Category : Pif-Paf Lab

Circus62 Coast to Coast Circus Gathering
2 months, 3 weeks ago 0
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March 22nd Victoria Works, Rowland Street, Sheffield With our friends at Victoria Works training space in Sheffield, Civic Barnsley and Arts Council England we’re very pleased to be hosting Circus62, an M62 wide gathering of Circus professionals: artists, companies, training spaces, festivals, venues and producers. Booking details are here The full event invitation is here […]

New Work - SEED for 2017
6 months, 1 week ago 0
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Here is the growing bank of research and design images that are forming our new show SEED for 2017 : SEED – is a highly visual and technically ambitious poetic, anarchic & inspiring hitch-hike on the journey from small Acorns to great Oak Trees presented by Pif-Paf – a life time in the making and […]

Celestial Sound Cloud
10 months, 4 weeks ago 0
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For The 28th-31st 2016 July Eleanor Hooper has been commissioned by Kendal Calling festival with Walk The Plank to create an interactive sound and light installation inspired by Cosmic Nebulas. The installation is called the Celestial Sound Cloud  – read more about it here… Celestial Sound Cloud – an interactive light and sound installation. Interact […]

Snow White Development
2 years, 1 month ago 0
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In Autumn 2013 we were asked by international children’s Theatre Company Tell Tale Hearts to collaborate on a co-production for a new indoors Christmas show for the Lawrence Batley Theatre and Barnsley Civic. Over the next 12 months ideas developed and in December ’14 we carried out 2 weeks of development. We’re really happy with […]

Stage 2 R&D on Plume and Distance Ladder
2 years, 6 months ago 0
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As part of our Raise The Bar Grants For The Arts award we spent 4 days at Motionhouse’s warehouse in Leamington Spa with Jo Moss and Alice Ellerby joining Pete and director Kevin Finnan (MBE!) taking the helm. As ever with Kevin we got a hell of a lot done, mining into the possibilities and […]

Evolution of a Whale spout
2 years, 6 months ago 0
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As part of the engineering Pete and Tim Mileusnic have created for SlungLow’s WhiteWhale we had a lot of fun making the whale spouts. The technique we developed allowed us to create test units very quickly, and here’s a quick reel of their evolution from 2 litres of air and water up the the final […]

The Plume initial R&D
2 years, 10 months ago 0
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bouncing out of R&D on our Distance Ladder in 2013 we realised that we needed to refine the counterbalance boom that lifts performers above it so Pete designed and then with Tim made The Plume, 6m, carrying 160kilos of dumbbells (which we look forward to loading into the van…) and we think a pretty full […]

DL remake for Turner Contemporary
3 years ago 0
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As part of the wonderful commision fro Turner Contemporary we are redeveloping the DL with the large engineering challenges this poses, so I’ll be adding a few thoughts and images here. PG

BackStage in the Whale
3 years ago 0
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A lot of the things I’ve been working on for the White Whale are developments of what I was taught on a Puppet Centre Trust Travel and Training Bursary back in 2011, at Theatre Titanick in Leipzig, so it feels right to share the love. For the spouts we’re working with standard pneumatic valves, the […]

Horses Without Hay
3 years, 4 months ago 0
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We can all agree that bicycles evolved from horses, and they bring a lot to the table. After a late night Shaun The Sheep watching session I wondered what would happen if bicycles had evolved from a different animal, or simply from a knackered old horse, or a sea horse, rather than a small pony […]