We have an incredible prize for you – a pair of VIP passes to attend our full programme of events!
Circus City – Bristol’s biennial circus festival – is back from September 30th to October 16th with 35 shows from all over the globe: from suggestive satire to social comment; activism to audacious aerial acrobatics; and organic acoustics to risky ropework.
THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
The Blame Game (Sat 2nd + Sun 3rd Oct, 1532 Theatre)
In Blame Game this company of innovators explores the dirty politics of scapegoating.
Sometimes our emotions build up and we let off steam to release the pressure. But what happens when that release involves blaming someone else unfairly? Is groundless prejudice found in all societies? Are we also guilty of avoiding our collective failures?
The international cast of Kundle Cru have fused breakdancing, juggling, Chinese pole and contemporary dance to create a genre-defying movement language. In combination with music, they tell stories in their own physically brilliant style. Find out more.
Kerfuffle (Friday 15th Oct – Saturday 16th Oct, Mount Without)
A jukebox circus cabaret of camp classics for queers and their friends.
When your family is chosen and you each own a similar shaped experience, sometimes you’ve just got to come together and share a deep breath out.
Kerfuffle is a new variety confessional that invites you to sit more comfortably, take up space and let your hair down surrounded by pals.
Kerfuffle is the first development of a new circus show ‘Risk’ from Scottee & Friends Ltd that looks at the relationship between risk in circus and the queer experience. This is your first chance to have a nose at something we think will be very special. Find out more.
Ves-Tigious (Thurs 30th Sept – Sat 2nd Oct, Circomedia)
“Gravity defying stunts that will leave you balancing on an emotional tightrope” – The Mirror
Ves-tigios is a journey through a dystopian wasteland that fuses stunning physical performance with film to create a remarkable visual journey all about brotherhood. Infused with extravagant visions, terrifying acrobatics and magic moments…you won’t come out unscathed
This Circolombia production sees two artists running riot with their imagination in a self-directed show that has been supported through lockdown to premiere in Bristol. Find out more.
Le-Pain (Friday Oct 15th – Saturday Oct 16th, Tobacco Factory)
Jean Daniel Broussé is the only son of a 3rd generation baker. Destined to follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather and inherit the family bakery in rural France… But JD – queer, a circus artist and intolerant to patriarchy – is not a baker.
(le) Pain is the unexpected chapter in the bakery story. A journey through bread making, acrobatics and growing up in strait-laced provincial France, that reverberates with the tragedy, comedy and joy of making a break for it.
A debut solo show from Total Theatre award winning artist JD Broussé, in collaboration with cheeky cabaret director and future national treasure Ursula Martinez. Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Warwick Arts Centre. Find out more.
TO SEE OUR FULL PROGRAMME CLICK HERE.
Terms and conditions: The prize includes a pair of tickets for the Circus City shows of the winner’s choice. Competition closes on September 20th. Winner will be decided on September 25th.