About Us

about the company

Natalie Reckert and Mark Morreau first worked together on Stumble danceCircus’ An Evening of Instability, in 2008. Drawn together by a shared desire to investigate the inner workings of the circus body they formed their current collaboration – Reckert & Morreau – in 2016. Shortly after this they were awarded the £5000 National Centre for Circus Arts Labtime2 bursary to begin research and development on Natalie Inside Out in partnership with Jacksons Lane – North London’s flagship venue for contemporary circus. Subsequently they were approached by The Lowry to support the development of the show through their “Developed With… programme”. The show has been devised and shaped through a series of work-in-progress showings in London, Salford and Sheffield throughout 2016 and 2017 before premiering at The Lowry and at Jacksons Lane in April 2018 as the closing show of the Roundhouse CircusFest

about Natalie Reckert

Natalie Reckert is a circus maker integrating robotic movement, spoken word and handbalancing to create full length shows since 2007. She has created three pieces with aerialist Ilona Jantti between 2009 and 2017. With “Collectif and then” she co-created and performed The Machine (2016) at the Barbican Centre, funded by the Samuel Becket Award. She made her solo performance Selfie with eggs in 2014 which had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 (4 stars, Total Theatre) and which toured across Europe. She has also written a BA thesis about the effect of acrobatic training on body awareness at Humboldt University Berlin. Natalie is also developing training concepts for handbalancing that integrate personal development and physical practice

about Mark Morreau

Mark Morreau is an established film-maker and photographer following 15 years as a professional trapeze artist. Recent work as digital artist includes Video Design Associate for Complicité’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead; Unclaimed: an installation at The Barbican with The Liminal Space; Depths of my Mind Scarabeus (2016-18); Gravity and Levity’s European Aerial Dance Festival (2012-2017) An Ordinary Grief (2017); Take Me to Bed with Luke Pell and Jo Verrent (2014); His solo-piece United States (2016) explores the use of interactive software and responsive interaction between digital media and the performer. Mark was commissioned to make the documentary celebrating 25 years of the National Centre for Circus Arts.