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Adam Read
Personal Details
Nationality: British/Australian
Date of birth: 13.06.1971 in Adelaide, Australia Contact: 33clowns@gmail.com
Website: https://www.behance.net/adamread2
Professional Skills
High level Stilts walking, character development and performance including Commedia dell’arte and clown, physical movement workshops and training, Bhutto, direction and choreography, light design, installation and set creation, music development for performance, self devised performance/concepts and creation
Education
1995-1997
- Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia - Centre for performing arts, Adelaide, Australia
- Theatre workshops of physical movement, Commedia dell’arte, Le Coq, Indonesian and New Zealand Indiginous dance
Biography
I grew up in Australia, spending much of my child as a high profile
athlete, playing and training in all kinds of sports specialising in athletics
and football.
I trained at tertiary level in Drama and Movement in Australia, exploring different techniques of theatre such as Commedia dell’arte, Le Coq method, Indonesian and New Zealand dance and different forms of mask. I founded the theatre group “Laboratorium 33” in Edinburgh, which performed for the first time in Edinburgh festival in 1998.

Since being based in Europe I have performed around the world with different companies, in street theatre, stage, and site specific performances, including Cirque Du Soleil from Montreal (creation of main character), Theatre Derevo from St Petersburgh, Grotest Maru from Berlin and Company Barefoot from Holland. I have toured my solo performance “Eclipse”, receiving a Total Theatre nomination in Edinburgh Festival (2007), and award for the best physical performance in the Pula Puff festival in Croatia (2008), with performance “Katuk”. Whilst living in Israel I played the main character in the show “Vienna-Marakesh”, a large scale Multi Media production. I also created three new productions: “The Garden”, “Translux” and “Booroloola“, which have been played in different festivals and stages (2009-2010)
2011, 2012 I performed in Prater Volksbühne theater in Berlin in play „John Gabriel Borkman“ (Ibsen) with directors Vegard Vinge und Ida Müller (Norway), in 2013 I continued to work with them in a new play "12- Spartenhaus"
In 2013 in collaboration with Feodor Makarov (Snow Show) we created a new production "Lost Wheels of time", that premiered in Haifa International Children Festival and played in different theatre festivals in Germany, Croatia, Poland, Holland, USA, Mexico, China and more.
"Radiant" a site specific performance was created as art installation with sponsorship of LINZ PLASTERSPEKTAKEL and played in Germany and Austria
I also performed in Cirque de Soleil shows: “Stella” and “X land fantasy” in Andorra and China
Work Experience
2020
X Land Fantasy- Cirque de Soleil project, Hangzhou China Photo/Performance projects with Chad Ling and David Lambert Exhibitions in Hangzhou, Shanghai, China
2019
X Land Fantasy- Cirque de Soleil project, Hangzhou China
“Lost Wheels of Time” – street theatre show in festivals in Langfang, China, Stilts workshops, teaching stilts and character in Hamburg theatre group
2018
Bergen International Theatre Festival with Vegad Vinge and Ida Müller Performance
“Parasomnia”- stilts solo street theater show, Holland
“Parasomnia”- stilts solo street theater show, Spancirfest, Croatia
“The Giant”- show with stilts, street theater festival, Deventer, Holland “Tower” – show in Theater Frivolous Festival in Koper, Slovenia
“Lost Wheels of Time” – Lacht Festival, Berlin, Germany

