Circus Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
Date(s) - 28/04/2018 - 08/07/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National Centre for Craft & Design
Roll Up! Roll Up! This Spring The National Centre for Craft & Design and artsNK celebrate the 250th anniversary of Circus in Britain with a spectacular new show: Circus: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture. Join us for a balancing act of live performance and aerial acrobatics, film, photography, circus ephemera and design.
The exhibition presents elements of circus design through posters, pop culture and costume. Different viewpoints on the subject are uncovered through thematic exploration including Politics; Women in Circus, Equality and Inclusivity. The impact of circus on pop culture is highlighted through film, literature and music. Static exhibits are complemented by an ongoing programme of live aerial acts with star attraction pieces by performers in residence, Claire Crook aka Madam Mango and Rio Willett.
Free drop-in taster sessions will enable you to have a go at your own performance using aerial hoops led by the artsNK Dance Team!
Performers in Residence:
Claire Crook (Madam Mango)
Please see nccd.org.uk/events/circus for dates and times
Posters from the Richley Archive
Event Contact Information
Website Address: http://nccd.org.uk/exhibitions/circus
Contact Telephone Number: 01529 308710