Cirqadia Contemporary Circus Festival – A First for Liverpool!
8th – 10th November 2019
Liverpool’s circus pioneers Freefall are delighted to announce that their Arts Council England bid for funding to support the city’s first-ever Festival of Contemporary Circus this November has been successful.
Cirqadia is a pioneering weekend of events celebrating the talent of UK based circus performers and providing a platform for new work from performers across the region as well as allowing young people new to the circus the opportunity to learn from the professionals.
Over the weekend audiences will be able to experience two new works from leading British circus artists – Sadiq Ali, Hauk Pattison and Laura Murphy. The main event on Saturday 9th November will feature a double bill of Sadiq and Hauk performing “The Chosen Haram” which is a newly commissioned work for the festival, and Laura performing “Contra” which is currently touring in Europe and was a highlight of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
A special showcase event, premiering works from emerging artists on Friday 8th November and hosted by the international circus and burlesque star Velma Von Bon Bon, will allow the performers to try out groundbreaking and experimental performances with a focus on gender, sexuality and diversity in contemporary circus.
Workshops and a symposium of talks and discussions centred on contemporary circus arts will also take place over the weekend at the Florrie.
-Nici Konigs Balfry, Zest Event Management