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Cirkopolis: Meet the Directors

Find out all about the men behind Cirkopolis. Read about the Directors here

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

The Art of Taking Risks by Kelly Apter

When the monotony of the 9-5 gets too much, we joke about running away to join the circus. Rather ironically, Cirque Éloize has done the opposite. In Cirkopolis, the Quebec-based company (temporarily) sets aside its joyful routine of acrobatics, juggling … Read more

Dancing to the Rhythms of Life by Mary Brennan

“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

THE ART OF TAKING RISKS by KELLY APTER, Dance Writer

When the monotony of the 9-5 gets too much, we joke about running away to join the circus. Rather ironically, Cirque Éloize has done the opposite. In Cirkopolis, the Quebec-based company (temporarily) sets aside its joyful routine of acrobatics, juggling … Read more

The final countdown to Cirque Éloize

With January now well under way we’re now on official countdown to welcome French Canadian Circus company, Cirque Éloize with their show Cirkopolis, to the UK. It is one of our longest tours to date with the company being here … Read more

Goodbye Grupo Corpo!

We have just completed our 35th Dance Consortium tour with Brazilian dancers Grupo Corpo. We had a fantastic time showing them around the UK and we had extremely warm receptions at every venue so a HUGE thank-you to Sadler’s Wells, … Read more

Looking Back: Grupo Corpo Company History

Artistic Director of Grupo Corpo, Paulo Pederneiras, talks us through Grupo Corpo’s history: The contemporary Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo was founded in 1975 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and debuted its first work, Maria Maria, the very next year. Featuring … Read more

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

So Long Cedar Lake

Hi Everybody, Sophie from Dance Consortium here! I assist in looking after Dance Consortium’s website and Social Media channels and being relatively new to the Dance Consortium team, and Cedar Lake being my first tour working with the company, I thought I would give … Read more

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