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Bringing the Circus to Bradford!

As Spring continues to rear it’s beautiful head we continue to tour across the UK with Cirque Éloize and their fantastic show, Cirkopolis. We just had a wonderful week in Bradford at the Alhambra Theatre and Jon, an artist in … Read more

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Cirkopolis: Circles in Southampton

Hi everyone and welcome to your next installment of our Dancer’s Diaries. This week we hear from Lea about Cirque Éloize’s time in Southampton at the Mayflower Theatre. Lea is the beautiful women in the red dress who circles the … Read more

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Cirkopolis: Circus comes to Canterbury

It’s our second installment of Dancer’s Diaries and we’re now catching up with Frédéric to hear about their time spent at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury! Frédéric specialises in German Wheel, Juggling, Banquine and Teeterboard Frédéric Lemieux-Cormier grew up in the … Read more

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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

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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

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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