“The Tower” – Street festival in Aveiro, Portugal
“Kolhaas”- performance with German theater “Grotest Maru”, in Idar- Oberstein and Eberswalder, Germany
2017
“Lost Wheels of Time”- International theater Festival in Keralla, “Platonov Festival”, Voronezh, Russia
“Paradanarrnia”- performer in theater festival with “Grotest Maru” in Koper, Slovenia
“Paradanarrnia”- “Phalanx Bamboo” performer in theater festival with Grotest Maru in Shwerter, Germany
“Kolhaas”- performance with German theater “Grotest Maru” in Beskow, Germany
“Stella”- Cirque de Soleil show, Stilts main character in a show, Andorra
“Booroloola“- performance in Mica Moca venue, Berlin, Germany “Parasomnia” – solo show, Street theatre festival Spancirfest, Croatia “Parasomnia” – solo show in European Jongleer festival, Utrecht, Holland “Artgeshoss”- solo performance - installation, in opening art gallery, Germany
“Omnium” – performance-installation in Acud theater, Berlin, Germany 2015
“Narrnia & Phalanx Bamboo”, Performer in Shanghai Theatre Festival, Shanghai, China
“Volsbuehne Theatre” - performer in Ibsen show, Berlin, Germany
2016
“Lost Wheels of Time”- performance in Feta festival, Gdansk, Poland
“Lost Wheels of Time”- performance in Krakow international festival, Poland “Lost Wheels of Time”- performance in Deventer stilts festival, Holland
“Lost “Lost “Lost “Lost “Lost
2014
Wheels of Time”- show in Bergamo theater festival, Italy
Wheels of Time”- show in Imaginarius theater festival, Portugal Wheels of Time”- show in Via Thea theater festival, Gorlitz, Germany Wheels of Time”- performance in Art Park Festival, USA
Wheels of Time”- performance in Mexico festival, Mexico
Wheels of Time”- show in Feta Festival, Gdansk, Poland Wheels of Time”- show in Linz theater festival, Austria
"Radiant" - creation, direction, performer
- Berlin ACUD Theater
- Schloss Plüschow
- Internationalen Linzer Straßenkunstfestival 2013
“Lost
“Lost
“Parasomnia”- solo stilts performance, Culture Carnival, Berlin, Germany
2013

"Wheels of time"- creation, direction, performer
- Haifa International Children Festival, Israel
“Booroloola“ - Pula Puff Festival (Croatia), Clipa theater festival, Israel
2011-2012
“The Garden”- Deventer Festival (Holland), Linz Plasterspektakel , Austria „John Gabriel Borkman“ (Ibsen)- Prater Volksbühne theater, Berlin
"La Strata" - interactive clown performance, Berlin Gauklerfest
2010- 2009
Grotest Maru (Berlin)- performer, character creation:
- Performance “Mura”, FETA Festival, Gdansk, Poland, Görlitz, Germany
- “Feierabend”, a site specific performance for Ruhr 2010, Hagen, Germany - “Kohlhaas“, main character in the play , Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
“The Garden”- creation, direction, performer
- Feta Festival Gdansk, Poland
- Schloss Broullin, Germany
“Booroloola“ - creation, direction, performer- Acud Theater , Berlin, Germany “Wind of Ruins” – performer- Theater Calligraphy, Berlin, Germany
“Eclipse” solo performance Zadar Snova Festival, award for the best performance, Croatia
“Katuk”- creation, direction, performer- Pula Puff Festival, award for the best performance, Croatia
- "Interwoven"- creation, performer- JAAD- Janine Ayres Aerial Dance, Canberra, Australia
2008
- Performances in Hasimta Theatre ,Israel, creator, director, performer
- Performances with Fyodor Makarov, clown from “Snow Show”, creator, director, performer
- “Vienna Marakesh”- director assistance, creation, casting, main character , Eilat, Israel
- "Translux" - creation, performance, Light Festival, Austria
2007 - 2005
- Cirque de Soleil , Montreal, Canada, creation of main character on stilts, in show “Delerium”, world tour
- Tour of Solo-show “Eclipse”, in Europe, including Edinburgh Festival (Scotland),
- “Grotest Maru”, street festivals in Holland, Germany and Portugal.
2004 – 2003
- Theatre “Derevo” St. Petersburg , Russia, Dresden, Germany, study of Derevo system , work on solo performances, plays in performances “La Divina Commedia”, “Once”, “Islands in the Stream” and “Ketzal”.
- Creation and development of solo performance “Eclipse”
2002-2000

- Barefoot, Holland Company, different theatre projects and festivals in Italy, Poland, Checz Republic, Germany
- Grotest Maru , street festivals, theatre projects
1999 – 1997
- work in Edinburgh with inspiration from the poor theatre of Grotowski and ideas of Zyacack Zawodski of Theater Kana (Poland)
- Theatre Company Laboratorium 33, creation of performance “Splendid Isolation”- Edinburgh Festival (1998).
- Theatre Company Grotest Maru, creation / direction / workshops / participation in many projects, actions and street performances.

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