"One of the highlights of the night...was...Amelia Cadwallader whose hula hoops.... performance had timing, skill and energy that had the crowd roaring for more." Johnny Melville
"The Australian Amelia Cadwallader, meanwhile , exhibited great skills in her act of hula hoops and created a comedy full of complicity." Zirkólika - Circus Magazine, Catalonia, Spain
Amelia is a multidisciplined artists that began performing at the age of five when she took part in her first Scottish Dancing Competition. Since then she has had an interest in all forms of physical theatre, circus and comedy and her investigation has led her through Asia, North America, The Middle East, Australia and Europe.
She has taken part in several innovative projects including Is Theatre Ltd's Freezer Training and Show 2001, ATYP Glen Helen national program 2003, Dairakakudan Butoh Theatre (Japan) Summer Intensive and performance of the Golden Show 2008 and the Nouveau Clown Institute (Spain).
Amelia has performed in over 10 countries working in companies and independently. She has been touring with the award winning duo show 'las cossas nostra' continuously for the past eight years and her solo show 'breaking broken dreams' for the past five, receiving the 'Best Act' prize at Stadtspektakel, Landshut, Germany, 2010.
Las Cossas Nostra is the creation of Barcelona based performers Amelia Cadwallader and Kiki Vita, together they envision to make innovative street theatre and stage acts mixing physical theatre, comedy, clown and circus.
With years of street and stage performing behind them them - both are versatile and quirky performers adept at working as soloists or within a duo. They have been successfully touring the world for the past 10 years with street shows and have performed at countless events and festivals including Glastonbury Music Festival (U.K), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (U.K), The Canadian National Exhibition, The Tasmanian Circus Festival and Christchurch World Buskers Festival (N.Z).
Regulars on the Barcelona Cabaret Scene together they produce, MC and perform at events throughout Barcelona including Cabaret El Otto, Bon Vaudeville and Private Corprate Events.
Amelia and Kiki have also the founders of Red Velvet - a pop up mini cabaret circus tent venue, full of old world charm and available for hire.
"Who needs words when you have a face – and eyebrows – as expressive as his?....Mr Vita is a consumate professional and charismatic performer who can entertain the whole family. A big personality on a little stage." The Circus Diaries
Francisco fell into his first job as a children's party clown in 1995 unaware that this first gig would be the beginning of a lifetime journey through clown, comedy and circus. Since he has studied in over five countries and performed in over 20 throughout Europe, North America, The Middle East, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, independently and with companies.
He is an accomplished traditional juggler learning from Antonio Benitez (Antoliu), The Rogelio Rivelo School and Raul Fernandez Sala Pirueta and performing in Juggling Conventions alongside legends such as Matt Hall and Ivan Pecell. Although now his style is dedicated to a more contemporary form of object manipulation and contact juggling - bringing everyday objects (tables, suitcases, umbrellas) to life and incorporating them in his juggling routines.
Francisco has completed intensive studies of clown in the Phillipe Gaulier School in Paris and with Eric De Bont at Bont's International Clown School in Ibiza. He has also done workshops with many other clown and comedy teachers including Loco Brusca and Gabriele Chame and had one on one character development direction with Ira Stiedenstein and Jango Edwards.