ISACS is delighted to present the selected ISACS member Poppy Emer Greenford as the Bursary recipient to attend an international two-week street arts training programme – SPASA – in Lleida – Spain.

Over the two weeks, Poppy will work with renowned artists – Adhok, The Primitives, Sergi Estebanell, and Décor Sonore – through an intensive programme of activities for a deep immersion in creating work in public space.

About our artist

Poppy Emer Greenford

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Bumble Movement Arts is a contemporary circus organisation inspired by bees and their dance communication. Artistic director Poppy Emer Greenford is a circus performer and director with a BA and MA in the art form, accredited through Circomedia and Bath Spa University. Her continued research focuses on circus and theatre integration methods. Finding ways to create enjoyable and meaningful performance work around human’s complex relationship with nature.

Recent work includes Bee-ology, an interactive circus theatre show about bees and our future for young people and their hives. It received arts council England project funding in 2021 and toured several arts festivals, including Greenwich and Docklands. What Tree Said is s fun and thought-provoking outdoor show about trees,  exploring themes of growth, play and non-binary notions of humans and nature through gender analogies.”

What does Poppy expect from SPASA?

As an emerging company that makes outdoor performance work, this training is an invaluable time for inspiration, learning and networking. My work is multi artform but with circus as a centre point, I am always looking for other styles of work to learn from, and the companies involved in this training look great.