Kecca Rocca


Annabelle Holland worked in traditional and contemporary circus as an aerialist and then moved to street theatre and comedy as a knife thrower amongst other things. Her passion is to make work that aims to combine theatre and circus seamlessly. After four years growing as a director and assembling the perfect team, she presented her first, dream show “Bed”. Annabelle has been mentored by Rob Tannion (Stan Won’t Dance).

“Kecca Rocca is from the Romany language and means “look out”. It’s also a reminder to not forget where one has come from and to speak the Romany language. In contemporary circus the true roots of the circus arts can often be forgotten; we as a company feel it is important to respect those roots. The show we are presenting is very different from the acts one would see in a traditional circus but without that tradition our work would not exist. We hope that Romany people will see this “borrowing” of their language as a mark of respect and of the hope that old traditions can be valued and stay with us even though we, and the world around us, are constantly changing.”