Flagrant Wisom took place on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November 2009
Inspired by the 1300-year history and culture of glass making in the North East, National Glass Centre’s publicly accessible hot glass production studio and the 2000-year tradition that sees Chinese Acrobats transform ordinary domestic vessels with daring feats of skill, this ambitious original work will explore the parallels and the dynamism that brings each part together to make a whole.
A series of vignettes performed throughout National Glass Centre’s building will bring glass making and acrobatics together in a unique riverside location. Visitors will find themselves immersed in an event in which they can enjoy moments of great wonder and where they can delight in the astonishing virtuosity that resonates and is shared by both glass and acrobatics.
Flagrant Wisdom is a work-in-progress from Lost in Music – a new intercultural cross art collaboration led by artist Rose English. Featuring members of the world-renowned Shanghai Circus, China. Produced by Rose English with Barry Plews and Hu He (Reckless Moments) in association with National Glass Centre and University of Sunderland.