Tour blog and dancers' diaries

Sam stands tall as Reuben balances on his head during their Hand to Hand act!

Cirkopolis: Life in London

Our first Dancer’s Diary of the Cirkopolis tour is from Sam Charlton. Sam specialises in Hand to Hand, Juggling, German Wheel, Banquine and Teeterboard While being home schooled during his childhood, Samuel Charlton learned that he is a self directed … Read more

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Cirkopolis: Meet the Directors

Jeannot Painchaud: Artistic and Co Director It all started with a backpacking trip. 1984. Jeannot Painchaud left his native Magdalen Islands to see the Tall Ships in Québec City. On the way he stopped in Gaspé where Cirque du Soleil … Read more

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Dancing to the Rhythms of Life

“When people think of Brazil – they think of football and carnaval…” Pedro Pederneiras laughs as he says this. He knows that by the end of tonight, hundreds of people will take away a whole other vision of his native … Read more

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Grupo Corpo: Meet The Dancers

Once Brazil finishes the party over in their home country next weekend (!) they’ll be continuing it right on our doorsteps here in the UK in the form of Grupo Corpo. Let’s meet the dancers: Andressa Corso joined Grupo Corpo … Read more

This guy was the star of the show!

Preparing the UK for a Brazilian visit…

Forget about the World Cup. The only Brazilian team we can’t stop talking about right now is Grupo Corpo… Whilst all eyes are on Rio as they gear up to hold one of the world’s biggest sporting events this summer, … Read more

Dance Consortium swept us off our feet!

LIPA Ladies on Tour – Brighton Final installment and reflection

On Wednesday, 16th of April, we left Southampton for our last stop with Compagnie Käfig and Dance Consortium – Brighton. All the beautiful cities we have seen so far travelling with this tour paled in comparison with this wonderful seaside … Read more

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The LIPA ladies on tour in Southampton

As we’re writing this blog, ¾ of the tour are completed. It only takes a week to meet the company and fall in love with the show. When we think about waving them goodbye on Saturday, an unexpected feeling of … Read more

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Boxe Boxe helps to open Leicester’s Inside Out Festival

We left beautiful Salford on Wednesday and continued our tour with Dance Consortium and Companie Kafig to the next destination – Leicester. Usually companies like Compagnie Käfig use coaches to get from one destination to the other. As on this … Read more

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LIPA Ladies on tour…

When we first heard about Dance Consortium and possibility to go on tour with Heather Knight and French dance company “Compagnie Käfig” back in January, it seemed so far away in the future that today, as we write our first … Read more

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About Boxe Boxe…

MOURAD MERZOUKI talks about BOXE BOXE Boxing’s a form of dance anyway. I realized that as a teenager, when I got into hip hop after years of doing martial arts. While one is identified with brutality and violence and the other … Read more