We’re the UK’s leading contemporary circus producer
From its origins 250 years ago, contemporary circus uses both traditional and new techniques in the air and on the ground, to present skills, stories and narrative, often combining with other art forms such as music and dance.
It is essentially a theatrical medium, often performed in theatre spaces but also outside and in tents, using skills learned and acquired by dedicated performers that transcends from just ‘show’ to also ‘tell’. It can be dramatic, moving, funny and abstract, like any artform.
Contemporary Circus can be for both the young and older, and is extremely accessible due to much of the work being non-verbal. It is also the most thrilling, still-emerging artform in the world.
– Adrian Berry, Jacksons Lane Artistic Director
These words, from our Artistic Director Adrian Berry, highlight the essence of contemporary circus. However, you must remember that contemporary circus is an artform that evades definition as it continuously evolves.
We help artists at all stages of their careers to develop and progress to the next level.
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