Circus Futures is a core partner of the EU project "Circus Next" (formerly titled Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe) working to assist companies based in the UK and Republic of Ireland to apply each year and providing residency support.
The most recent UK activity has been a year-long programme which has included an "open call" for emerging circus companies and individuals to enable them to be programmed in a two-day national event in Bristol, UK, which was attended by over 100 national and international programmers. A total of 12 companies were chosen to be showcased from over 65 companies and individual artists who applied. The target audience for the event included promoters from venues and festivals, practitioners, local authority art officers, agents and circus proprietors.
Click here to download the Circus Futures 2011 Schedule (PDF)
Click here to download the Circus Futures 2011 Brochure (PDF)
Artist Judge was Annabelle Holland whose company Kecca Rocca was selected as Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe Laureate in 2010. Showcase Producers were: Joe Mackintosh Director of SeaChange Arts & Out There International Festival of Street Arts and Circus; Mike Martins 'Norfolk and Norwich Festival' Producer for Circus and Outdoor Arts; Flora Herberich mentored by Leila Jones, Roundhouse Circus Producer; Executive Producer Verena Cornwall international arts consultant, specialising in circus, street theatre and spectacle.
A DVD of the showcase is available which highlights the work of the companies presented, namely:
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre
Joanna Morse Palmer
Lost In Translation Circus
Pirates of the Carabina
Sugar Beast Circus
Contact Circus Futures:
Verena Cornwall firstname.lastname@example.org +44 794 1480040Thanks to Upswing for permission to use their images.