Circus Timeline

Posted on: 2 Jan 2019

Contemporary circus has more history than you might think as our Circus Timeline reveals.

Taking its starting point in the community and social circus movements of the late 60s and early 70s, the Circus Timeline marks a selection of the pivotal companies and events from four decades of UK contemporary circus.

In the long view, we see circus’ reliable ability to…

Connecting with artists, audiences and professionals

20 December 2018

Posted on: 20 Dec 2018

Over the years, as well as presenting memorable events, Crying Out Loud has been instrumental in developing networks that promote artistic collaboration, skills exchange and sector development in the UK and internationally. In 2018 we connected artists, audiences and professionals in more places than ever.

Throughout the year, the Crying Out Loud team zig-zagged the world taking part in conferences and symposiums on the future development of contemporary circus. In…

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…