Circus On Ice: The Big Show in Toulouse (November 2019)

Circus On Ice: The Big Show in Toulouse takes place from the end of October until 11th November 2019. The marquee is set up on the parking across the Zénith, a multi-purpose indoor arena, in Toulouse.

Circus On Ice: The Big Show

1. ABOUT CIRCUS ON ICE

This is the very first time Circus on Ice tours in France. It is an event in itself as much on a technical than an artistic level. Indeed, it is a technical feat, which allows the moving 9000 tons of material and more particularly a real natural ice skating rink and its touring showroom across France.

It is also an artistic achievement with the circus stars, coming from the four corners of the world, mix with the ice skating stars.

The show is largely inspired by big American shows. The mix of circus and ice skating enthrals as much as astonishes the public through an original enchanting Live show.

The traditional sawdust circus ring leaves room to the authentic ice skating ring. The ice skating circus ballet, under the artistic direction of Veronika Kushnikova, attires itself in beautiful outrageous and shimmering costumes and brings you along with a whirlwind of dreams and emotions.

The show has around a dozen international artists in various realms working in fields such as balancing acrobatic, aerial straps, aerial loop/rope, acrobalance, ice skating, animal show, hula hoop, magic, juggling, clowning. Note, however, that I haven’t filmed everything.

2. CIRCUS ON ICE PERFORMANCES IN VIDEOS

Let’s start with a piece of ice skating performed by @allison.kymmel_official and her ice skating ballet company under the ‘Speed’ song by French singer-songwriter Zazie (note that the video isn’t upside-down despite the thumbnail showing otherwise):

 

Followed by an acrobalance  trio Empire composed of  @david_vasquez_leon, @duanyrruband @yordan_lombana performing under the ‘It’s Our Fight’ song by Steve Jablonsky:

 

Then followed two aerial shows:
  • Aerial straps with hair suspension performed under the ‘Phantom of the Opera’ song interpreted and played by violinist Lindsey Stirling.
  • Aerial rope/loop performed by @_jifg under the ‘Yalla’ song by French singer-songwriter Calogero.

The last human show I filmed, albeit very short, is the Rolla Bolla Balancing acrobat as follows:

And last but not least, I also filmed snippets of the dogs’ show by Gina Giovannis (private profile on Facebook):

Finally, you can catch a glimpse of other performances from the French tour with this overview video:

Want to watch a spooky circus project show for Halloween?

DUBLIN CIRCUS PROJECT

First of all, what is this project about? Dublin Circus Project is a non-profit organisation working to bring the circus arts to life in Dublin. They are based at Bannow Business Centre on Bannow Road, Cabra.

Secondly, why are they organising fundraising campaigns? Because they keep expanding and buying new equipment. Consequently, they organise regular kickstart live performance projects!

So, I attended their event on Saturday 31st October 2015 at the Back Loft Creative Hub, St Augustine Street, Dublin 8.

THEIR EVENTS AND CENTRE

For more information about the event and the circus centre, check these links:

https://www.facebook.com/events/304036816386575/

https://www.facebook.com/dublincircusproject/info/?tab=overview

http://dublincircusproject.com/dublin-circus-centre/

SPOOKY CIRCUS LIVE RECORDINGS AND PICTURES

Finally, enjoy the pictures and video snippets below. Apologises for the quality, the flash wasn’t allowed to be used during the performances!

B-Xtreme breakdance crew live performance at Bray Summer Festival 2014

B-XTREME breakdance CREW

As you can see from the below picture, Bray Summer Festival lines up lots of cool acts for both adults and children like the B-Xtreme breakdance crew. If you haven’t made it this weekend, don’t worry as it will still continue until the start of August 2014!

B-Xtreme breakdance crew

B-XTREME CREW MEMBERS

I have had the pleasure to attend the B-Xtreme high-energy acrobatic interactive breakdancing show at the Bray Summerfest.

The crew is composed of 3 dancers from New York City, USA:

  • Anthony Ready Rosa
  • Christopher Cuba Munoz
  • Jose Mini Collon.

B-Xtreme breakdance crew

THEIR PERFORMANCES AND AWARDS

These award-winning performers have not only brought dance from the streets but have exhibited their talents to:

  • colleges
  • festivals
  • half-time
  • shows
  • films and special events around the world.

They performed at the well known America’s Got Talent TV show in 2013.

Their shows are packed with:

  • acrobatic stunts
  • hilarious antics
  • and the hottest dance moves.

By combining their cutting-edge dance choreography with performing talents, they deliver an unforgettable experience that leaves crowds cheering for more.

