Judith Lanigan studied her circus speciality - hula hoops- at the Moscow State Circus School and created her signature piece- a hula hoop variation of the ballet divertissement 'The Dying Swan' - which toured extensively to international Arts and Street Theatre Festivals.
Lanigan documented her experiences in a book titled 'A True History of the Hula Hoop' published as fiction by Picador in 2009.
The sequel 'Clownland' is a non-ficti0on quest top find the Secret of Happiness in a series of interviews and experiences collecting philosophy from practitioners of Clown.
Reviewed in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald as a "...work of admirable daring and spirit."
Published as fiction by Picador in 2009, A True History of the Hula Hoop documents Lanigan's experiences as a hula hoopist. Shortlisted for the Varuna Award. Highly Commended for the Barbra Jeffries, and the Kibble Award.
Lanigan's Dying Swan is a hulahoop variation of the ballet divertissement originally choreographed for Anna Pavlova
Judith Lanigan documented her experiences with The Dying Swan in her first book A True History of the Hula Hoop, published by Picador in 2009
Stunt Hula hoopist with an extensive background of international Arts and street theatre performance- multilingual, versatile, crowd-commanding comedy.