Performer, plate spinner, illusionist and showman Andrew Van Buren is now recognised as one of the World’s leading plate spinning performance experts who actually uses real breakable, porcelain and china plates.
As a plate spinner Andrew brings the almost lost retro art of plate spinning into the 21st Century. All performed with a show stopping, attention grabbing and fast paced modern approach. Always creating nail biting excitement and tension for its audiences.
With vast experience, professionalism and expertise, the emphasis is always on adaptability, reliability and entertainment.
Often rebooked the plate spinning is a real favourite and show talking point.
As a “what’s coming next” surprise the plate spinning routine is presented as part of a full fast paced variety show package, combined with circus skills including juggling, escapology, unicycle, and Andrew Van Buren’s unique magic and illusions.
As a standalone act the platespinning can be worked on its own or combined performance with unicycle and juggling skills. This platespinner routine works as an act or second spot within a show.
The team building exercise creates the perfect opportunity to develop team work through plate spinning as well as individual ability. The team become the plate spinners and performers with breakable or non-breakable plates.
A number of years ago Andrew created the plate spinning metaphor for keeping a ‘balance between home life and business’ to dramatically illustrate and drive home key points in conferences, conventions and workplaces. Often spinning plates timed to corporate CEO and management scripts, with each spinning plate representing “sales points”, “key targets”, “motivational aims”, “keeping a balance”, “multi-tasking”, “spin doctoring” and “smashing sales targets”. For that added touch we can spin branded and logo plates of your choice.
Andrew Van Buren’s plate spinner appearances on hundreds of television shows have ensured a track record of filming reliability and safety conscious precision even when plate smashing is needed. This has made Andrew the experienced go to man for TV adverts, photo shoots and shows, particularly gameshows, with the presenters and contestants having a go, often with smashing results.
Plus more including multiple TV news items, features, interviews and ‘skill stunt doubling’ as well as online appearances, films and interviews.
Andrew Van Buren plate spinning appearances include cabaret venues, theatres, television studios, cruise ships, Spiegeltent dinner shows, on set and on location.
If you have any questions then please contact Andrew to discuss your ideas and technical details.
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with yourself and Sherrie Hewson. You put so much hard work into training her and we all loved the performance so much. I will never look at a plate the same way again!"
Elizabeth Honan Creative Director / Choreographer / Get Your Act Together / ITV Studios
"Thank you so so much for your hard work on the show and the amazing training that you did with Sherrie Hewson. Honestly it was one of the best things I have seen. You could tell the audience just absolutely loved it. It was proper old school variety at its very best. Thanks so much again and I hope we can work together again in the future. I will certainly be getting in touch should I need anything else where you fit the bill."
Katrina Morrison Studio Producer - Get Your Act Together / ITV Studios / ITV plc
"Andrew it was such a success! So great to have you involved!"
Roisin Jones Producer / Get Your Act Together / ITV Studios
"Thank you for your excellent contribution to our conference session. We both felt the presentation went extremely well and your great teamwork combined with a precision execution of the plate spinning act was an inspiration to us. May we take this opportunity to wish you every success in the future, it really was a pleasure working with you."
Jack Craine & Mike Allen Division sales Managers Camelot Lottery
"Everyone was delighted with the end result of the Ariston video, I would like to thank you for your wonderful performance, as I am sure you are well aware it was a very tight schedule and we wouldn't have done it without your patience, your talent but above all your sheer professionalism!"
Karen McGeoch Producer / Director
"Thank you very much for all your help & advice on The Moment of Truth. I hope you'll agree it all went very well. Please keep in touch if you have any other task ideas for the future"
Chris O Dell Producer, London Weekend Television, Cilla Black's Moment of Truth
"We were most impressed that you actually exceeded our expectations, your professional attitude was great, the exhibition was very successful, this was due in part to your enthusiasm, we do hope that we may be able to work together again in the future."
Trevor & Pauline Farncombe Arena Show & Event Training
"He is the UK's number one plate spinner"
Richard Bacon TV Presenter
"Thank you once again for all the time and effort you put into making your game such a success. You put on an excellent show, and helped the contestants make a good go of it, much to the enjoyment of the audience, and I expect to the viewers at home! The Generation Game production team were all very pleased, and we're looking forward to working with you again."
Howard Davidson Researcher BBC TV Jim Davidson's Generation Game
"Van Buren is one of the most remarkable speciality acts around"
Patrick Newley Stage Newspaper
"Now that good speciality acts are a rarity, what a joy to see the brilliant juggling & plate spinning talents of Van Buren. A beautiful & spectacular act."
Peter G Foot Editor Encore Magazine
"Andrew Van Buren, is the plate spinning expert!"