LIVE RECORDING

I filmed their live performance on Saturday 12th July in Bray. They both delivered a brilliant dance routine and got the audience involved.

So sit tight and watch the whole video! Follow them on Facebook if you like!

 

 

Diversity Crew – Limitless 4th UK/Ireland 2013 Tour in pictures and videos

For fans of Diversity Crew and hip hop styles dances or even acro balance, this is a post-event review in pictures and videos, you don’t want to miss out!

I have been lucky to be able to attend the Diversity Limitless show at the O2, Dublin, Ireland, last Saturday 30th November 2013.

First of all, to my amazement, the show wasn’t only about new style hip hop and the crew itself but gathered different dancers, gymnasts, magicians, and musicians.

I have taken some pictures and videos of the event as well as gathered information about the dancers, acrobats, and illusionist who took part in the event.

Now, let me do a brief presentation of the artists (with their pictures) who are not part of the Diversity Crew itself:

Antoine Marc

Antoine Marc was born in Martinique (French Caribbean Island) and started to dance ballet at 4 years of age at the Caribbean Ballet School of Betty Bylon. He has also been an aerialist and acrobat, working for international productions.

Ling

Ling started dancing in 2004 as a self-taught b-boy, becoming part of the dance group trinity warriors in 2008. He has also become a worldwide competitor.

Acropolis

Acropolis is composed of female and male international elite Great Britain medal-winning acrobats and gymnasts.

Boadicea Ladies

Boadicea dance company was brought together by leading female artist Rhimes Lecointe (street dance 3D and into the hoods) to be a kink in the realm hip hop and commercial dance.

Frazer Freeze

Frazer ‘Freeze’ Bennett is a music producer, composer, and mashup artist from Bournemouth, UK, who fuses urban music with orchestral arrangements, funk, soul, hip hop, R’n’B, pop, dubstep and electronic music.

James Moore

James Moore is a master illusionist doing all his tricks ‘live’  with no camera edits or special edits.

Secondly, you will find below a snapshot of the show story plot:

The Story plot

Finally, you will find below a diaporama of pictures taken during the event as well as videos from some of their choreography:

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Cirkafrika – an African circus touring in France in February 2018

I have watched for the first time a few years ago this amazing  Cirkafrika, an African circus on a French channel.

First of all, I would like to share with you a snippet of their upcoming show as well as information about its storyline, artists, tour dates, etc…

cirkafrika - an African circus touring in France in February 2018

What is Cirkafrika?

Cirkafrika is an African based circus employing 50 artists across Africa, namely:

  • musicians,
  • dancers,
  • acrobats,
  • contortionists,
  • diabolos,
  • jugglers,
  • acrobatic balancers,
  • tap-dancers,
  • gumboots, hoops, bouncing balls artists,
  • acrobats,
  • foot jugglers.

They mainly tour in France. Similarly to Le Cirque du Soleil’s concept, this circus doesn’t make use of animals.

Now, what is the current show’s theme?

This year, the show tells the story of a small gifted monkey going for an adventurous trip to the vast plains of China. He meets many monsters ready to eat him to obtain 10 000 life years. But it’s  without counting on the superpowers of the small animal, at times funny, at times powerful and at times crafty. The monkeys’ king is the widely known story told to Chinese children.

Cirkafrika is currently touring in main cities in France from 3rd to 11th February 2018. You can watch a video teaser for this year’s show here:

If you would like to book your tickets, check this link to view available dates, seats and rates:

https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/resultat?ipSearch=cirkafrika

If you can’t get tickets or can’t make it for these dates, check on their website their next touring dates by clicking on ‘Réservez’:

CirkAfrika 3

Finally, you will find underneath a video reportage about the artists, their background/country of residence, how they trained and got recruited.

Anybody tempted to go and watch one of their shows, now? If that’s the case, hurry as it’s getting very quickly booked out!

About circus acrobalance classes and shows in Dublin

Ever dreamed to pick up some circus techniques ? Ever wanted to gain more flexibility and/or strength ?

Lisette Krol is giving regular flexibility and acrobalance classes on Dominick Street Upper, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Have a look at the below slideshow, to get an idea what is acrobalance is about, what kind of tricks you will be learning and other information related to her courses.

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For those who do not know where Tribe Fitness Dance Studio is located, check out the below link:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/TribeFitnessDanceStudio?fref=ts

If you are interested in watching her shows, she is regularly performing around midnight onwards on fridays at the Dragon pub (south great georges street).

Finally, I came across this beautiful UK circus website and thought you might like to check out these stunning african acrobats as well:

http://circusperformers.org/ghana-afican-acrobats.html

Enjoy and come along for a taster class!