2018: Time to Reflect

2018: Time to Reflect

It’s that universal time for reflection. Well, this year has been just incredible. I have grown such a great deal, both on an artistic and personal level. In the first few months my physio’s training restrictions were finally lifted after a good MRI report on my...
The Magic Behind The Mask

The Magic Behind The Mask

Stage performance allows a unique connection with an audience. So how do you connect with an audience, silently, with a full mask covering your face? How do you connect with other actors or your props on the stage when you can barely see? I found out how to do both of...
Aerial Training Diaries

Aerial Training Diaries

I returned from a summer contract in the USA at the end of August, where I had been coaching children in circus. You can read all about that here: lorettahope.co.uk/circus/my-american-adventure/ .My focus then turned fully to own training. I wanted to really...
Got Wood? (Save our ancient trees!)

Got Wood? (Save our ancient trees!)

Several days ago, The Woodland Trust’s current petition link to save ancient trees and woodland popped up on my newsfeed, shared by a friend. Immediately an idea came to me: a man body painted, with a chopped tree trunk rising up from his legs. Body painting is...