We had a roaring start to Circus City last week with sold out shows and standing ovations aplenty. This week, we have some real treats in store for you…
Suitable for complete beginners, Swing Circus will have you jiving and jitterbugging in no time. Featuring a jam-packed programme of workshops, cabaret shows, circus performances and evening dances, you can learn from the best in the business including choreographers from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
THE SUCCESS PROJECT
What does success means, how it is measured? How does it drive us and what lengths will we go to in order to appear successful?
Dance, music, circus and text combine in this show to break down personal and social standards. Questioning the stories we tell about achievement and expressing the resulting notions of jealousy, pride and notoriety whilst highlighting just how absurd they really are.
Enter the velvet world of cabaret in 1920s Vienna for an evening of poetic jazz and aerial performance infused with the smoky tones of French chansons and old school rock ‘n roll. Finnish aerialist Ilona Janti and singer-songwriter Aino Venna surround the audience with a mixture of sultry songs and sophisticated choreography that will linger in your memories for months to come.
Risking it – with Circus City and Groupe Bekkrell. Following the cancellation of The Bekkrell Effect, Circus City and Bristol Old Vic invite the audience to a panel discussion including artists from Groupe Bekkrell and Circus City Co-Director Lina B. Frank.
The panel will discuss elements of risk in circus performance. How is circus different from other artforms in terms of risk? What does a cancellation such as this mean for the artists, festival and theatre? How does the circus sector work to minimise risks of injury and cancellation?