Resident 2012 – date
Born in South Africa, Robyn moved to New Zealand in at the age of 11. At 20 she saw and was intrigued by the poi for the first time. She got some when she was 21, with no one to teach her she taught herself. She went traveling to Europe and in 2001 she met Steve Cousins at the Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh. From this meeting she learnt more circus skills and met Rob Thorburn, and taught him Poi. In 2005 she toured a street theatre act “Feet Bus” around Australia and Europe. In 2009 she took a diploma in physical theatre practice in Glasgow. She moved to Newcastle in 2012 to work with Let’s Circus and combines circus, street theatre and physical theatre as a teacher and performer.
With Let’s Circus she helped manage a human statue festival combining physical theatre and visual art “Still” at the Alnwick Gardens and with Circus Central she is documenting their 2013 European project “Circonnection – Training for Street Arts professionals”.