abi collins

Street performer - physical comedienne

Showreel Music Rider

Born in London, UK, Abi holds a BA Hons in Theatre Arts and a Master of Arts in Drama Studies. Abi trained as a Royal Ballet junior dancer, moving on to Contemporary Dance and eventually Circus Arts at Circomedia, Bristol (UK). During her time in Bristol she co-founded Prometheus, a fire performance troupe, and Captive Theatre a physical comedy ensemble.
 
As co founder of Australia’s Sticky Planet she has devised and performed original comic physical theatre work on stage and street throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2002 Abi made her television debut as a tree (!) on the children’s series, Guinevere Jones, but remains devoted to the creation and performance of live work.

Abi performed her first solo street theatre show, Fire On The Nile in 1995. This show has toured throughout Northern Europe and Australia, where Abi was a two-time winner of the Campus Activities Victoria, “Best Street Performer” award for Fire On The Nile.

Une Femme Exposée is her second major solo work for the street. The work was developed with the assistance of Espace Catastophe, Brussels, during the Atelier Création Pour Rue in May 2005. The show has toured widely in Spain, Holland and Belgium and had its Southern Hemisphere premiere in January 2008 at The Christchurch World Buskers Festival, New Zealand. In 2007 the show received The Jury Prize at ARCA (Spain).

2009  also maked a number of firsts; a foray into stand-up comedy, a West End cabaret debut in the Olivier Award-winning La Clique, and a rapturous response at The National Theatre's 'Watch This Space' Festival.

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