The SeeArts Podcast #10 🌟 The Art of Storytelling 💫 with Brendan Shelper
Jul 31 2020
We celebrate our 10th episode with the Art of Storytelling: We get to know Brendan, who grew up in Australia and at an early age got inspired in the world of contemporary circus with physical storytelling. Touring the world as a kid and training heavily while attending school brought him then into the world of dance and physical theatre: From creative productions that filled town squares, he had the chance to take part in the ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000. With 23 years, Brendan changed roles and left the stage behind to bring his own visions as a creative director to his global audiences and followed the increasing personal desire to create something personal and unique: Empowered by a variety of scholarships and development grants, Brendan explored global theater companies (such as Groupe F) and on this journey found is very own style of staging that can be currently witnessed within BattleRoyal: BattleRoyal in a way describes the struggle and fight of all artists to follow their passion, but also to make a living without simply following a commercial path, and as we learn in the podcast, BattleRoyal has become this sweet spot for Brendan. Though the Covid-Times also slowed down the "business as usual", it also freed the creative interdisciplinary team from the "regular" noise and allowed a focused inspiring work for the celebration of Esch 2022 as European cultural Capital.