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11.06.2013 POSTED BY Geraldine
We're very excited to be embarking on a 3 week rehearsal period with graduating students of the Circus Space's BA(hons) degree course. Billy is directing their final ensemble show, Happy Families, which will be shown at Jackson's Lane from 3-6 July.
A brand new show based on the familiar card game, and with a host of exciting new talent, the show is devised by our creative team that features music from the wonderful Dom Coyote and choreography from our long-term collaborator Helen Parlor. Desperate Men's Richard Headon is providing further direction and dramaturgy and with costumes designed and created by students from Costume and Performance degree at AUB, audiences are in for a treat. Book your tickets now!
04.06.2013 POSTED BY Geraldine
Get involved with Cirque Bijou, contributing to the smooth running of an action-packed couple of days at Bristol Harbour Festival.
Help us make sure our acts are onstage on time, our artists are happy, everyone is safe, and our audience are enjoying themselves.
Help us to improve the circus stage for future festivals.
We are looking for
- Help with setup – Friday 26 July
- Stewards – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July
- Audience research assistance – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July
If you have a few hours to spare on any of the above dates and are practical, responsible, organised and friendly, please email email@example.com, letting us know when you are available, and what you would be good at doing to help us.
We cannot offer reimbursement but lunch will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer with us, we need to know by Friday 5th July.
04.06.2013 POSTED BY Geraldine
Whistling while we work, the sun streaming through the office window, we are getting excited about this year's Bristol Harbour Festival. You know the score. Two days full of circus, street theatre, excitement, discovery, occasional mayhem and likely sunshine in the chilled-out Castle Park, at our outdoor circus stage.
2013 highlights include...
- Brand new, lovely, funny, exciting and never-seen-before-on-the-Cirque-Bijou-stage comperes Loz Because and Marky Jay (pictured above)
-Astounding acts of bravery, daredevilishness, daring-do and devil-may-care from a host of circus artistes that we have uncovered locally, nationally, and even some from overseas.
- A company of rising stars, graduate artists from The Circus Space, the UK's top circus training centre, performing highly skilled circus acts and extracts from new show Happy Families, directed by Cirque Bijou's co-director Billy.
- The Balloon Toss, in which Desperate Men will separate the (wo)men from the mice, awarding prizes for best water-balloon-throwing along the way.
- Inventive and astonishing miscellany, including guitar folk-rap, street dance circus, science+magic, comedy musical saw and a big pigeon.
We have SO much more to tell you about, but you'll have to keep an eye on the Harbour Festival website for more details and programme updates over the next few weeks...
Hope you can make it!
19.03.2013 POSTED BY Geraldine
Cirque Bijou have joined forces with Young Guns to create Papillon, a new and unique collaboration between a stunning operatic quartet and heartstopping aerial dance.
With specially commissioned new music by Robin Hill (Shirley Bassey, Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Enrique Iglesias), this dynamic and beautiful new performance is backed by evocative visuals created by Howie Bailey, our wonderful video artist.
The show previews tonight at Battersea Evolution, where Papillon will be performed for 900 event industry professionals at the M&IT Awards.
01.03.2013 POSTED BY Geraldine
We impressed guests at Mercedes Benz Accelerate Winter Ball at Lindley Hall last Saturday with cirque performances on a Fire and Ice theme. Our talented stylist created beautiful designs for faces and bodies and a 16-strong company of international artists performed acts including cyr wheel, acrobalance, silks, juggling, aerial straps and a stunning fire finale show.
These lovely photos were taken by Chris Downing - you can see the full set on his website.
21.11.2012 POSTED BY Kate
From theatre shows to grand spectacles, Project 3Sixty is a fusion of urban expression, creative technology and the fearless skill of youth. High energy, highly skilled performance on and around a visually stunning stage design.
This summer we presented a run of Project 3Sixty public shows at the National Theatre as part of their fantastic outdoor festival Watch This Space, and in Victoria Park as part of the Olympic entertainment series BT London Live. All-female beatbox group the Boxettes provided a vocal core to the show. This new short trailer for the show has been edited for us by James Dalby.
12.11.2012 POSTED BY Geraldine
We supplied a specialist team of circus artistes to MTV EMA 2012, broadcast live to an audience of 23 million people on Sunday 11th November. Our multi-skilled troupe accompanied host Heidi Klum throughout the steampunk-themed evening, as well as surrounding Taylor Swift, the evening's star, with freakish fire artists, pyro effects and other bizarre performers.
Alicia Keys' performance of Girl on Fire was offset with our stunning daredevil aerialist performing within a giant flaming hoop, studded around with falling pyrotechnics.
26.09.2012 POSTED BY Kate, Company Manager
Our 'Starstruck' performance for Gravity Fields Festival was my favourite aerial crane show of those we've done. It involved the local community, spanned several hours so that the audience could come and go and had a strong and engaging narrative.
The show ran over two hours with a huge, specially created projection screen hanging in front of the Guildhall. It pulsed with images of the sun, moon and solar system with an ethereal musical composition to complement the imagery.
We depicted the Big Bang with an aerial hoop encased with fire and pyrotechnics; the 'Birth of the Earth' saw a contortionist performing on a spinning, hand-painted globe; Newton made discoveries flying around the Solar System. A straps duet symbolised the force of Gravity; and a beautiful relationship unfolded between a child and the moon. The final image contained all the aerialists, Newton, the planets decorated by children from local schools and a stunning, flaming Mercury.
Our Newton was also part of one of the six processions that were moving around the town, performing on a Human-Powered vessel (one of those that was made as part of our Battle for the Winds project). The vessel was animated by a group of Newton's peers with our artists working with local BTEC performing arts students to create a street show and animations.
08.06.2012 POSTED BY Geraldine
We are super excited to be producing the circus and street theatre stage at Bristol Harbour Festival for the ninth year running. Set in leafy and laid-back Castle Park on 21st and 22nd July, our beautifully designed stage offers a range of treats, tricks and surprises, daring stunts, feats of agility, games and general silliness. Also, we don't want to jinx it or anything, but it's always sunny at the Cirque Bijou stage at Bristol Harbour Festival.
2012 highlights include...
- Comedy comperes Goronwy Thom and Richard Geraghty (Slightly Fat Features)
- Unique trapeze performance from Belgians Bert and Fred, silver medallists at Young Stage International Circus Festival 2012
- The ever competitive, non-Olympic but still very important Balloon Toss, hosted by Desperate Men, in which you have the chance to win some great prizes or just get very wet...
- Innovation and Invention, an episode from Battle for the Winds, our epic production (co-produced with Desperate Men) to mark the London 2012 Sailing events at Weymouth and Portland, 26-28 July.
See the Harbour Festival website for more details and programme updates.
See you there!
24.05.2012 POSTED BY Kate
Across the South West the Battle for the Winds teams were mobilised and ready for action as the Olympic torch swept through the region from 19th - 23rd May. There were performances of all kinds in Cornwall, Exeter, Taunton, Cheltenham, Swindon and of course at home in Bristol. Cirque Bijou produced this show, utilising the harbourside cranes as we previously had done for the launch of the M Shed.
A busy week - as described by Billy on his Battle for the Winds blog. Not long now till Weymouth...