In 1988 Becky Truman founded international touring company ‘Skinning the Cat’. Skinning the Cat Circus of the Sky was the first outdoor aerial company in the UK, producing groundbreaking narrative and character-based shows. The company’s unique artistic identity reflected Becky Truman’s design vision and integrated approach as Artistic Director, bringing together her skills as a performer, costumier and rig designer to create a holistic art form. The company toured internationally between 1988 and 2012 and currently is planning circus based projects for the 250th anniversary of circus in 2018.
In recent years Becky Truman has specialised in special effects costumes and design for circus/theatre projects. Using the mediums of costume, mask, sculpture, life-casting and film either as individual pieces or collectively as part of an installation. ‘I select projects that originate from character, emotion and movement. I strive to create the ultimate 3-dimensional portrait using one or all of these disciplines to express the individuals’ personal experience’.