Nikki & JD at the BIRD Theatre Festival, Japan

Posted on: 22 Aug 2018

Acrobatic duo Nikki & JD will perform the full-length version of their highly acclaimed piece Knot at the BIRD Theatre Festival in Japan on 15 & 16 September.

From its premiere at The Place in 2016 as part of the Resolution festival, to its UK tour by Crying Out Loud as part of Circus…

In The Studio | Cascade

Posted on: 21 Aug 2018

On Tuesday 21st August at 22:32, In The Studio  – the BBC World Service programme that takes you into the minds and processes of leading creative figures – follows the making of Cascade, a site responsive juggling, music and water extravaganza commissioned by Crying Out Loud for the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at

Circus Post

Posted on: 25 Jul 2018

Circus Post is a series of 14 short films made by Crying Out Loud and film-maker Deborah May contextualising the development of contemporary circus over the past 40 years. The series was commissioned by The Space and Arts Council England in 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

8 of the films in the series feature in


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Sideshow is a magazine and news point with a vigilant eye on the rising tide of contemporary circus. Through its event and festival listings, research initiatives and features coverage, the site aims to map the development of the art and to introduce audiences to the freshest and most exciting work while experimenting with new forms of digital media and storytelling.