Judith Lanigan
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

Travel Information:

Where it is necessary to travel longer than 2 hours it may be necessary to provide accommdation on the night before and the night of performances.

Judith Lanigan travels with the following

Pack of 30  hula hoops dimensions 1m x 1m x 30cm

1 suitcase, plus handluggage


And for What Not Do On A Ladder- as above PLus

1 box 16 kg, dimensions 80cm x 30cm x 60cm

I hand trolley 

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Judith Lanigan's hula hoop variation of the ballet solo The Dying Swan is “A brilliant, essentially comic routine that dissolves into a blur of hoops and flying feathers.”The Age A2 "Extraordinario" (El Pais, Spain) and "an excellent adaptation of a classical theme with a  highly intelligent wink from Down Under" (Tete a Tete festival Germany)

Based on the ballet role first danced by Anna Pavolva, hula-hoop stunt artist Judith Lanigan gives us a Swan determined to be a Swan against all odds. This Swan is not dying, she is full of courage, humour, and rare hula hoop moves and manipulations.

There are some wonderful images for background and overlays, available for events with projection facilities, 

CIRCUS/STAGE ACT - SWAN  7, 10, 15, or 20 minutes, 

STREET THEATRE SWAN duration 30-45 minutes 

Also available is the hilarious 'What Not To Do On A Ladder'.

Judith Lanigan’s award winning novel,“A True History of The Hula Hoop’documenting her adventures with The Dying Swan and her research into the history of the hula hoop and its origins in Australia, was published by Picador in 2009. Her second book 'CLownland' was reviewed by the The Age and Sydney Morning Herald as 'a work of admirable daring and spirit' 

Performance Credits – Judith Lanigan and the Dying Swan

France,Chalon Dans La Rue, Les Virevoltes 97 00, Bonheur Des Momes,  Pontarlier, Aurillac Festival, Soiteville les Rouen, UK,Medium Rare Cabarets. Newcastle Street Festival UK, Burleski@No  5 Streets of Brighton, Glastonbury Festival 04, 03, Best of the Brighton Comedy Festival. Covent Garden Street Artists Festival, Cardiff Harbour Festival, Winchester Hat Fair, Edinburgh Festival (Go GO Burlesco) Eurostar 10th Anniversary celebrations. Germany.. Gorlitz, Klienes Fest Hannover, Ludwigsluft and Bad Pyrmont. Tete A Tete Festival Duchstein festivals in Kiel, Hamburg and Lubeck. Ludwigshafen Straat festival and Friedrichshafen festival, Berlin Gauklerfestival, Koblenz Komedie Festival 2nd prize Moers Komedie artsSwedenStockholm Water Festival, 97,98, Finland…Helsinki arts Festival,  Spain,..Trapezi Circus festivals Vila Nova, Vila Seca, Reus, Las Pallasses festival Andorra Vila Real, Leioa, Viladecans, Tarrega, Leioa, La Marato, Vittoria, El Ejido, Almansa,  Italy,,Premio Andersen 03, 04  Artisti In Piazza, La Noche Della Streghe and Fratelli di Taglia, SwitzerlandLenzerheide Viva La Strada 97, 98, 99, 00, La Plage Des Six Pompes, 03, 00,  EXPO 02,    New ZealandChristchurch world Buskers Festival. 98, 99, 04 Nelson Street theatre festival, Taranaki, Taupo,japan.Noge Daidogei AustriaCaravan Impuls,  Linz Pflasterspektakel 03, 01, 97,98,99,Villach, Feldkirch Gauklerfestival, NetherlandsOerol Festival 04, 03, 00, 99, 98, 97, SAIL 2000 Rotterdamm Straatfestival 04,98  Lowlands, Viva la Strada, Vlissingen, AustraliaWorld Diabetes day Sydney 2009 Byron Bay Writers Festival, Perth Festival 2010, The Burlesque Symposium, ACMI/LaTrobe 2010, The Festival of Melbourne for the 2006 Commonwealth Games ..Ten Days On The Island  Opening gala event, the Great Moscow Circus – Guest Artist (05), Australian Tour Go GO Burlesco, Sydney Comedy Festival (05)  Harbour International buskers Festival, Adelaide International Buskers Festival, Tasmanian Circus Festival, Fremantle 07, 01, 97,96, 94, 93, Street Arts Festival, The Taste of Tassie 06, 00, Applause festival, Best of the Adelaide Fringe at the Universal Playground, Woodford Folk Festival 06,04, 01,99,98, 97,  Floriade,  The Adelaide Fringe festival, Information Technologies Congress, Mildura Arts Festival The Goodwill Games, The Peoples Fest of the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting, The Australian Cinematographers 2001 Awards, The Global Carnival, Southbank Corporation Sorrento Festival, Greensborough, Southgate Tourist precinct, The Global Carnival NSW Port Fairy Folk Festival


Radio mic (artist can provide)

PA for music (artist can provide small rechargaeble amplifier)


Music is provided by the artist on ipod or other device


MINIMUM 3 m x 3 m flat performances space

For street theatre 4m x 4m PLUS area for audience

The Dying SWan requires 2.5 m overhead clearance

What Not To Do On A Ladder requires 3 m overhead clearance. 


DRessing Area, mirror,  and toilet access

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