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CIRCUS SPACE

  (1989 - )

Nationality:    British
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The Circus Space was created in 1989 to foster the growth of contemporary circus in Britain. - Since 1995 we have been running two-year full time courses. - In October 1999 we started the first degree course in circus in Britain, run in collaboration with The Central School of Speech and Drama. - In 1998 we ran the most ambitious circus education programme ever seen in this country, to train 90 aerialists to perform throughout 2000 in the Millennium Show in the Dome. - We also provide practice and other facilities for circus performers and companies, and offer over 50 adult evening classes a week. We have an annual Circus Space Festival showing new work.

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        Arrival, The         Caught in the Act         Circus Maximus - Final         Circus Maximus - Heat 1         Circus Maximus - Heat 2         Circus Maximus - Heat 3         Circus Maximus - Heat 4         Circus Space Cabaret, The         Dancing City - Miniatora         Gangstars         Sequins and Sawdust



Arrival, The

Arrival, The
the story begins in Nigeria where the character of Dele plays a last game of football with his friends and says goodbye to his son Chidi, telling him he will send for him. He then embarks on a voyage where he meets strangers along the way carrying their own stories of upheaval, struggle and hope - sharing his dream to make their home in a new city and be joined by their families. Deles journey melds with the present day. In an inner-city hostel, Dele is an old man being looked after by Tian Mey, his carer. He reflects the past and his journey to where he is now and his story intertwines with the other migrants, both in his memories of the journey and the present-day reality of the hostel. Based on the illustrated novel by Oscar winner Shaun Tan, one mans tale echoes the many arrivals happening around us all the time. This epic migration story unfolds through an extraordinary weaving together of theatre, circus and music. the Arrival tells the age-old story of immigration that is universal across peoples of diverse histories, countries and cultures.

Notes:
Co-created by Kristine Landon-Smith and Sita Brahmachar. Based on the illustrated novel by Oscar winner Shaun Tan, one mans tale echoes the many arrivals happening around us all the time. This epic story unfolds through an extraordinary weaving together of theatre, circus and music.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, London (2013)>>>
Hodder (2007)   978-1472535009

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80 min one act

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Caught in the Act

Synopsis:
A circus show for all the family, with split second timing, daredevil artistry, sleight-of-hand, high times and fast times. Featuring acrobats, jugglers and aerial artists.

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Circus Maximus - Final

Synopsis:
This spring, the hunt is on to find the top circus acts in the land. Underbelly Productions, the live production arm of Underbelly Limited, have teamed up with Circus Space, the National Centre for Circus Arts, to find and showcase the very best of UK circus talent, in a live competition performed for the public. In order to celebrate the wealth of skill and expertise that the UK produces, Circus Maximus will scour the nation's circus troupes, societies, adult education classes and performance institutes to pick out the very best acrobats, tumblers, tight-wire daredevils, trapeze artists, unicyclists and globe walkers and offer them the chance to make it big. The aim is simple: to showcase the very best of UK circus talent whilst providing audiences with an exciting, entertaining and unique night out and to award one exceptional act with a cash prize of 5,000 and the chance to develop a new show with Underbelly Productions and Circus Space.

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1st Produced:
London: Southbank Centre    28 May 2013

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Circus Maximus - Heat 1

Synopsis:
This spring, the hunt is on to find the top circus acts in the land. Underbelly Productions, the live production arm of Underbelly Limited, have teamed up with Circus Space, the National Centre for Circus Arts, to find and showcase the very best of UK circus talent, in a live competition performed for the public. In order to celebrate the wealth of skill and expertise that the UK produces, Circus Maximus will scour the nation's circus troupes, societies, adult education classes and performance institutes to pick out the very best acrobats, tumblers, tight-wire daredevils, trapeze artists, unicyclists and globe walkers and offer them the chance to make it big. The aim is simple: to showcase the very best of UK circus talent whilst providing audiences with an exciting, entertaining and unique night out and to award one exceptional act with a cash prize of 5,000 and the chance to develop a new show with Underbelly Productions and Circus Space.

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1st Produced:
London: Southbank Centre    07 May 2013

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Circus Maximus - Heat 2

Synopsis:
This spring, the hunt is on to find the top circus acts in the land. Underbelly Productions, the live production arm of Underbelly Limited, have teamed up with Circus Space, the National Centre for Circus Arts, to find and showcase the very best of UK circus talent, in a live competition performed for the public. In order to celebrate the wealth of skill and expertise that the UK produces, Circus Maximus will scour the nation's circus troupes, societies, adult education classes and performance institutes to pick out the very best acrobats, tumblers, tight-wire daredevils, trapeze artists, unicyclists and globe walkers and offer them the chance to make it big. The aim is simple: to showcase the very best of UK circus talent whilst providing audiences with an exciting, entertaining and unique night out and to award one exceptional act with a cash prize of 5,000 and the chance to develop a new show with Underbelly Productions and Circus Space.

