Born in Exeter, Devon, I learnt to juggle age 14, and first performed age 15. After getting a taste for performance i completed a Btec in performing arts at Exeter College, where i took particular interest in dance and physical theatre, and continued to juggle outside the btec, creating routines and acts and my first street show.
I produced and compered my first run of cabaret/variety events as part of the Exeter College Arts Festival at the end of my Btec, which started me off in the direction i was interested in taking.
I continued to perform my street show at various events and festivals, taking every oppertunity to gain experience and learn the art of Street Theatre.
I furthered my training at Circomedia, specializing in Juggling and Physical Theatre, which opened my eyes to the world of contemporary circus and further into the world of physical theatre. I spent my year at Circomedia concentrating on Gentleman Juggling (juggling using props such as hats, cigars, bottles etc) which i continue to devote most of my time towards, and from which i have developed an act suitable for cabaret and variety.
Since leaving Ciromedia, i have been working as a professional with my acts and my street show.
Alongside my solo career i am also one half of new circus-theatre company PanGottic (www.pangottic.com), we recently recieved Arts Council Funding and have created our first show Full Twist, a combination of Juggling, Physical Theatre, Movement and Comedy.
Aside from working professionally i continue to develop new pieces of work, develop my street theatre and to explore the realms of circus with physical theatre both with PanGottic and as a Solo Artist.
I have also produced a number of cabarets within Bristol and continue to explore this avenue, with the possibility of hoping to establish myself as a variety/cabaret producer.
Interests aside from Performance and Circus Include Martial Arts, Climbing, Water Sports, Dance and Music.
An upbeat dynamic physical comedy mixing an original and unique blend of contemporary clowning, physical theatre, mask and new circus to tell an epic tale of romance gone wrong without using a single word. Full Twist is a witty physical performance, reminiscent of a silent comedy film, full of pathos and hilarity, poetics and absurdity, which follows the quirky, warm-hearted journey of two couples stumbling into love through rubber gloves, smashing glass, heart dropping and controversial baby juggling...! This is a tightly choreographed exciting spectacle, full of energetic physical routines, slick object manipulation and wacky audience participation, producing a high quality, engaging and innovative piece of Circus - Theatre.
A combination of Jazzy Juggling, Hip Hat Manipulation and Funky Dance Moves, all tightly choreographed and held together by a Quality Disco Tune. Jitterbug is a high energy high skill ball juggling routine with 3 - 5 balls, 1 hat and a little bit of Matt Pang cheek on the side...
A modern twist on Gentleman Juggling which combines classic Gentleman Juggling props and technique, with contemporary performance and execution. Watch as Matt prepares one drink, for one show stopping trick, with plenty of dynamic and slick manipulation in-between...