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 15 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).
"One of the highlights of the night..... performance had timing, skill and energy that had the crowd roaring for more." Johnny Melville
"Amelia...exhibited great skills in her act of hula hoops and created a comedy full of complicity." Zirkólika - Circus Magazine, Catalonia, Spain
Amelia is an Australian performer that is based in Barcelona. She is a multi disciplined artist that began performing at the age of five. Amelia has over 20 years experience in the performing arts industry and has worked independently and in companies as an artist, producer and representative in more than 30 countries from Kosovo to Fiji and Oman to Egypt. She has appeared at thousands of festivals and events and clients have included Ansan Street Festival, Christchurch Buskers, Formula 1, Dubai Mall and BMW. She is currently a representative for the Edinburgh Festival Street Performers.
"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.