Epicycle (3:16)

Circus Post is a series of short films made by Crying Out Loud and film-maker Deborah May contextualising the development of contemporary circus over the past 40 years.

 Epicycle, a vast, dirty ring of steel studded with valve wheels and junk controls along its edge, is the work of the French group CirkVOST. Ludovic des Cognets’ photographs follow the piece from rehearsal to performance in London’s Waterloo Place where men and women appear to climb the rungs of the circle before lowering ropes and trapezes to make their flights.

Epicycle at London’s Waterloo Place was part of Piccadilly Circus Circus.