Lab:time Residency at The Oak Circus Centre

We’re delighted to be working with The National Centre for Circus Arts on their Lab:Time programme for innovation and experimentation in the Circus Arts, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Through Lab:time individual artists and companies are able to secure research and development time.This is usually in their own Creation Studio at the National Centre for Circus Arts, but we’re offering a residency here in Norwich.

Together with Lost in Translation Circus we are looking to build a relationship with an artist or company who are interested in the crossover between dance, theatre and circus. We’re are interested in working closely with an artist/company who is in the process of making and developing a new work for a theatre or big top setting, and are keen to support work that utilises bigger disciplines that may struggle to find the height or technical support in other spaces.

We’re particularly keen to work with companies or artists that would be interested in engaging with the local community in some way – either through classes, exchanges, showings, or participation in events at the Oak, or in a training exchange between the company and Lost in Translation Circus, depending on timing.

This residency is suitable to most circus disciplines including trampoline, Russian bar, teeterboard, swinging aerial, as well as floor acrobatics, manipulation/equilibristics and movement. There may be some disciplines that are only able to be supported in a limited way, such as those that require a large, flat wooden floor space (e.g. German wheel), or ones that require very strong anchor points or ballast, such as tightwire.

For more information and details of how to apply visit the National Centre for Circus Arts website

Lost in Translation Circus at City Hall

On Friday 7 July, as part of the Lord Mayors celebrations, resident company Lost in Translation Circus will take over Norwich City Hall for a performance of Cirque Bordello. Performers will abseil down the walls and swing across the balconies as the building becomes a backdrop for this exciting and very funny new show for all the family.

Can Madame and the staff of Hotel Bordello defeat their arch enemy the dastardly Banker, who is conniving and scheming to repossess the hotel so he can sell it and make lots of money? Watch the cast of 6 highly skilled acrobats, clowns and jugglers tell the story of how the tenants battle to save their home and livelihood through circus skills, physical comedy and theatre.

Cirque Bordello also features a specially written musical score by renowned composer and multi instrumentalist Roger Eno. Deeper social themes emerge but with thrills, gasps, laughs and drama there’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy.

The free show starts at 8.45pm and last for 40-50 minutes.

Read more about it here.