Hazel Lam

6 Feb 7.30pm
Sold Out


Sold Out
An expressionist dance circus mix about being consumed – by plastic and by your own desires.

PVC stretches. A lot. And it's the only thing keeping me from falling to the ground. Will the strands of plastic hold my weight? Do I trust them to? How much torture can they bear before they snap?

PVC plastic tubing is a prop, partner and aerial apparatus in this multidisciplinary work, aiming to highlight the power in gentleness and what are usually perceived to be feminine movement qualities.

Dominic de Grande is the composer of the piece "Overlapse", which features in the performance.

"What a treat to welcome Hazel back to Jacksons Lane. Over the years we have supported her work (she has been the cover star of our brochure) and an early version of Lighthouse featured in one of our circus scratch nights – I remember how funny, inventive and original it was. To finally show the complete work in the Chinese Arts Now Festival is just amazing."
—Adrian Berry, Artistic Director of Jacksons Lane 

Part of Chinese Arts Now 2020, a London-wide festival dedicated to exploring contemporary Chinese themes, perspectives and art forms.

Duration: 50 mins
Age Guidance: suitable for all

"Lam is a capable clown, lolloping around the stage in bright-green gum boots... Striking images of her body entangled in plastic tubing"

The Stage

"Hazel moves with the clean, elegant lines of a ballerina. Watery sounds in the pre-recorded soundtrack bubble into a mermaid fantasy"

The Circus Diaries

"A graceful aerial ballet. Lam’s agility amalgamates art-forms to illuminate the strength of the tender"

Mark Aspen for Resolution 2019

Sign up for updates