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1st Produced:
London: Southbank Centre    11 May 2013

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Circus Maximus - Heat 3

Synopsis:
This spring, the hunt is on to find the top circus acts in the land. Underbelly Productions, the live production arm of Underbelly Limited, have teamed up with Circus Space, the National Centre for Circus Arts, to find and showcase the very best of UK circus talent, in a live competition performed for the public. In order to celebrate the wealth of skill and expertise that the UK produces, Circus Maximus will scour the nation's circus troupes, societies, adult education classes and performance institutes to pick out the very best acrobats, tumblers, tight-wire daredevils, trapeze artists, unicyclists and globe walkers and offer them the chance to make it big. The aim is simple: to showcase the very best of UK circus talent whilst providing audiences with an exciting, entertaining and unique night out and to award one exceptional act with a cash prize of 5,000 and the chance to develop a new show with Underbelly Productions and Circus Space.

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1st Produced:
London: Southbank Centre    14 May 2013

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Circus Maximus - Heat 4

Synopsis:
This spring, the hunt is on to find the top circus acts in the land. Underbelly Productions, the live production arm of Underbelly Limited, have teamed up with Circus Space, the National Centre for Circus Arts, to find and showcase the very best of UK circus talent, in a live competition performed for the public. In order to celebrate the wealth of skill and expertise that the UK produces, Circus Maximus will scour the nation's circus troupes, societies, adult education classes and performance institutes to pick out the very best acrobats, tumblers, tight-wire daredevils, trapeze artists, unicyclists and globe walkers and offer them the chance to make it big. The aim is simple: to showcase the very best of UK circus talent whilst providing audiences with an exciting, entertaining and unique night out and to award one exceptional act with a cash prize of 5,000 and the chance to develop a new show with Underbelly Productions and Circus Space.

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1st Produced:
London: Southbank Centre    18 May 2013

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Circus Space Cabaret, The

Synopsis:
Just about a whole weekends entertainment in one evening! Come and visit Britains home of contemporary circus, formerly the Shoreditch Electricity Generating Station, take your seats in the Combustion Chamber, and experience a unique blend of funny, sensual, astounding and plain bizarre acts happening above and around you. Enjoy the aerial athleticism of John Paul Zaccarini, the ping-pong ball popping Erikssonlaver and many more of todays top artists. The Circus Space presents an all-male International Contemporary Circus show, under the watchful eye of the all-female Flick Ferdinando.

Notes:
part of London International Mime Festival 2001. The first Festival took place at The Cockpit Theatre and Arts Centre, London NW8, in January 1977. In that year the event was called The Cockpit Festival of Mime and Visual Theatre. It is now the longest running festival of its kind in the world. With the exceptions of 1983 and 1986, the Festival has taken place each year, featuring, in addition to workshops, films, debates and special events, performances by the following artists and companies.

1st Produced:
London: The Circus Space    27 Jan 2014

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Dancing City - Miniatora

Synopsis:
Dancing City is a free annual celebration of the very best of UK and International outdoor dance, taking inspiration from a network of European and Latin American 'Cities that Dance'. The performances will move freely around the squares, buildings and stairways of Canary Wharf to showcase stunning outdoor dance.

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Company CandoCo Dance Company (Miniatora). Choreographer Claire Russ (Miniatora). Music Kaffe Matthews (Miniatora). Company Wired Aerial Theatre. Company Irven Lewis Dance Theatre. Company Expressive Feat. Company Factoria Mascara. Company Circus Space (students). Company Strange Fruit.

1st Produced:
London: Canary Wharf    24 Jun 2006

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Gangstars

Synopsis:
A New Aerial Circus Spectacular from The Generating Company, formed by cast members of the thrilling aerial shows from the Millennium Dome. Set in a fictitious city during the prohibition, Gangstars follows the adventures of an innocent immigrant new to the city and its inhabitants. As he steps off the boat he is immediately thrown into a world of tumbling gangsters and flying floosies, and unwittingly becomes embroiled in the Gangster world of deception and intrigue, culminating in an aerial shoot out which will take your breath away. Gangstars draws on influences from film noir, the Berlin of Brecht, Vaudeville performers and Capone's Chicago and gives them a modern twist.

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1st Produced:
London: The Circus Space    05 Apr 2002

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Sequins and Sawdust

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1st Produced:
Big Top - South Bank    2007

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