For 20 years Aerialize has been a fixture in the Sydney contemporary circus sector as a company that produces high quality performances and offers fun, dynamic, challenging and safe training in circus and aerial arts. Aerialize is also one of the most well established and respected circus and aerial training institutions in Australia. We specialise in a wide range of aerial and circus training like Static Trapeze, Silks / Tissu, Lyra, Straps, Acrobalance, Acrobatics, Hula Hoops, Juggling, Chinese Pole, Contortion, Flexibility and much more. Aerialize is a not-for-profit arts organisation and registered charity that relies on the generosity of everyday Australians to keep providing opportunities to access training in aerial & circus arts and performance opportunities. We believe the experience of circus & aerial arts is valuable in the development of confident, physically aware and social children. We believe circus & aerial arts builds resilience, stamina and provides the building blocks for a healthy, curious and mindful members of the community. We believe all people should have access to the highest quality artistic experiences, as audience, participant and collaborator. We believe in empowerment and a celebration of diversity.
Bassline Circus is a high-octane circus company that has toured music festivals since 2003. Founded in 2001, and present every year since with a new production at major UK and European festivals, Bassline continues to harness Bass music's raw energy - with circus to match - alongside a new generation of physical, sonic and visual performers. The company currently focuses on running inclusive workshops, producing outdoor community events and creating touring productions such as: KID_X, [ON AIR] and Liquid Sky. Recent collabs include Bristol Pride, Tramway Theatre, Saffron Records, Feral Arts, Pride Without Borders, Fusion Festival (Germany) and Boomtown Fair. Bassline was formed by veteran sound systems from the European free party scene who joined forces with young circus performers who understood the link between traditional outcast travelling art forms and its modern incarnations. Though many from our original crew have moved on to other high profile UK festival projects, Bassline Circus always tries to keep that conscious vibe that links bass music and a spirit of resistance; and this goes far beyond music too! Our fearless and DIY approach to visual arts that seamlessly includes lush video-mapped sets, creative rigging and full-on venue management is made possible by a crew with deep understanding of The Collective principle that the Criminal Justice Bill was trying to suppress. And with such a loving and dedicated crew around us, we’re lucky now to attract young artists who want to connect with that core experience and help us keep it real with their own contributions. Education has historically been an important part of your company mission. Why’s that? Bassline Circus was born from the ashes of the European and British festival, free party and circus scenes, and despite many changes over the years, still believes in, and functions around a central ethos of Create-Innovate-Educate-Activate. We have a vision to help people see differently, think outside the box, challenge themselves and create their own realities. We as Bassline Circus believe that our purpose has been to provide opportunities and a platform for people of all backgrounds – especially those with less access to artistic activities – to take part in creative projects with circus, music and visual arts as their vehicle.
Big Kid Circus was founded in 2005 by Biliana and Kiril Kirilov, wife and husband. Kiril is second generation of circus family, whereas Biliana is the first in her family to join the circus. Biliana was 13 when she left to ‘run away’ with the circus, she has travelled to Cuba, USSR, Italy and Greece performing various circus skills and acrobatics. Kiril on the other hand attend school and graduated top of his class, while his parents were touring with the circus across the world. Fate brought Kiril and Bili together, they mutually decided the circus was the best path to lead to a happy and fulfilling life together. In 1999 they came to the UK as trapeze artistes where they worked for various circuses. However, in 2005 they decided it was time to start building their own legacy within the circus art industry. Bili is extremely passionate about producing and creating divers, inclusive and unique circus shows to cater for the whole family. Kiril plays a huge part in building the business aspect of the circus and ensuring its growth within the industry. Together they have successfully produced 16 annual tours in the UK. In 2014 Big Kid Entertainment expanded Big Kid Circus into South East Asia and opened up Great British Circus, and currently they are the only circus to have an annual tour in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Great British Circus is a UK company which promotes traditional British circus culture through the shows we produce. The aim is to share British Art with South East Asian audiences. The next generation of the Kirilov family are David, Julia and Nicole who are the children of Biliana and Kiril. They have taken on the tradition and responsibility to continue the family legacy. David is an integral part of the logistics of the entire set up, he manages the team of employees to guarantee a smooth transition of the circus tour each week. He travels frequently between Asia and the UK to provide training and support to our teams in both regions. Julia is a graduate from Leeds Beckett University with a BA in Events Management. She also went on to complete her Master’s in Public Relations and Communications. Julia aims to grow the company and push for a contemporary extension to the circus art form and the social importance of the circus within today’s society. Julia plans to open her own show in 2022 which will promote body positivity and inclusivity, integrated with circus as a platform of art. Nicole is the youngest of the three, she is enjoying school and she enjoys performing. When she grows up she would like to be a dancer, actress all wrapped around circus. Big Kid Circus would not be possible without the hard work and support it has from its employees. Being on tour 9 months of the year, we become family. Our performers and staff around the show work tirelessly to provide the highest quality circus performance available. We pride ourselves in being a divers and inclusive company, employing people from Cuba, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Chile, Bulgaria, and many more. We believe a divers team leads to creative and unique thinking, which helps grow the company to become more inclusive and accepting within the community.
Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio
Circus Funtasia are a modern fast-paced incredible family show with talented performers from around the world (no animals). Touring across the UK! Circus Funtasia presents a brand new production packed with world-class talent! This phenomenal live show goes beyond all your expectations, and proves that the circus isn't just for kids. All the talent of a West End show, with that irresistible circus magic.
Circus PaZaz is the little circus with BIG fun! Entertainment for the whole family in the best ‘little’ bigtop circus in town! We provide self-contained children’s & family entertainment &“Have a go” circus skills workshops for all ages, perfect for any family event or festival. We also help many schools to fundraise at school fete’s & during the school week, teaching the children a fantastic show that they can perform themselves after school for friends & family. This creates a wonderful summer school event that children, parents & teachers will remember for years to come… It has been said that, Circus PaZaz are a perfect size show for a first time circus visit for many young children especially under 5’s and we think our little show will be a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of circus. Director & producer Matthew Indge or better known as Clown Zaz has been entertaining children & families since he was a just a kid himself & takes great pride in his work. Over the years he has made a lasting impression on many children & adults from all walks of life both here & Abroad. Since taking on the circus from Fred’s flying circus Matt is proud and very happy to keep this tradition running for children & families to continue enjoying today.
We believe in a world where anything is possible. We understand that attending mainstream events can be difﬁcult for children with additional needs or families in difﬁcult circumstances which is why we’ve created a tut-free zone; a show in which shouting out, dancing and jumping up and down are expected. At our circus, everyone is absolutely encouraged to let go of their worries, get involved, and be themselves. We bring all the fun of the circus to children and families that may have found this difﬁcult in the past. We know that a circus is a family event that brings everyone closer, encourages creativity and allows people to become stronger and more able to face life’s challenges head on. We tour the UK bringing the very best in circus talent from around the world and stage 148 incredible, animal-free shows every year. Children with disabilities, families on low incomes, those facing challenges such as domestic violence, bereavement or who may be living with a life-limiting condition. Every child, whoever they are, is free to be themselves at a Circus Starr Show – shout with joy, move to the music or appear centre stage! We do it because nearly 1.5 million UK families can’t afford a single day out together. We do it because 50% of families with disabled children say that the stigma and discrimination they face makes them feel isolated. We create a magical world, harnessing the power of the circus and invite families with all kinds of different needs to have fun together in a safe, welcoming and unique atmosphere. In the Spring and Autumn Circus Starr can be experienced under the starry canopy of our big top; when winter makes accessibility more difﬁcult, we perform indoors – using existing buildings during the colder and more unpredictable months means that we never disappoint our deserving audiences. So, what we are is inclusive, exciting, non-judgemental, fun, accessible and magical and we bring all of this to you! Get excited, be excited and remember that excitement for years to come – we look forward to welcoming you.
At CirQuest, we believe circus is for every body. We use a strengths-based approach and, because no two learners are the same, our teachers use many different kinds of instruction. Our ongoing teacher development and mentorship ensures that our dedicated, passionate teachers are always refining their skills. We celebrate the individual differences of all our students and help every CirQuest student to develop to their full potential. Circus includes a huge variety of different skills, using different apparatus in a wide range of ways. We categorise circus skills under four types: Acrobatics involve the rotation and movement of the whole body through space, and usually in contact with or with support from the ground. Acrobatics skills include handstands, tumbling, acrobalance and contortion. Aerials include trapeze, silks, rope, lyra (aerial ring) and other apparatus that are suspended off the ground. Object manipulations include apparatus that are moved by the hands and body, such as juggling, diabolo and hula hoops. Equilibristic and locomotion skills involve the balance of the body and linear movement. Skills like riding a unicycle, stiltwalking, walking globe, and German Wheel fall under this category.