. As well as meaningful stories about social and humanitarian issues.

Brain·fool·s [breen-fuul-s] comes from the term for a person who has a thoughtful brain and is playful, imaginative, grounded and forward-thinking.

Brain Fools are bringing their new family show to Jacksons Lane in November 2022. 


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