Circus Circus Circus is a festival of live art, spoken word, jazz, opera and of course, circus this November. Produced by Certain Blacks who have presented festivals and events in London over the past five years, diverse performance and music is programmed as a creative voice, encompassing multiple genres and artists who genuinely have something unusual and often collaborative to offer.
Circus Circus Circus features live artist Brian Lobel, Jazz maestro Rowland Sutherland, Hip Hop theatre and voice artists Muti Musafiri and Marv Radio, theatre maker and artist Jamal Harewood, Upswing Aerial Circus and more. Artists developed the circus performance during a residency at 101 Creation Space situated at Greenham Common, the former USAF base now dedicated to arts development.
Performances take place at Rich Mix, home of previous Certain Blacks festivals and London’s historic Hoxton Hall.
Clive Lyttle, Artistic Director of Certain Blacks said “Circus Circus Circus features artists that make work outside of the realms of the norm. The circus is more than a form of performance, it’s a way of challenging what can be done. This festival includes hip hop artists performing circus, opera singers as never seen before and music which breaks boundaries to provide two weeks of events that you may not find under a big top”
The festival will also partner with Upswing Aerial Circus, the company formed by Victoria Amedume. Upswing presents a mixed bill finale of new work from Symoné, Joana Dias and Out Of Order amongst other artists.