Daredevils And Divas: A Night At The Circus #film coming soon... To celebrate the 250th birthday of modern circus, this film showcases the very best of British circus through a series of lavishly filmed, spectacular live performances - presenting the art form on television as it’s seldom been seen before.
Daredevils and Divas is hosted by the charismatic compere Doug Francisco of cult circus troupe The Invisible Circus. Doug guides the viewer through the performances with a series of dynamic links, shot in the historic Hippodrome Circus ring in Great Yarmouth.
STAY TUNED. To be released by the BBC Studios Production for BBC Four. It is produced and directed by Matt David. The Executive Producer for BBC Studios is Phil Dolling. It was commissioned for the BBC by Lamia Dabboussy.
#QUIMERA followers you can have a treat this week: 2 chances to watch our work, live and on screen!
👉Wednesday 17th Screening at International Quarter London. FREE! 12 to 5:45 on a rolling basis #i_q_london#iqlive#dancefilm 👉 Saturday 20th #aerialrope duet (excerpt of the full piece) performed as part of @jacksons_lane Tilted Circus Scratch by @tori_mcgrory and @adamfullickcircus If you come to any of those come and say hi! We’d love to hear from you 👋
Circus is 250 years old this year!
Circus began in 1768 when Philip Astley put on displays of trick riding it his riding school at Halfpenny Hatch in London.
Astley then started to include acrobatic and comedic performers alongside his animal displays.
The word "circus" is derived from the ancient Greek word "kirkos" meaning circular.
Today circus can be seen all over the world and no two experiences are ever the same.
I absolutely adore circus. It elicits great joy in me every time.
So far this year I have seen:
@bigtopburlesque (with @circussallai)
I am hoping to see @circus1903 when it comes to London and I just know there will be other shows I will attend in the meantime.
Half term is coming up which means there will most certainly be a circus near you!
To learn more about circus go to www.circus250.com and for shows go to www.circustalk.com/circus250programme and support circus!
A show cannot survive without an audience!