What they do:
Liam Wilson and Julia Pinter create contemporary circus shows. They combine diverse juggling techniques, partner dance, comedy, mime, magic and other secret ingredients in fresh and tasty performances. Their attitude is humane and adaptive; they strive to live in the moment and remain ready for anything. With focus on movement as a means of connecting with each other and their audience, their high skill level is kept in service to communication. Their own interest in audience and environment is equally important as the attention they receive.
Who they are:
Julia and Liam met in Berlin in 2013, where they recognised great potential for artistic collaboration. Forming Company PilkoPilko shortly afterwards, their unique style of partner juggling blossomed, taking them in new and interesting directions and becoming the focus of their working lives. Together they have trained, travelled and performed, enjoying great success on both street and stage.
Liam grew up in Scotland, climbing trees, hillwalking and teaching himself to juggle. His passion for creative movement exploded, bringing him into contact with many teachers including Stefan Sing, Roberto Olivan, Morgan Cosquer and Guillaume Martinet. His style matured, taking on a visual emphasis and using innovative juggling as a tool for communication and storytelling. In 2010 he became a full-time performer and left Scotland to explore the European circus scene, a decision that opened the path to juggling fame and glory.
Julia is from Berlin, where she found her love for juggling and experimental movement. A solid base of autodidactic training combined with input from teachers including Kelvin Kalvus, Marianna DeSanctis, Mikel Ayala, Aragorn Boulanger and Andre Hidalgo broadened her skills. Her personal style is characterized by calm precision and an ability to build connection with the world. 2014 saw Julia take the leap to being a professional performer, finding her feet and running towards an unknown but exciting future.Where they've been:
- Festival Artisti di Strada, Ascona, Switzerland
- Lenzburger Gaukler- & Kleinkunstfestival, Switzerland
- Di Strada in Strada, Santa Sofia, Italy
- Bajocco Festival Albano Laziale, Italy
- InArt Festival, Montenegro
- Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland
- Napoli Buskers Festival, Italy
- Jugglers’ Park Gala, Berlin, Germany
- Alle Mitmischen Gala, Leipzig, Germany
- Freiburger Jonglierconvention Gala, Germany
- Herzogstraßenfest Bern, Switzerland
- Parkbeben Poggenhagen, Germany
- Fusion Festival, Germany